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What Happened to December 2012?

I didn't have a single blog post in December for three reasons: some of my sewing was for gifts, the rest of the sewing was not terribly interesting, and even if I could have made it interesting there wasn't time for blogging.

Yet, I did do some sewing and wanted to record it here so I can remember later on. Sadly, there aren't really any pictures (I guess this post is more for me than you).


  • linen "picture" napkins for my mom (kids colored on them with fabric markers and I hemmed the edges)
  • a pillow for a friend
  • felt owl ornaments for teachers using this tutorial

Other sewing in December was determined by the needs of my family:

  • two tops for one daughter and one for the other - all very basic companion pieces for orphan hand-me-downs
  • fleece pajamas for my son - reducing bulk in the stash
  • four undershirts for The Preacher - he only needed a couple, but I did as many as I had fabric for and constructed them assembly-line style
  • one dress for my older daughter - a very last minute decision that worked out well and will have its own blog post soon

That's it!


  1. I love the idea of picture linens. It's a great way to have functional art work that a grandparent would love.

  2. You may not have blogged in December but you certainly created quite a bit! Thanks for the link to the owl ornament. It's adorable and I may have to give it a try for Christmas 2013.


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