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Options for a snowy day

Oh the weather outside is frightful,

But the fire is so delightful,

And since we’ve no place to go,

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

 

Sewing Projects:

I am in the glamour mode so I could work on a cocktail dress for my Etsy shop.  Black lace, chiffon, satin, ribbon, and braiding.

I am making this jacket for my daughter using the time-consuming traditional method for the lining, handsewing.

I am making this jacket for myself using a quick method for the lining, mostly machine sewing with a little handsewing.

My oldest son wants a few hoodies.  This one is black and turquoise sweatshirt knit with a LOUD printed cotton lining.  The purple and turquoise embroidery thread is for machine embroidering a logo he designed.

My grandbaby has taken Snowbell everywhere.  Snowbell kept her company while she was in the hospital recently.  My grandbaby is healthy again, but Snowbell is not.  Her arms are literally hanging by threads.  I also need to make Snowbell a new outfit before she goes back home.

Christmas Baking to do:

  • Jamaican Fruitcake
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
  • Clear the Cupboard Cookies
  • Triple Chocolate Cookies
  • Snickerdoodles
  • Butter Cookies
  • Molasses Cookies
  • Chai Shortbread
  • Spritz Cookies
  • Coconut Macaroons
  • Pecan Squares

I don’t know what I will work on, but I have no place to go.  Let it snow!

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Guess What I’m Making?

My granddaughter is here this weekend because we had a big cookout for family and friends.  She’s 5.  That’s the age I usually make a special gift.  Here’s the first piece of the gift.

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Sewing with my granddaughter is very different.  I trying to concentrate on the construction of her gift and she wants to have conversations.  She giving me pieces of scrap fabric and asking me to stitch this.  Of course this is while I am in the midst of stitching part of her gift. She has one of my thread boxes.  She’s asking for a needle.  She wants a drink.  This is different, but FUN!  Here’s another piece of the gift.

 

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My granddaughter has been bathed and has her PJs on, but she won’t go to sleep.  Why do kids fight sleep?  I finished another piece of the gift.

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She’s still up.  She’s wants to help, but there nothing she can do.  The pieces of the gift are coming together.

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She went to sleep a long time ago.  I didn’t realize how late it was.  She leaves in the morning and I want her to have this gift.  The main part of the gift is done.

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I did get some sleep.   Then I worked on the clothes.  Pink is one of my granddaughter’s favorite colors.  Isn’t it a favorite color of many little girls.  My granddaughter also wanted a flower in her hair and a skirt.  Here’s the gift.  My grandbaby loves it and named the doll Snowbell.  I asked her why that name.  She replied, “Because I want to.”  Is life really that simple?

Snowbell, the gift

Snowbell, the gift