Christmas Tree Pants
It’s almost time to buy a tree, so I figured I’d better get cracking on finishing my Christmas tree pants! When I looked at them again, they were looking a little Canadian flag-ey, so I hoped that I could bring it back to Christmassey with some hand-quilting.
I thought I was doing pretty well with one thimble, but I guess I wasn’t since Mr. Yazoo said he heard me yell ‘ow’ a lot. :> I’ve been bringing the pants to work so I could get a little quilting done during lunch, but on Monday I forgot my thimbles at home, so I made one out of paper and tape. Heh, heh.
Circle Zip Pouch
I realized last night that my library copy of Heather Ross’s Weekend Sewing was due, so I spent a few hours tracing patterns, cutting them out, and scanning the instructions. After that, I had very little time left to sew before I was supposed to wake up for work (hah!), so I made 0.9 + 0.5 out of three keychain coin purses for my friends’ Christmas presents.
I think I have to top stitch them by hand because after I turned the first one right-side-out, I couldn’t squeeze it under my sewing machine foot! I also have to re-serge that second one because I didn’t realize one of my threads had broken when I was going back over a section that didn’t grab all of the layers, and I ended up just trimming the previous serging stitches off. Oof!
I was really sleepy this past week, so I didn’t get much done.
Happy turkey day, everyone!