One more UFO is finished this past week. My good friend, Dee, made a redwork Santa for me, many years ago. It has been my intention for quite a while to make it into a pillow, but it was in my UFO stash because I am afraid of zippers. I have a new friend, Aggie, who is great at making pillows and she said she could finish it for me in time to use it this Christmas. So I gave her the Santa, and she finished it into a lovely pillow. So it is out of my UFOs, and I am so happy to have it on the living room couch.
Here it is:
The Pie hot pads project is started, and I am making improvements in my plans as I go. Here are the first two I have made:
and here is a picture of the back of them:
I don’t have as many rounds of quilted circles from the bedspread as I do circles of pie fabric, so some pies will have a fabric backing. But I like the plaid binding better than the solid tan….it looks more like the pie is on a plate. The tan binding is too similar to the crust. I was also planning on using some leftover bindings that I have, but the binding must be cut on the bias, and some of my saved pieces of bindng are not.
I am thinking I need to use a round pattern guide on top of them when I sew the binding on, as these two are “roundish” and they would look better to me if they were actually round. And I am thinking about leaving some background of white between the crust and the binding. I am also thinking that I am over thinking the project.
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Please pray with me for my sister, as she now has Covid. Thankfully, the dialysis facility will still treat her three x a week, but will not allow anyone to sit with her while she receives treatment. She has had all her Covid shots, so I am praying she has a mild case of Covid and that she will be compliant while receiving dialysis.
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Your redwork Santa looks so jolly as a Finished Object rather than a UFO.
The optical illusion potholders are so clever!
Thirty years ago when I made most of my clothes I got good at zippers (especially 7" for the skirt pattern that I made a couple of dozen times). I've had this sewing machine (Janome) for three years this month and I haven't put a zipper into anything. I ought to set a goal to "make something with a zipper."
I hope your sister will be ok, I know you have said someone usually needs to be with her for her treatment - that she doesn't handle it well? Maybe they can sedate her for the treatment so she will remain calm - I hope you do not get covid as well but glad you all have your shots to help keep it mild
One thing about posting every day. It does not always have to be whole book. Those pie hot pads are ingenious.
That Santa Pillow is PERFECT!!! And it just puts you right in the Spirit!!
When I first scrolled by the potholders - I thought - Oh she has been baking - Too funny!!! love those!
Prayers for your sister - hopefully she will have mild symptoms and recover quickly. That redwork Santa made a wonderful pillow!!
That Santa embroidery is absolutely gorgeous! It works great as a pillow. Love the pie potholders! I hope your sister's case of Covid is a mild one.
The redwork Santa is gorgeous and how wonderful to have such dear friends to create and finish it for you. Those pie potholders look like pies. Your sister is in my prayers as is your family . Merry Christmas and thank you for hosting the link party.
Hi Judy, those pie hot pads are lovely - such a neat idea! I wish your sister all the best. Take care.
Your pie pot holders are too cute. In fact, they make me want a piece of pie NOW! Thank goodness there are friends who have different skills than us and are willing to help! Santa looks too cute on the sofa.
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