Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Owlie!


Ok. I must admit I didn't blog as I had promised this past weekend b/c I didn't really get blog traffic my way and was feeling a bit down. I decided to check my blog today and guess what! Comments! How exciting! Thanks Alison and Em! I appreciate your kind words!



I have yet to get my hands on a digital camera (on my to do list) but using a camera phone -- best I could do for now -- Here ALAS is a rather blurry picture of Owlie! Doesn't do him justice.

Since it was chilly outside this past weekend, my chickie and I stayed in and did some crafting. I decided to teach HER to sew. We are making a kitty, a Fat Cat rather. Though it is from a knitting website, we had felt and started from that point on. She did however decide he needed a tail so that's what we started with. She got a hang of the sewing bit with some help though she got restless and left him sanz a body.

So we will continue with that and next on our list I figured could be some handmade Christmas ornaments. We are getting our tree this weekend and I figured it would added a nice homemade, handmade touch and, well, maybe we are starting our own little tradition. I imagine it will be great to see them when we are all older.

I have been building my stash so it's a good thing that on Monday I kidnapped my mom's old Singer Stylist 543 sewing machine. I put the Quilt-A-Long on pause (but do plan on catching up) and got working on Christmas presents. They are coming along great. I am making some nice matching sets of wallet, key chain, change purse and tissue pouch, all from Sew Mama Sew's List. I am 3/4 done with my practice set and so far so good. It's coming along much faster. I will post pictures tomorrow! NOTE TO SELF: Borrow camera!

7 comments:

Breanna said...

Cute owl! Good luck with your Christmas gifts. I have put my quilt-a-long on hold, because I don't like the background fabric I was using, and need to find something else. And I really should be making some Christmas gifts anyway...

CONNIE W said...

Hello from Southern Indiana. Just found your blog. Merry Christmas to you.

scrapbooker47 said...

I just found your blog too. I have just started blogging and am learning as I go. I love yours! Thanks for sharing.

Gandksmom said...

I found you through quilt along and just have to tell you how much I love Owlie! You are talented!
Wendy

Em said...

I think the owlie is really cute, and the cameraphone is just fine! Sorry it's been so long since I've looked at your site - I've been busy too! I tried to finish up all of my presents for Christmas, and then I had to catch up on the quilt-along too! Now I am really behind, I haven't started the sashing or borders... Em

amandajean said...

just stopped by to check in...how is your quilt a long coming?

annenyc said...

Thanks to everyone for commenting. I hope you will continue to check in every now and then.

Amanda Jean - I stopped the qulit-a-long for a bit b/c I am actually working on an actual quilt for my daughter! I want to get it done before it's too warm so she'll get some use out of it. Simple just squares but I'm being really picky about the layout. Will post a pic when I sew it together and then will get to the Quilt-a-Long. How's yours coming along?