Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

This past week I've had vacation from work, so I got to stitch a little.

(for Andy and Chelsea)
Since I learned how to make pillowcases, all the boys are getting a set of cases (among other things) for Christmas.
(for Adam and Mary Elizabeth)
I top-stitched the accent strip down this time as I read on a blog that it will stay down after washing that way and not require ironing. I also used French seams on the inside to enclose the raw edges. I only had to unstitch and re-do twice (progress).
(for Eron and Meredith)
I showed this (blue and yellow) pair of cases to my neighbor, and offered to make her a pair. She needs king size so I had to adapt. Instead of 27" for the main portion, you upsize to 36" (see the Twiddletails pdf)
(for Wanda and James)
I mentioned I'd done a little shopping on E-bay. I never in a million years would have thought to order cowboy boots from online. Not in a million years. But I fell in love with a picture of one boot size 9 1/2,  so I made the purchase, and then spent 4 days worried I'd wasted the money my husband gave me for my Christmas present. The picture only had one boot in it. What if I hadn't read the information correctly and there really was only one boot? Or the second boot was too deformed to be in the picture?

It looked like they'd never been out of the box. And when I slipped them on, they felt like they were made for me. I got lucky. I love them.
Three hundred dollars less than retail price. I did good this time. I never need another pair of boots ever in this lifetime.

5 comments:

tania said...

Hi Karmen
So sorry about the loss of your MIL prayers go out to you, your husband and family.

Love your new table what a nice find!

Aren't those pillow cases addictive?

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

O'Quilts said...

Yeah on the boots!! Yeah on the pillowcases!! And, a big yeah for Kitten reclaiming her rightful spot as leader of the clan. Merry Christmas once again.

WoolenSails said...

I had a glass table, not sure if I still do, lol. With us, wood is better, dings and chips just make it look vintage, lol. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

Debbie

Muddling Through said...

Love the boots, and what a LOT you have accomplished! Merry Christmas!

Karmen Sunshine said...

Merry Christmas to you too Tania; I hope to see you more often in the new year.