Friday, December 11, 2015

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Wow, it sure has been a while! I haven't posted but I haven't stopped sewing and I have a lot of pictures to share. Life sure has been crazy! Back at the end of October and beginning of November, 3 of my family members had surgery all within a 2-week period of time. So helping each of them with their recoveries was my #1 priority. I was supposed to do a craft show right before Thanksgiving but with everything going on, I just didn't have time to properly prepare so I backed out. And I'm so glad I did. I would have been way too stressed out!

Back in October, I finished 2 more mini quilts. My son has claimed the zig zag one. Maybe I'll be able to finish it for Christmas.

In November, I worked on some English paper pieced hexagons for a special project along with the Midnight Mystery Quilt instructions and a bee block.



At the end of November and beginning of December, I made 2 large sleep sacks for Annabelle. She has outgrown the Carter's brand, which goes up to 9-months, and the Halo sleep sacks are so expensive. She sleeps better in sleep sacks, though, because she moves around so much and they help slow her down. Not a lot, but every little bit helps! These are a good 6-8" longer than she is and there is still plenty of room across for her to grow. And they don't prevent her from getting up on her knees and scooting. I think she'll be crawling before long!

My quilt guild had a Christmas luncheon party this week and we were all asked to make floating 4-patch blocks. They were to be used as entries into a raffle to win all of the blocks. I made 4 blocks because they are simple and quick. And I ended up winning all of the blocks! I think I'm going to add a frame around each block because they are not all the same size and some are kind of wonky. This way, I'll have uniform sized blocks and the quilt will end up a bit bigger. But that will be a project for next year! :)

Also, I've been working the last couple months on another custom order. The same lady I made the Seattle Seahawks bowl cozies, key chains and zippered pouches for, wanted 4 table runners and 36 (3 sets of 12) napkins made with that same fabric. I finished all that last night and shipped everything out this morning. It feels good to have that big finish done!

Now, I have 2 quilts to bind, a few small Christmas gifts to make, 2 more sleep sacks to make for Annabelle and some things for myself that I may or may not get to for this year. And Christmas is 2 weeks away! Aaaaahhhhhhh! I better get crackin'!

I'm linking up to Can I Get a WHOOP WHOOP?, WHOOMP, There IT Is! and crazy mom quilts' finish it up Friday.
A Quilted Passion

I hope you all have a Sew Crafty weekend!

Jenn

8 comments:

  1. I love the mini quilts. You've gotten quite a bit done! Congrats on winning the blocks. Hope to see the work in progress.

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  2. You must be exhausted! Beautiful work! I love the hexies, they are so fun and always effective!

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  3. Wow! Looks like you've got your sewing mojo cranked right up - so many lovely makes happening. Well done and good luck finishing the projects left on your sewing list!

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  4. Jenn, my goodness you are so busy! You must not know if you are coming or going sometimes! All the projects look wonderful. I particularly love the zig zag mini your son claimed. Isn't it wonderful when they do that? :)

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  5. Love those Amy Butler hexies! I have a fair bit of that fabric in my stash. You've been very busy. I was a big fan of sleep sacks when my twins were smaller (they're 13 months now), but they're super active and would get frustrated when they were restricted by them. Now we just do pjs... I miss the sleep sacks!

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  6. You really have been busy! I am glad you were able to pause to help your family when they needed you. And congratulations on finishing and shipping off the order to your customer - that always feels so great! :)

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  7. Wowzers! You've been a BUSY bee! Yeah...that zig zag mini is my fave too. I'd even wait until after Christmas for it. ;) =) What a great idea for a raffle and congrats on the win. That's a HUGE custom order! Glad you go that out of the way. I've recently taken things off my "by Christmas" list and I feel so much better! Thanks for linking up Jenn!

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  8. Great work! I love your mystery quilt fabrics.

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