Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Best Intentions ...

... Go by the wayside

I had several projects lined up for retreat that would require large design walls -- at least larger than I have at home. But in the end I left those at home since I decided I should finish a few small projects and work on Christmas gifts. 

First up yesterday I enlarged the tote pattern and quickly assembled another one.  My little travel Janome did not handle the stitching quite as nicely as my Baby Lock at home, though so I have plans to make another one for Secret Santa when I get home Thursday.

Tote #2 - New and Improved
This one went into the S'mores Dirty Santa swap tonight.  It was picked first and stolen once.  Quite a record for me!

My first gift pick turned out to be an oh-so-soft pink and gray wool scarf with matching gloves.  It was stolen by the person who brought it because she couldn't bear to part with it!  The nerve!

I ended up with a Frivols mini quilt kit.

This one is Polka Dots & Paisleys (Minick & Simpson for Moda) in luscious patriotic colors.

The kit will make this sweet 26" x 26" mini.

Guess what I'll be working on tomorrow!  I haven't been able to finish any of the other projects I brought for one reason or another.  And I don't think my small travel machine is the best choice for quilting the Christmas table runners.  So why not start something new!!


  1. I can see why your iron caddy was a hit! Your gift is great, too. Love that line of fabric and the mini is adorable!

  2. Sorry to hear that you didn't get to keep the yummy hat and scarf set!! :o((

  3. Frivols looks like fun! And it's always a good time to start a new project!

  4. No wonder your iron caddy was picked first and then stolen. That was such a nice gift. Sad that you didn't get to keep the hat and scarf. How many times do you allow something to be stolen before it becomes off limits.

  5. The iron caddy turned out very cute, no wonder it was so popular. Hope you got a good start on your new project.

  6. The Frivols kit looks like a lot of fun! I've never gotten any of those, but they are so tempting!


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