Thursday, December 04, 2008

Togetherness and my 300th post


Stacy is having Theme Thursday on togetherness. Here is my entry for the theme, our annual trip to cut our Christmas tree. Use to be 4 daughters on this trip, but the 2 college girls weren't able to make it. We still have lots of fun but we do miss them. It was very, very cold and starting to sleet. We were able to select our tree very quickly!

This is the one:




Christmas decorations:

Some Santas:



This is what I am sewing #104 from 10/2008, it is taking me quite awhile, just 15-30 minutes of sewing here and there.




I can't believe this is my 300th post. A giveaway is in order, let's see....... I went and found 4 purse patterns (Big 3) and they have never been used. Leave a comment on what you are sewing/crafting for presents and you will entered into the drawing.

22 comments:

  1. That's a good kind of togetherness...too bad the weather was not cooperating. We used to cut our own tree growing up, but now we have an artifical. At least is looks real. :)

    What am I crafting? I have a pair of unfinished duiponi silk pants on the table for the little girl that need to be finished up and then it is on to some presents. I'm thinking of doing some makeup bags and purses.

    congrats on 300!

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  2. That's a wonderful picture ! It looks like you had a great time even with the cold & sleet.

    I'm doing mostly crafting this year for gifts. Knitting discloths, sewing criss-cross coaster sets & making grocery bag totes. Cookies too, if baking counts. All started, but none yet complete. 1 week to finish...my panic countdown has begun, LOL

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  3. oops - Congratulations on 300 !

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  4. I've been making lots this year! Cosmetic box bags, a messenger bag, and crayon rolls for the kids. If I get the chance, I would like to make a few cloth grocery sacks.

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  5. I don't often comment on any of the blogs that I read, but I am trying to start, and a give away is as good a time as any! ;)

    I made 3 crochet potholders for my mother-in-law (hers were very sad last time we were there), I'm making fleece pull-overs for my husband and my brother, my neice is getting a play tent shaped like a teepee.

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  6. Congratulations on your 300th post! Your house looks warm and cozy after such a cold tree buying day. As for sewing, I've made a dozen polar fleece socks, am working on felt ornaments, Franzi vest, coat, PJs--it's nutty, I know.

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  7. Congrats on hitting 300! Very cool!

    I am working on reorganizing my sewing room right now so I haven't sewn in a bit but I have a few projects in the works - a Christmas tree skirt, potholders and a couple of quilts.

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  8. Love the girls and their matching braces. Crafting for Christmas: A skirt with skeleton heads on it for my goth niece and some fun boxers for my son. That's it so far...

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  9. That is such a great picture! Your tree looks so wonderful too. I'm working on the dumb Weekender bag. It's getting put away tho, I'm already frusterated with it. I'm on to a few things for moi instead.

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  10. I have made some totes from the great instructions on "classic tote" on SewMamaSew! Since I finished it, Christmas present exchanging in the family has been changed so now I won't be exchanging presents with one of the intended receipients. I'll have to work that out. :-) Other than that, I have a lined woolen spencer as work in progress for my niece.

    Your living room is very pretty. I have put up some decorations - four "Christmas hearts" (http://www.historie-online.dk/special/jul/pynt_hjertekugle.htm) - they are usually made out of colourful glazed paper cut out and weaved together. It is one of the most traditional things in Danish Christmas decoration. According to tradition, Hans Christian Andersen should have invented it - no-one knows if its true but the oldest known heart dates back to 1861 and is made by him. I have four hearts made in fabric backed with fusible interfacing - they last so much better. :-)

    The hearts can go from very simple with two "legs" to weave up to large complicated patterns: http://www.duda.dk/Grundfag/Kristendom/Jul/juleklip/julehjerter/julehjerter.html - at this page you can find visual instructions as well.

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  11. Your home Christmas decorations looks so cozy! Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Wow, this coat is going to be stunning.
    Congratulations on your 300th post!
    I won't be crafting much for Christmas as I am busy moving to England, but I made a dress for my younger sister, and am going to make Amy Butler's High Street Messenger Bag for Seb, in hemp fabrics.

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  13. Looks like fun. I take my tree out of the attic. And the temp is in the 60's. Not quite the same. I'm working on purses for Christmas gifts.

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  14. Hi! It looks cold and I can say I really don't miss that part of MO. I've been making some fabric baskets and crocheting purses. I'm also working on some quilted table runners. Enjoy the holidays! Thanks!

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  15. You are such an inspiration to getting projects completed. This year I am making small gifts and finishing a couple larger ones. Zippered pouches with goodies inside, fun pillowcases and a couple quilts.

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  16. Cute picture of the 4 of you. I know what you mean about missing those college kids! We really miss ours too. I sewed 2 tops for Kristina last week and am now on to Christmas sewing of an apron, scrub top, and pj pants for Este. Then a few pot holders, etc. Happy Sewing! Virginia

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  17. Your house looks so pretty all decorated up for the holidays. What a fun day to go cut your own tree.

    I am working on making a purse for my dd still. Didn't do it for her birthday and am trying to get to it for Christmas. Bought some fleece remnants today to hopefully get some fleece shirts made too.

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  18. Julia6:37 AM

    Congrats on your 300th post, phew!!

    This year I am making my nieces and friends children themed bags using Fat quarters bought especially reflecting their interests - Rachel bakes cakes so I got a beautiful Japanese print of cupcakes, Jessie is musical so her bag will have musical notes fabric, and Niahm loves horse-riding so her bag has horse scenes - all will be reviewed in due course on Sewing Pattern review!

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  19. Congrats on 300! Your house looks fantastic.

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  20. I am making ponchos and a fleece jacket for gifts.

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  21. I"m only making a couple of types of gifts this year: nail file covers out of grosgrain ribbon, and a couple of linen guest towels with Bible verses on them. They're turning out really cute.

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  22. What a great trench coat, Lori! It looks so professional and so nice on you! It looks like you and your family are enjoying the holidays. Blessings to all of you!

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