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Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Few Christmas Projects...

I am doing this post so I can link up to two different linky parties.
  One is at SewNSo's Sewing Journal,





and the other is at Me Making Do.







 I believe there are a lot of people feeling the Christmas Crunch just like me. I had so many plans for things I wanted to make, but as always "Life Happens", and I didn't get as much accomplished. I don't know where the time goes until I look back over my calendar and see how busy I've been, and a lot of my time was spent with my grandkids so that matters more than anything. They love the things I make them, but right now I'm more into making memories than anything else.
  I have embroidered them a couple of shirts (remember how long I spent on the Christmas pajamas?)  I had also promised a few people that I would make them the Santa placemats for this Christmas. I finished those last week.
 The designs on the placemats came from http://www.smartneedle.com/.
 The cute Reindeer and Snowman Alphabets came from http://www.planetapplique.com/.
 Now I am minus one shirt, and that is Shelby's. I plan on doing it tomorrow, but that's only if I don't have to go and keep Cayden. He was feeling puny today. If I do, that's ok, as the snowman shirts can be worn after Christmas.




When I was working full time, I always wished I could be off the whole month of December. Now I'm retired, and I can't for the life of me figure out where my time goes, but at least I don't have the stress of working and juggling the time I get to spend with my grandkids!
  I hope all of you enjoy the days before Christmas because in my opinion there is just no other feeling like the spirit of Christmas. Let's not forget the Reason for the Season!
 "For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11

11 comments:

Julie said...

I love them! The shirts are adorable!! The place mats are the cutest!

Laurie said...

If you figure out where time goes, please let me know!
I LOVE everything you have made, especially the shirts! I hope to get Paxton's appliqued today - well, at least that is my plan!

Sew Shine said...

Shirley,

Your shirts are ADORABLE! Love those little letters all dressed up as Rudolph! What a blessing you have to be near your grands! My DH and I are several states away from our parents so we only get to see them once or twice a year! You are wise making such special memories with your little ones! Merry Christmas!

Elisabeth Rose said...

Shirley, I love the shirts and the placemats!! I'll have to look at the Smartneedle site. I am home with my kids and I wonder how working Moms get anything done, because my day flies by and I don't finish half my list, so I know what you mean. It looks like you have accomplished a lot, though- thanks for showing us these great projects!

Deb said...

I totally understand....where does our time go?!?!? I feel like I stay busy...but still can't get it all done!! The place mats and shirts are adorable!!! You're so talented!!!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Those are awesome! Great job!!

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Lauranie said...

WoW!! you do good work girl!! LOVE the little placemats..sooo cute!! Thanks for stopping by and visiting!! And just like Laurie said...IF you figure out where time goes...LET ME KNOW!! I have so much to do and NO TIME!! We are going to Disney World in the Spring, so all of my children and neice and nephews are getting mickey-inspired monogram things...as well as my Momma who will get a shirt with all of her little "mickeys and minnies"..haven't started yet, but bet I will be at my machine ALL DAY for that one!!! Have a happy Christmas with your family!

Sherry said...

Your projects are great! What fun shirts! I was thinking on my way home from work today that I need to slow down, not worry about finishing everything and enjoy this wonderful time of the year. I plan to remember the reason for the season. Thanks for this post.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your place mats are beautiful and love the shirts! You are VERY talented! Love pretty things like this! Hugs! ♥

Sara said...

what adorable projects!!! I love them all!!!

Garfield said...

This is really cool! I'm always looking for new applique embroidery designs to use in my stuff. Sometimes my imagination just isn't too imaginative.