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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Occupy Your Sewing Room!

Occupy Sewing Room

I posted last week about this event coming up. I hope there are several of you that read my post that plan to participate.
  If you want to Link Up to Occupy Your Sewing Room - then click HERE!
 I have been working hard even before this week, and I did manage to get a few things accomplished.

 Just Friday night I embroidered this little shirt for our foster grandchild for his birthday party. He loves trucks and cars of any kind, and he sleeps with a little red monster truck so I couldn't resist this cute design from The big 5 came from the alphabet "Landon" by, and the name is from Kabo designs #114. I think he will love it!

 This week I also worked on my fabric gift bags. Now I'm not finished, but I wanted to show you the ones I have made. They are nothing fancy, but they serve the purpose and eliminate a lot of extra garbage for the landfill at Christmas. I bought the fabric after Christmas last year at Hancock's, and also the ribbon at Hobby Lobby.
 Sorry I didn't pictures of the bags with gifts inside. I just haven't had time! I will add some pics later. I've made 6 of these so far.
These are some shirts I did at the beginning of the week.
Saying from Applique Corner
Snowman face from Sew Terrific
Jingle All the Way from Bunnycup Embroidery
Some other shirts I've done for my grands will follow. I try to make them a few each year. We rode the Polar Express right after Thanksgiving, and I made all 3 a shirt with "I Believe" from Planet Applique. I had to have these done in November.

 Yes, I've been busy! However, this isn't all I've done. I'll have another post coming up of a few more things I did in November. 
 I still have a couple more things to make. This will be a very, very busy week! I'm just thankful that I'm retired and I can enjoy the month of December no matter how hectic it gets.
  I love Christmas, but I always try to remember the real reason for the season. Jesus Christ was born to save us all! John 3:16.

Hugs to my blogging friends!


Rhonda said...

Great work, you have been busy.

Barbara said...

Great work. I'm so glad you joined in.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Super work on all those shirts! Wow!! Love the gift bags, too, clever. Thank you for sharing.

Denise :) said...

Your shirts are all so precious!! I love them -- especially the 'skip my sister' one. LOL! And the little shirt for Errik is *wonderful*!!! :)

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

WOW, you truly have been busy and looks like your sewing room has seen you a lot. Good to have someone to sew for and the kids love what you create. I hope Master Errik has a delightful birthday full of fun, love and cake.

Calicojoan said...

I love machine applique and these are all great. I appreciate you telling is where you found the designs. I am off to do a little shopping for myself now. I think I need more designs!! :-)

Mosaic Magpie said...

All very cute, you were smart to get an early start!

Eat To Live said...

you are very talented... I am going to make some fabric gift bags. I used all the ones I made already.

Foolish Feathers said...

Fabric bags! What a fantastic idea! Now that we are having a baby and going to start wrapping presents again, that is a great idea (we have been using the paper gift bags and reusing every year). Great job on all the shirts as well, keep up the good work!

Lynette said...

Awesome holiday shirts and gorgeous gift bags. I'm going to be making a bunch of grocery totes this week. Thanks for the little kick in the seat to get it done. :D

Bev C said...

Hello Shirley,

Oh I love your embroidery,especially the one about skipping your Sister.
Happy days.

Aliene said...

Very pretty and good work.

mo said...

I do hope your holidays are full of wonderful surprises!



Sherry said...

You have accomplished a lot and I am sure that the things your made will be fun for all of those who receive them. I have not done much in my sewing room lately, just a little and there are many unfinished things waiting. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.