Friday, August 29, 2008

Christmas Stocking Swap

I signed up for a stocking swap on one of the sewing groups I belong too. It's my second swap. This one we are to make a Christmas stocking, all using the same stocking pattern, and stuff it with sewing related stuff. Tomorrow I'm going to go through my Christmas prints, find the pattern I printed off and have no clue where I put it for safekeeping!!! I also want to go to my FAVORITE QUILT STORE----NANCY'S CALICO PATCH---and get some various fat-quarters, fat-eighths, and some other little somethings to put in the stocking. This is to be mailed of in November. But, Christmas (I try to make and buy gifts in September and October, wrap in October and be finished by Thanksgiving so after Thanksgiving I decorate, bake, cook, etc.) is a BUSY time around here and with keeping my daughter's one and two year old daughters and on either the 11th or the 12th of September she 's having baby girl number three!!! I figure I should get this made, buy some stuff for it so it won't be too much of a rush when the time comes to mail it.

Hope this goes better than my first swap...that was to be mailed out the first week in August and here it is almost the first week in September and I've yet to see my package. She said her machine was on the fritz and was going over to her mother's to sew on it. Then a week or two later she was busy creating an apron for a swap. So sounds like it will show up soon...

Monday, I will get down my scarecrows I made 16 years ago, painted faces, etc. Get those stuffed and other outdoor fall decorations up except for my witches and black cats as they go up on October 1st. I've bought one large fall mum and the ones I saved from previous years are starting to bud. I've them in two wheelbarrows.


andsewon said...

Hey waving at ya from Raynor in Isle of Wight...;-)
We have rain today hummm weather folks this AM said only near Richmond a chance. Ha!!
Thanks so much for posting at my blog! I love my Ham Bag. Get comments on it. We need to meet up at quilt show as the Ham Bag Ladies..;-)
Wanted to tell you at Eagle Harbor Shopping Center just over JRB is a new fabrc Quilt store, Bella Fabrics. Very nice gals. Had coupon in yesterdays Daily Press.
Not open tomorrow but from 1-6 today and then open Tuesday.
I have another knee injection then so will drop in when I come back from NN.
Good luck on your swap! I too have one The Stitcher's Angel Swap need to get busy!!!

Diane said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog at You mentioned wanting to Google Milly Churbuck's name for hand dyed fabrics. I believe that Milly is now retired, but Cherrywood Fabrics is still producing nice hand dyes. Good luck finding some. They are fabulous to work with!