To begin, I worked on putting on the borders of this table runner. I'd run into a math problem as I was adding the pieced border and had set the project aside. Now it's ready for sandwiching and quilting. Next week, I think.
Here's a closeup of the fabric I used for the gift packages. I absolutely fell in love with the cute little forest animals when I saw this and I think it's perfect in these blocks. Unfortunately, I only have a little left of it--it'll probably show up in a scrappy quilt sometime in the future, and I'll smile.
Then I turned to the embroidered redwork ornaments that I've been stitching in the evenings. Those little buggers took a long time to get done--not difficult, just time consuming. But all 8 are finished and ready to hang on someone's Christmas tree.
I had just enough of this Santa patterned red fabric to use for the back side of the ornaments--and the scraps will turn up in a scrappy quilt. just like the Christmas fabric above!
Then I decided I may as well go ahead and make a couple of wine totes for the store. I lined one with purple (red) fabric and one with cream (white) fabric and they go along with the sets of coasters I'd made using the same grapey fabric.
I made these totes out of 2 layers of fabric--left out the batting. I had such a difficult time turning the first one I'd made with the batting that I decided it really wasn't worth it. I think the plain fabric ones will be fine. I still want to make a few more, but can't decide on a fabric to use and don't want to buy any more--Lord knows, I have plenty of fabric in my stash!
So, while it looks as though I didn't accomplish too much, this really did take most of the day to complete. Why does everything take a lot longer than you'd expect? Especially when you're in a hurry? Sheesh!
This morning, I have a group of the guild members coming over to make ice cream cone style ornaments so I have to get a move on. I promised them some coffee and cake to go with and I have to make a run to the store before they arrive. I'm off!