Happy Thanksgiving!

This is a Thanksgiving table runner I made for my mom. I actually made it for her birthday (which was last month) and I got it in the mail to her in time for Thanksgiving. =)

But the bigger gift, I think, is that I get to be home for Thanksgiving this year! Now that is something to be thankful for…

Love the material on the back of the runner:

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Another fix-it project

An acquaintance wanted me to fix a coat she had. It was her favorite and she’d had it for years so of course it was quite worn. Actually, the outside was mostly fine; it was the lining she was concerned about. It was made of shoddy material. Here is a scrap of the sleeve lining I took out:

Threadbare and shredded on the bottom. Most of the lining was like this. Ack!

The owner had started on making a new lining but gave up. She handed over a bag of silk scraps and the partially made lining and I set to work!

Success! My favorite part was learning how to do these little pockets. I’ve never done ones like this before (I don’t even know what the technical sewing term is for them).

Most of the repair projects I have now aren’t that interesting – just patches and zipper fixes. Of course I’ve got other sewing projects going on – but I can’t tell you about them until after Christmas!! =)

Drowning in fabric

Where does the time go I ask you!?
In my case it goes to work and then as much sewing as I can squeeze in. In addition to sewing lots of things for the Farmers Market, during September and October I took on the crazy project of helping someone make a wedding dress and bridesmaid dress. I hope to post pictures soon.

I’m trying to get into sewing Christmas presents – but I’ve got some mending work to do first, and now I’m making a quilt for someone to give her daughter for Christmas! I’m excited because this is my first big paid project. Pics or details when I get that done.

And do you all remember that quilt I was making earlier this year? The top is finally done!

I got the top done in time for our open house last month. But then we promptly folded it up and put it away. I still have to put together the back, baste the whole thing together, then quilt it. Some day, some day…