I did it. I cheated. I cheated on Christmas.
The quest was ALMOST complete. My goal was to make everyone I love something handmade for Christmas. I admit I waited too long to get started. (My fault.) Then, I got sick. (Not my fault.) Then, you know, "life stuff" like laundry, making dinner...sleeping. I made a valiant effort in this quest, if I do say so myself.
For my friends, small Christmas ornaments for their trees. Completely hand-stitched. No machine work at all on these.Yo-yos are so fun!
Love this one with the white snowflake buttons!
My best friend was watching my blog posts oh-so-closely (Hi Chris!) hoping I would slip up before Christmas and reveal her gift. Ha! She had to wait just like everyone else. :-) For her, personalized ornaments with perle cotton stitching for her whole family.
The name on the purple one is a little hard to make out, but hopefully the sentiment was there.
My mother-in-law asked for an apron. We'll call it embellished.
So, here it is. I mentioned already that I cheated. Well....sorta twice.
I realized I was running out of time. The two people that I know love me the most (and wanted a stress-free Jennifer for Christmas more than anything else) are my husband and my mom. I confess -- I wrapped up a pattern for my husband's gift and a box of fat quarters for my mom. Both with IOU's for the actual items after the holiday let-down.
So, in looking at that calendar again, guess I'd better get stitchin'!