I don't own a sewing machine and to be honest, I'm not sure I'd even remember how to thread the thing. I haven't sewn since my home economics classes in highschool. So I rely on the generosity of several friends for the use of their machines to finish my pillow ornaments. I provide the materials, they sew the pillows, and then I do the stuffing and trim. I've talked about getting my own machine but all three tell me not to bother if that's all I'm using it for.
Here's the results of mine and their efforts this past Wednesday.
I have three or four more ornaments with backing fabric and trims all picked just waiting for me to finish them off. I'm not using a pillow finish on these and so I hope to get to them next week.
I have very few ornaments that are actually finished. My aim over the next year is to get enough ornaments done to decorate a second tree which is nothing but stitched finishes. In the meantime I have my small ornament tree which is holding the current finishes.
Once I finish off these remaining ornaments I won't have much more room on this little tree. So how many ornaments do I need for a bigger tree? Anyone out there who has such a tree in their home who could give me an idea? I'm guessing it might be two years before I have enough completed!
This weekend is a busy one. I'm heading to Drummondville for a belated fifth birthday celebration with my granddaughter. It's a 3 hr trip one way so I've been praying for good weather. They're further north than we are and often have much more snow and earlier than we do. Fortunately, tomorrow is forecast to be a lovely sunny day and my son tells me that what snow they had has melted with some recent mild temperatures.
I'm singing at a carol service for Advent tonight and then again on Sunday with our community choir. The season is upon us!!