Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Holiday Haze

I feel like I'm in a Holiday haze these days. Mostly trying to get Christmas gifts done in time.

Below is a table runner that I need to sew down the binding. My first table runner! ;)

I also had a pretty successful trip to JoAnn's - got some yarn and knitting needles. I'm aiming for a blue scarf. Totally for me, it relaxes me to work with and doesn't risk me stabbing my husband with a needle. :P

I also got
- a 9.5" square ruler. I have a 12.5" one, but it's marked every 8th of an inch and it drives me nuts when I need a measurement smaller than 12.5". Now I'll be able to cut the 8" strips for Judy's November quilt easier. It'll also go good with Weed Whacker, Pineapple Blossom and Simple Cross
-new thread snippers. I've found myself wish I had 2 because I kept transporting my only one.
-bolt of Kona White fabric
-light blue background fabric for a swap I'm in (spring themed)
-and 10 yards 24 inches of white background fabric. That's right, more than 10 yards! The lady cutting it looked at the bolt twice, it's very odd to see more than 8 yards of fabric on JoAnn bolts. Best of all, I used my 50% off coupon, so it cost me a little over $16. :)

I have yams cooking in the oven right now, but we'll be having Thanksgiving at my in-law's. I'll be bringing my table runner and knitting to keep my hands busy.

Friday I'm hoping that there won't be any thing to tempt my husband to shop (like a laptop... still haven't gotten his computer fixed yet, but they will extend the warranty until it is). Maybe we'll have a Battlestar Galactica marathon. Definately gonna enjoy the 4-day weekend. :)

I'm also hoping to have Christmas Blues top completely pieced or Christmas Chaos quilted. Gotta keep pushing onwards! :)



Dawn said...

Oh Leah, the table runner looks wonderful! I have to start working on some stuff!

Sweet P said...

Wonder table runner! And a great haul at Joanne's. Have fun with your new tools and fabric.

juryizout said...

Never made a table runner, either. can't wait to see how it turns out.

Always busy, do you do it?

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Great Table Runner. Is that the old Battlestar gallactica with gorgeous Starbuck and Apollo or the new one?

Holly Burnham said...

Very pretty table runner....I'm trying to get myself to make one for my dining room table...I'd like a Victorian one with the tassles on the ends. Just have to MAKE myself do it!