I made a Snap Bag for Ashley, and added a strap for the first time on the dozens of these I've made in the past. I also made Erica a stocking but don't have a finished shot. We ate Christmas dinner at my parents, it was cold and windy outside so the 30 of us crammed into the living room. We had just finished dinner when there was a power outage that lasted a good 40 minutes. My brother Kevin brought in a ton of flashlights (he's a Scoutmaster--he's prepared, lol) and the girls washed all the dishes with cold water.
My Christmas vacation was extended by a case of the shingles, ugh. Our son-in-law said I was singing "Shingle Bells", haha. While I don't have a severe case, it is very uncomfortable around my waist area where the blisters are, and the burning nerve pain is constant. We've seen many worse cases of shingles in the office but I plan to get my shingles shot as soon as I can, probably in 3-6 months.
I did get some after-Christmas sewing time in. Some fellow guild members are making quilts for the families of the Borderline mass shooting, an unimaginable loss of 12 people in early November 2018, most of whom were in their late teens/20s, plus one Sheriff who responded to the shooting. I chose green from the rainbow choices and have been sewing HSTs for the pattern we are calling Rise Up.
I need 180 of these for the comfort quilt size we are making. I hope to finish up all the HSTs by Friday and lay them out. Kelly of Superbuzzy quilt shop did die-cutting for me for the fabrics I chose in her store. That speeds things up very well. We don't know when the quilts will be distributed but are hoping to get them done very soon.
The last of the year's sewing will involve some pajama pants I also intended to give the boys but just didn't get to before the big day. They will get done this weekend.
Happy New Year to one and all! I am pondering what 2019 will bring in the sewing room, and on my sister's longarm :) There are many tops that deserve a finish, and many projects still under construction. The squirrels need tamping down so these older projects can become real quilts.