Scarves and cards
We don't actually do a lot of gift exchanging around here for Christmas. I tend to give people things whenever I see them. My family doesn't exchange gifts, instead we are starting a new tradition to spend some vacation time together each summer. But I do have one group of friends that I have drinks with each month and I try to make something for them each year. One year it was potholders, one year soap and lotion and the others I can't remember right now! This year I decided to dye scarves for them. These are Cut Velvet scarves from Dharma Trading and they dye really nice. Hopefully they will like the colors I chose for each of them!
Otherwise I've really only been piddling around several different things. I did finally get all of the decrating done....all that I'm going to do. I'm not putting out the beaded ornaments this year. Sometimes decorations need to take a break! I have the tree with the glass ornaments and that will do fine.
I started quilting the QOV quilt. Since I'm doing it with a ribbon meander it should be done in a day or 2. I"m futzing with the glass a bit and have a couple of projects there that I really need to focus on and get done.
Finally, last night I started some more postcards. These will be for December bithdays (one of which is past due already). For the December cards I try to make sure that they look nothing like Christmas cards. That's especially true for my SIL with a December 23 birthday. I hope to get these done by the weekend.
Tina in NJ
12/7/2016 01:25:43 pm
We have a friend whose birthday is December 25th. His name is Nicholas.
12/8/2016 03:30:15 pm
I thought your postcards were pillowcases at first glance! Then I read they were postcards. LOL!! Those are going to be beautiful!
12/10/2016 10:53:32 am
Lovely! How did you manage to keep the fringe so nice? I have dyed these scarves before, and the fringe came out of the washer wooly and wild.
12/10/2016 03:51:55 pm
Thanks for sharing the scarves. I did not realize Dharma had these. I have dyed silk scarves-even if you screw up they turn out beautiful.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.