Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Finished and Unfinished
I dreaded my birthday, but it ended up being just fine, as always. First of all, I found 700 rounds of ammunition after months of not finding any at all -- this was a wonderful birthday gift, and will make it possible for me to target shoot a couple of times this month! And then my kids took me out to dinner! They gave me the cutest ever birthday gifts -- a stuffed wolf who eats the grandma (who can then be rescued by 'cutting' open the wolf's belly. Since my blog is called Shedding the Wolf, and since I am a Grandma, it was the perfect present. :) [You can read about the idea behind my blog's name here.]
My birthday has always been the symbolic beginning of the Christmas season for me, and most years I have had most of my gifts well in hand by now. Not this year. Maybe I've been too busy having fun! I had planned all year to sew a bunch of stuff for Christmas but I only started last week. Where has the time gone?! I don't even have all the materials on hand yet, so I'm not holding out a whole lot of hope that my original plans will come to fruition. So my list of UFOs I intend to finish this month is a little limited by lack of time and poor planning. I definitely want to finish my rag quilt, whether it turns out well enough to be a gift or not. I am using Boundary Waters flannel by Moda, which I absolutely love. I arranged the squares and sewed the strips together but ran out of thread, so I need to get shopping before I can go any further. I have another quilt top I had also hoped to finish, but there's no way I can get it done be Christmas because I have to work and will be out of town for a week, too.
I also need to finish a few zipper pouches for my daughters and a friend. Like these, but with fabrics chosen for them, fabrics I haven't purchased yet. I need to get to JoAnn's soon!