Monthly Archives: November 2022

Making Things

I am still making things for my sale. I can’t seem to stop even though the sale is only two weeks from next Saturday and I have so many things to get set up.

Here’s my cutting table piled with things to mark. Just the tip of the iceberg.

A dish towel I designed and embroidered along with a matching potholder.
A Santa towel with matching potholder.
Piles of pillows. This is just a few of them.
I debate with myself if I want to sell this quilt, but I probably will. After all, I can always make another one!
A quilted stocking.
And another.
And another. These are large stockings to hold a lot of goodies.
An old doll bed for sale. It comes with a pad and a pillow I made for it.
More pillows.
Gift tags by the dozens.
Piles of pin cushions I embroidered words upon.
I twist twine from strips of fabric and I use it everywhere. To tie back curtains. To wrap around a present. I even have used it to twine around a Christmas tree. I have bags of it for sale. I’ve twisted yards and yards of it over the past year.
Mug rugs or coasters, if you like. I’m still making these.

This is just a few things I will have for sale on December 3rd. It’s coming fast and I have so much to do.

Next week is Thanksgiving already. I can’t believe it. I’m looking forward to having dinner with some of my family. I wish we could all be together, but we are all so spread out and some have other family obligations so we enjoy the ones we can be with. Then the next week I have to go get another shot in my eye. Hopefully I won’t have to go again until after Christmas. David went to his final doctor’s appointment about his shoulder tpday. The doctor told him he was amazing because he healed so rapidly. Usually takes four to six months after the operation he had to get back to normal and it hasn’t even been four months and the doctor said he was good to go. Still needs to watch heavy lifting for a while longer, but other than that, he’s fine.

If I don’t get here until after Thankgiving, many blessings to you all and may you have a very thankful Thanksgiving. We all have something to be thankful to God for. Bye.

Meet the Humpties

As I continue to sew for my Christmas sale on December 3rd, I came across this old pattern that belonged to my mother years ago. I don’t believe she ever made any Humpty Dumpties from it, but she might have and I just didn’t know it. The pattern has to be about forty or fifty years old.

Anyway, as I was going through my patterns I found it and decided to make a Humpty Dumpty. Little did I realize at the time you can’t just make one Humpty Dumpty. They are so darn cute, you want to make more and more. I ended up making six and I still would love to make more. Here are a few I have made.

“Hey, I’m not a Humpty!” No, she isn’t. I made this doll many years ago and I found her in a box the other day and something had eaten off most of her hair. She had long red hair at one time. I’m going to do something with her, maybe add new hair or rags all over her head, but I intend to keep her and put her out where I can keep an eye on her. Looks like I will need to freshen up her face, also.
These are flat Humpties, waiting to be plumped up a bit. They are so much fun to make. Each has its own personality and I find myself talking to them. Does that make me weird?
They love sitting on the couch in the sunshine. In a few weeks I hope they will be going to new homes.
Did I say I’m making pillows to sell also? This one would look so cute in a little girl’s room.
This is just one of many pillows I have made. None are the same.

The next few weeks I will be finishing up projects, cleaning my shop from top to bottem and setting everything out for display. I already have two Christmas trees up and the garage sale items I am selling are already set out and priced. I have some interesting things in those, also.

If you live anywhere near me, I hope you plan to come to my sale. I’m only doing this once. It’s taken over my life for a year and next year I have other plans.

Here’s to Humpty Dumpty. May he not fall off a wall again. Bye.