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Sunday, September 25, 2016

90 days 12 hours 27 minutes 51 seconds til Christmas!


"Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves." ~Eric Sevareid


I know a lot of the bloggers I follow have been sewing up Christmas stuff year around but I finally got a project done! 


This summer my son laid some new tile in my living room which just wasn't going to look as good with the 15 year old carpet....so I decided to take advantage of 18 month same as cash financing for some new carpet..........well and the 20 year old heavy sectional I had just wasn't going to look as nice so I got a new sofa and loveseat...(not heavy at all!). 

This is sounding like that old story about "When a Mouse eats a cookie"!

But anyway....the sofa and loveseat have  throw-pillow backs so I thought I would use a panel (also that I've had for at least 15 years!) to make some pillow covers for the smaller cushions.....5 of them!


 
I also sewed up a little "Pumpkin Princess" Costume for my granddaughter.........I had visions of a pumpkin-shaped costume and I used a little dress pattern then sewed some stretch knit to the bottom to round it out and then sewed a tutu to the leggings to help fill it out.........I found a darling pumpkin cap at Hobby Lobby and made a crown to go over it.......I am so looking forward to getting a picture of her when Mom and Dad dress her up in it!
 
 
My Sis just came back from a visit in California and she stopped in a local quilt store there and told me that she had "saved so much money!".........it appears that they not only had quality FQ's for $1 each, but if she bought 10 FQ's she got an additional one free!  Well she quickly calculated how much she could SAVE by buying 20!!!  Guess who was the real saver here???  Me! Because she gave me 11 of those FQ's!  (Can't argue with that kind of math)   
 
 Thanks Sis........I love the fabric but I love you more! :)
 
 
 
 90 days 11 hours 49 minutes 24 seconds.....and counting......
 
 
 
 

8 good friend(s) left a comment:

Helen said...

love your cushions perfect for Christmas !!

Needled Mom said...

You are so bad to remind us!!! Your pumpkin outfit is so sweet. I hope we see a picture of a little princess in it.

Your cushions are going to look wonderful for your Christmas decorating.

Yes, I'd say you scored on your sister's visit to CA. Have fun with all of those FQs.

Hilachas said...

Cute cushions. What a great addition to everything new in your house. I can't wait to see little Emma dressed up as a pumpkin.. She'll look adorable as always. You're welcome for the fabric AND, actually there is now 90 days 8 hours 22 minutes 5 seconds til Christmas :)

Sara said...

I love the cushions!!

Maria said...

Oh that Pumpkin Costume is just sew adorable.. hope you post the photos of your GD wearing it...
great Christmas Cushions but did your REALLY need to tell me how many days till Christmas!!!!!!!
What a great price for those FQs and how lucky to have such a lovely sis to buy you them...

Lynette said...

Everything looks great! I can't wait to see pictures of Iris in her costume! The cushions look like fun - I can't believe you waited so long to make them :) ha ha!!!!

FlashinScissors said...

Love your Christmas cushions! The pumpkin outfit looks great, can't wait to see it on your GD! Oh, such a sweet sister! You are lucky!
Barbara x

Janet said...

Love your cushions but oh my that costume is fantastic! So cute.