Well, I can feel fall coming, ever so slowly each day, whether it be in the morning air as I’m sitting having coffee outside or watching an early sunset. Yes, fall is definitely coming and I’m not ready! Yikes…I’ve been auditioning fabric for some christmas gifts and trying desperately to get my projects started. Somehow I haven’t made it to the sewing machine yet as the yard and garden are still calling. Just today, I harvested two more beautiful cantaloupes, some tomatoes, squash and yes, okra. Guess I’ll have to pull that okra up and get some fall crops planted. Ok, on to those christmas projects!
Earlier this week I awoke earlier than usual and as hard as I tried, I just could not go back to sleep. Instead those christmas gift ideas were swirling around in my head! So I finally gave in, got up an started the coffee pot and headed to my sewing room to look at patterns and fabrics.
My first set of projects will be for family and I already know the fabrics I’ll use; some left over fabrics from a couple of years ago when I made christmas quilts for each of our four boys and their familes. Last year, I made a set of christmas pillows for each family, utilizing this same left-over fabrics from the year before. Since there’s still fabric left over, (oh, did I ever over estimate…), I am going to use these remaining fabrics to make each family a christmas table topper. Plus, now I know exactly which pattern I’ll use. It’s a 16 petal Fan Blade Table Topper; makes about a 27″ circle and turns out beautiful.