that I woke up at 3:30 am this morning, (business to take care of, you know) and while I was awake for those few minutes, I had an idea for a little girl's top. I thought about it more at work today and it spawned about 4 more ideas. SOMEONE HELP ME!!! LOL, there is not enough time in the world for all the ideas.
Besides having ideas I have no time for, LOL, I have been working on the FA quilt. I had started one with a rather complicated block, and it just wasn't working for me. Too tedious, it was driving me bonkers. So I scrapped that one and started over. This one is a nice, easy, quick railfence. LOL. I got half of the blocks put together last night. I will have to lay this one aside for just a few days, though. Hopefully I will get back to it on Monday or Tuesday. I am really pleased with it so far. I measured my blocks really carefully and they are going together beautifully, so far. :)
The reason that I have to put it aside for now, though, is because I have a project that I need to get done within the next couple of weeks. My sister-in-law, Carrie, started Christmas stockings for her girls, Claire and Mady after Mady was born 3 years ago. She just finished the counted cross stitch fronts this past spring. They are lovely, she did a fabulous job with them. She didn't trust herself to sew up the rest of the stockings, so she asked me to do it. So that is what I need to get done. My MIL is going to visit them in Texas on Oct. 10th. I hope to be able to send these stockings and Claire's birthday present with her. We will see if I can get them done by then. I basted the seam lines and measured the seam allowance and cut them out this evening. I need to go out and find some gold braid for the edges tomorrow, and then I can cut out the backs and the linings and get them sewn up. I don't really think they will take all that long, it is just a matter of sitting down and doing it. I bought lining fabric, and a gorgeous deep red velvet for the backs a little while back. I found some gold braid that I wanted at Joann the same day, but they didn't have enough of it, so I didn't get any. That is my mission tomorrow. Hopefully I can find some at Joann or Hancock's. The only suitable braid I saw at Mill End was $27 a yard! I don't think so! I have never sewn with velvet before, so this could be interesting. It's not like you can press it, you know? I'll definately post some pictures when they are finished. Her work is really wonderful.