Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Cards

I finished my Christmas letter last night, finally, and printed it this morning.  I think I changed it 6 times before I was happy with it.  Now my cards are all ready to go.  Some will have to be mailed soon as they go to California, Florida, Oklahoma, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.  Our relatives are scattered all over North America.  It seems that our mail takes forever to be delivered and if I want these to be received by Christmas then they have to be mailed next week.  The ones that go out closer to home and to our own province can go the end of the week or early next week. 

My friend Bridget who lives in New Zealand will receive my Christmas letter by email.  We have been doing it that way for a few years now and have no problems.


Monday, November 29, 2010

Four Dandy Bags

Today I finished my 4 Dandy bags that I was making for Christmas.  I changed the pattern a little by using only 2 fabrics instead of three and I added pockets and zippers.  My sister, daughter and I are going to New York City in March 2011 and I thought they would be good bags to carry our mitts and scarves in or anything else that we may need for a day out on the town.  We don't put valuables in them, they are in small bags that I make to wear under your coat. 

The black bag is a lot larger than the others, I just added a few inches to the main fabric to make it biggier.  Here is the link to the blog and the tutorial for these bags.  Dandelion Quilts.  Just click on the picture on the dandy bag on the front page and it will take you there.

I finished writing my Christmas letter today and bought some nice paper for half price at Michael's today.  You gotta love a sale.  Now all I have to do it get it printed and finish my Christmas cards and I am ready to go.