I think this is the first time in my whole married life that I haven't had my Christmas cards addressed and ready to go by now. I just can't seem to catch up lately and I still have a ton of shopping to do yet. I wish I was savvy enough to know how to find everything I'm thinking of buying online....but the shipping might just flip me out!!
Instead, I sit here and try to fill my obligations for the various swaps I joined. (Think that might be an avoidance issue?? I'm sorta thinking that might be it!! After all, I always want to hibernate during the holiday season anyway because of all the extra work and this year was no different.......although my baking is done and my house is decorated!)
The bitty block swaps have been going nuts! Besides, the polaroid side swap that I showed you last time, there is also a December group.......this time birds, and aliens. You can guess which one I decided to make. (In double, no less since I mentioned that I'd do 2 groupings.) I already made the required amount for group 2:
Then, I decided to use some of the million (it seems) blocks that I've acquired since starting that group and make them into doll quilts for both my granddaughter and great niece for Christmas. I picked out some of the cutest ones and thought an "I spy" type quilts would be fun. I finished the one for my almost 5 year old great niece yesterday:
I didn't get the rows exactly straight, but I don't think it'll bother her. I even did a sewn down binding.......horrors......figuring we're dealing with a kid here.......although she is a very responsible and gentle, only child. It'll be hard to see those darling bitties leave my house!!! I have become very attached to many of them!
Yesterday, I also started the birds for group 1........needless to say, they are still in process:
Don't be sassy and tell me it looks more like a chicken. I sort think so too! I could keep it for another month since "chickens" are coming up.........but I already have plans for a chicken or 24, so this has to pass for a bird. I'm thinking of calling it a "Love Bird"......thus the heart. Call me crazy!