I hope y’all had a wonderful Christmas! Mine was great – I started with baking up a storm Christmas Eve so I could work on gaining that holiday poundage. I made pecan praline cookies and cinnamon streusel cake. Both of which came out pretty darn good if I do say so myself. Christmas Day started with that cinnamon streusel cake and coffee for breakfast, exchanging gifts with DD, then stuffing ourselves at our friend’s aunt’s house. They’re great people and it was good times all around! And now I’m exhausted from… stuffing myself, I guess. 🙂
Anyway, today I want to show you some sweet sewing things I got from my friend, brother, and sister-in-law!
First are some awesome handmade sewing gifts from Dana, my sewing guru and friend! We have a “Sit and Sew” group that meets every other week to hang out, sew, eat sweets, and talk about silly things. Last year we started doing a Secret Santa for Christmas and birthday gifts. Dana picked my name for this year!
HELLO KITTY EVERYTHING!!! Sew cute!! Starting from the top is a mug organizer, then a cute pencil/sewing case (with the HK scrap fabric inside!! Score!), then a mug rug, pressing cloth, and a seam allowance guide.
Thank you, Dana!! My sewing space just got a bit cuter. 🙂
Here’s a group photo from our Sit and Sew Christmas party! We decided to include the husbands and children (not pictured) this year. We had a delicious Italian feast and got to talk about sewing while the guys talked about guns. Good times all around!
Starting from the left, that’s actually a dim sum handmade skirt! The fabric is too cute. Next is some Christmas fabric, a vintage McCall’s jacket, skirt, and pants pattern, and finally Fleur de Lis charms! There were a few more things I received (including a Hello Kitty advent calendar… I sense a theme here…), but these were the sewing-related gifts.
DD and I are fans of dim sum. We went twice last month and ate chicken feet both times! The second time started creeping me out, though so I just ate a half of a foot. It’s weird when you have pet chickens and look at their feet all the time… and see all the things they step in…
So what about you? Did you get anything sewing-related for Christmas, or something just totally awesome? Tell me because I’m nosy!! 🙂
And I’ll just leave this picture of DD and I hanging out with Mr. Hankey from South Park. Best Christmas decoration EVER!! (Not ours… he was made by our friends and is happily spreading Christmas cheer in front of their house).