OK, so here it is just a few days until Christmas. I still have so much to do but I thought I would let you know about a few things that are making me very happy right now:
- I finally started on medication for my rheumatoid arthritis on Friday. They will have to take it slow with me and they told me it will take 4 months to start working but at least I have finally started the process. I think I will be really looking forward to Spring.
- I finally heard from the woman who ordered the Bingo bags in Bermuda (she had medical issues). I shipped her bags and she received them on Friday and she loves them.
- My daughter, son-in-law and the 3 youngest grandchildren (4 1/2 yrs and 2 1/2 yr twins) will soon be here from South Carolina for the holidays.
- I finally completed all of my orders and took the time to sew those youngest grandkids something, too.
I might as well add that I am in need of sewing something new and different because as you will see in this post, I have sewn a lot of the same things over and over. So, I am taking part in the Bag of the Month Club again starting in January and have ordered my hardware for the first bag. I am also taking part in a sew along on Chris W Designs Pattern Group facebook page starting sometime around January 11.
Here are the final Bigger on the Inside Drawstring Backpack bags. This is a pattern from Erin at Dog Under My Desk. You can find the pattern here. The first two bags will go to 12 and 14 year old girls. It took awhile for their grandmother to pick out just the right fabric but knowing these girls, I think she nailed it.
When I finished these, I decided to make them for our littlest grandkids but I knew I couldn't make them full size. I printed the main pieces of the body at 90%. I kept the zipper tabs, side tabs and width of the straps the same but did shorten the straps to 90%. The size was perfect. Here are the two bags next to each other.
Yes, I succumbed to the Frozen fever. Not once, but twice.
This one is glittery inside and out (what was I thinking)? The other one is only glittery inside.
And finally a little boy's version (although my daughter says he might be sorry he is not getting Frozen too). That is what happens when you are the youngest and your two siblings are girls!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. Join me in January. I'll be celebrating 1 year with my blog at the end of the January. I am 1,165 views short of 20,000 for the year. Can I do it? With your help I can.