Thursday, September 30, 2010

SEPTEMBER ORNAMENTS - 2


Things have been a bit hectic around here. We're packing up and getting ready to move to a smaller home. Everything is off the walls, filled boxes are stacked in the garage, and we've begun to sell and give away some things that won't fit into the "new" house. One thing I don't want to pack up yet is my good old Kenmore sewing machine. I have a newer machine, but the Kenmore has been a faithful companion for almost 40 years. I used it to stitch curtains for my very first home, maternity clothes when I was carrying my daughter, and clothes and dolls for her when she was little.
I wish I'd kept a record of all the craft and gift items my old sewing machine has stitched. There was a time I put the old machine in storage, opting instead, for a new Viking brand sewing machine with fancier stitches. I'm not sure why I decided to go back to my old friend, but I'm glad I did. The old Kenmore and I have stitched eleven sets of Christmas ornaments this year - one for each month through July, then two sets in August, and two sets in September. Last night I completed the second set for this month. My good friend, Deanna, and I may be hosting a home show early in December and I probably won't have time to sew ornaments in November and December. Making ornaments each month was a goal I set for myself back in January and I'm now in the home stretch. Even though I've been stitching "down to the wire" a few times, I've successfully completed ornaments each month, without fail. It's about the only New Year's resolution I've ever kept!

8 comments:

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Congrats on your accomplishment!!!! Wow! Of course, I just love your last set of all the Christmas kitties! They are so, so cute!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

You're doing great, Hon! These are precious, too. I know you have to be swamped with work and will be for weeks. But you will have the most awesome set-up. There will be adjustments but they will be so worth it!
Big hugs to you.....
★Linda★

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love those kittys..they are wonderful..and look you are caught up and with moving..you don't have to worry about..can't wait to seen new photos of your new home once you get it all personalized with your touches:)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

WOW--you did it--now you have to sell them and that won't take long--as they are all just precious--
It;s crazy how we love the old machines---I have sewn most all of my things on a old singer featherweight--white one--it has been getting a "clean' up at a shop--plan to go get it Saturday--hopefully--if we don't get washed away with all this rain today!!!
Hugs to you and all the kitties!
Hugs, Di

cynthialeedesigns said...

Love the kitties that you made.

~Cindy~

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Cute kitties!

Becky said...

I absolutely ADORE these little kitties!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

The " Kitties" are darling!

Hope your move is going smoothly and that you will be settled soon.

Hugs, Carolyn