Sunday, December 23, 2007

Almost Ready for Christmas

I have been so busy with shopping and wrapping, cooking and going to parties...and loving every moment! I used to feel very stressed out at this time of year, but now I try to remember that everything that needs to be done, will somehow get done...it always does.
I have been sewing some Christmas gifts for my nieces and nephews. There are 14 grandchildren altogether in our families, and I have always made something for each of them at Christmas. This year I am making them 14" flannel pillows with their names hand embroidered on a little pocket, which will have treats and candies tucked inside. Here are some of the pockets embroidered and waiting to be sewn together.
And in my spare time, I have continued to be obsessed with beading these little stars. The top two were my first stars made at guild meeting when I learned how to make them....thanks to teacher Kristy Finnigan. Then, of course, I thought that I would like to try to make them smaller and in different colour combinations. Then I added a little beaded loop so they could be tree ornaments. The bottom five were made with size 10 beads and ended up being almost 2". Each star uses 318 beads!
Okay...must get back to wrapping presents now...only 24 hours left before Christmas Day!!

8 comments:

ShinyNewThing said...

you just need to make them a little smaller (!) and they will be earrings!

Best wishes for a very happy christmas to you and your family,
Sharon

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Kathy! Love your stars. I also made mine using #10 beads. Have bought bigger beads and will try again. See you in the new year! jr (guelph)

Anonymous said...

Hello out there Kathy: I wish you and your family a festive and safe holiday season!!
Your quilting friend from Beeton.

Carole said...

Wow! You're ambitious! Love bead work! Merry Christmas!

Meredith said...

Merry Christmas ! Have a happy holiday

Judy said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family!!

sewnut said...

The stars are sweet. Merry Christmas and the best of the New Year ahead.

Susan said...

Do you know where I could find the pattern for those lovely stars?