First - the 8 bow ties I made for the men in the choir I sing in. I took them to the rehearsal last week and everyone was delighted with them which pleased me no end!
I also took the flower I made for our musical director. She was over the moon with it which also pleased me no end!
For our concert, the ladies have to wear something red or something white or red and white. (This is on our top half - we wear black skirts or trousers on the bottom half!) I had decided to just wear a white shirt and my red cardigan. Then I thought about a piece of red fabric that's been in my stash for an embarrassingly long time. I dug it out and decided to make a jacket with it. The pattern I used is from way back when - possibly the mid 90s?
I've made it before albeit in a smaller size - so I was fairly happy that it would fit me (in the next size up). I changed the length to make it about 3" shorter. I know I haven't shrunk 3" since the 90s so I must have been happy wearing the longer length back then! Anyway, it fits me and I think it will work well as my red top half. I'll still wear a white blouse underneath it.
I decided to make a couple of Christmas stockings for the raffle which will be held at the concert. This is the first one all quilted and cut to shape. (Apologies for the bad photos. Winter photos are not good. Actually, my summer photos weren't that great either! *sigh*)
This is the second one which has now been sewn together, quilted and cut to shape. They now just need backed and lined and they'll be ready for raffling.
I was watching a video on youtube my Jennie Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company. It's a scrappy 4-patch star block and I was totally intrigued. I just knew I wanted to try it out in Christmas fabrics. So I did.
This is my first one:
And, of course, I had to make another one.
The pattern was so easy and quick to make. I can see myself making a few more of these ... after I've finished those stockings. No really, Anne. You HAVE to finish those stockings before you make any more of those scrappy four-patch stars.