Friday, November 21, 2008

Revised Christmas List

I've been busy. Between chores, a firefighter appreciation dinner put on by a local church for the fire department, planing the Fire Department Christmas party, church play practice for the kids, and finishing up some pj pants sold on Etsy, I've tried to squeeze in some time for working on Christmas gifts.
I thought I had a list and a pretty good idea of what I was making for everyone. I've got most of the fabric pulled, and except for some odds and ends I won't have to buy too much.
Then I got this book in the mail yesterday, and now I have to totally revise my Christmas gift giving list:
And of course, I thought Great - I'll try making the sun visor organizer before I give it as a gift. Wouldn't want it to look like crap or anything.
Then Jessie's little friend calls. They are doing a Thanksgiving lunch at school and the kids can dress up as Pilgrims or Indians. Could I make her and Jessie 2 dresses, aprons and hats. I say of course, and then think about it - and at 7:00 realized the Thanksgiving lunch is today! So the other Mom went and picked up 2 dresses from a friend and 1 apron, and I quick made each girl a mob cap and Jessie an apron. No pictures - I finished all this up at 10:00 last night. I am going to the school to help out with this lunch, so I'll get some pictures then.
So at 10:00 I started on this:

Love it. I didn't have the bias binding (and wasn't into making some at 10:30 at night), so I just did straight grain binding, I didn't have the grosgrain ribbon, but used some fabric, and it doesn't have the snaps on the large pocket yet but.....it's a lifesaver. My Durango has no where to put sunglasses, pens, etc. so either they fall to the floor or I am forever sitting on them. Todd helped me out by fitting it to the visor in HIS TRUCK (I asked him when he went out late to check on the chickens and the dogs if he could quick see if this was the right size, and eyeball where the elastic should go). DUH. But it fits in my Durango and once I figure out what snaps to get for the pocket, I'll be set.

And now I'm off to revise my Christmas gift giving list.

Kris

14 comments:

countrychicken said...

Dang. I thought I would get rid of some old clothes out of my attic for this school dress up. I think you will get the clothes regardless and you will be ready for next time. One more thing out of the attic.

jacquie said...

i love those last minute school things that put mom in to create mode...i need to be king tut tomorrow! good for you. that book looks great!! i need some more gift ideas.

SewAmy said...

Don't you just love that book! Great gift ideas in it. And your visor turned out great. I haven't made one of those yet.

APA said...

Looks like a book I need to pick up for my sewing reference library! The visor turned out great and I can't believe how quickly you put it together along with the last minute Thanksgiving outfits. I love your energy. Can't wait to see the pictures from the lunch. ENJOY!

fullfreezer said...

Ah, yes. The "Oh, Mom, by the way..." moments. Now that my daughter is 14 I thought I was beyond them from her, at least. No such luck- The latest was 'Mom, I need a flapper dress for American Studies tomorrow- we're putting on a skit" (said at 9:30 pm of course). Pilgrims or pioneers, I've got but flappers?! We managed to pull something together but I'm not sure how authentic.

farm mom said...

Ah, you amaze me as usual. Wishing I was that Christmas list of yours!! LOL! ;)

Philigry said...

oh my lord! you are crazy! so much going on. i love making a nice list. it helps so mcuh. you are such a generous person!

audreypawdrey said...

Wow! You have been super busy! I think i may need to pick up that book. I really like the visor organizer; I have the same problem in my car.

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is so neat, you are so talented. Love the material as well.

Gill in Canada

henny said...

Hi Kris..I just pop out from Jacquie's blog. I'm a WAHM of 3 kids aged 13, 12 and 5. I just started to learn sew and quilt 2 months ago. I like your blog and I hope I could learn to quilt too from yours like the way I did with Jacquie's. Have a nice day...

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I'm going to have to check out that book because my minivan doesn't have anywhere to put pens or my sunglasses. Well, it does, but the built-in places are not handy. Like, there's a place by my feet to put sunglasses and pens, but that's not safe at 65 mph! lol! Yes, let me reach down here by my feet while I'm traveling at a high rate of speed. No matter that I can't see out the windshield while I'm doing this! lol!

Gina said...

What a great idea

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Kim said...

That looks like a VERY fun book! I hopped over here from Tallgrass Studio and so enjoyed going back a bit and reading previous posts.

I have an old quilt that's in tatters that belonged to my MIL. I think I'm going to make Christmas stockings for each of the grandkids (she has 14). She and my FIL were missionaries for 43 years in South America and they received several quilts from ladies' groups in the U.S. This quilt is one of them. And like your vintage quilt, it is well used!

Lib said...

Hi Kris,
What a cool gift!:o)
Happy sewing!
Blessins',Lib