now decorate the grandchildren's mantle so I can share photos of these most recent additions.
|Velveteen Christmas stockings for grandchildren|
Funny how frequently we forget all the finishing details. While it takes time, beading the ornaments isn't that difficult. But then you have to
- Attach them to the front,
- And add snowflakes or other details with reinforcing fabric on the inside,
- And sew the stocking together,
- And the lining.
- And shape the cuff.
- And bead names on the cuff.
- And cut the scallops.
- And make the hanging loop.
- And attach the cuff and loop and lining.
- And sew fourteen bells on.
- And package it so the velvet doesn't crease.
- And mail it before the rush. Oh, too late for that.
1. The Fairmont and our Christmas stockings
2. Beading the stockings
Scrap Spiderweb Quilt
In the meanwhile, the scrap bag is filling up and I need a baby quilt. I had a few spiderweb kites and string triangles left from my own spiderweb. It seemed like it would be easy to make a few more.
|Scrap triangles for spiderweb quilt|
|Scrap spiderwebs layout|
After adding twenty blue kites, some of the triangles seemed too dark so I changed them out. Now I have more leftover triangles, probably as many as I started with. Grr.
|Blue stars added to scrap spiderweb quilt|
I could have cut more blue but liked the white of the design wall better. And I had a bit of leftover white and pink print.
|Scrap spiderweb quilt with blue and white stars|
Now it's partially sewn and I'm not sure if I should have made only blue stars. Ah, well. The baby will like it.
DH took me on a quick trip to New Orleans this weekend. Our flight was cancelled last week; snow closed the airport. With snowfall only once a decade or so, they don't purchase snow removal equipment anywhere in the state.
We breakfasted at Cafe Beignet. The chairs are duplicates of a set my grandparents owned. Their chandeliers had lovely prisms. The interior roofline reminded me of old subway tunnels.
|Cafe Beignet, New Orleans|
We visited the WWII Museum to see the newly opened Road to Tokyo section
|World War II Museum, New Orleans|
and finished at Sacred Grinds across Canal Street from the Hurricane Katrina memorial and in the middle of acres of cemeteries. They advertise coffee "good enough to wake the dead." It's the best coffee I've had in years; my latte was deliciously smooth. I'd be there daily if I lived closer.
|Sacred Grinds Coffee Shop, New Orleans|