I'm sorry to say that not only have I not blogged in forever and a day, I haven't even read a single blog in well over a month! I've missed both, so it's good to (sorta) be back at it. It might be slow going still, since I am really not joking about being sick so much.
This year, I made pillowcases and mailed them the week of Thanksgiving:
All were made as pairs, so 2 of each type. A very underwhelming reception by the recipients, except for the pair that went to friends. No more Christmas crunch sewing for me! Bah humbug!
I had gotten a freebie tissue holder set to sew, so I made it up and gave it away. Really easy and very cute!
I made a tote bag for my ds's Spanish teacher. Wish I had taken the picture after I had sewn on the buttoms as they were perfect for the fabric! This tote pattern is a freebie from a local shop and titled, "The 30-Minute Tote Bag". I'll tell you now, it takes longer than 30 minutes!
Lastly, I made a table runner as a birthday gift. It's called "The 10-Minute Table Runner" with good reason--that title is very accurate!
Before the holidays, I started on a pair of jeans. They were set aside to work on the Christmas gifts, but they will be the first thing I finish this new year! All that's left is the waistband, belt loops, and hemming. More on those later.