I love this time of year, except that there's always way more to do than there is time! I have so many projects I want to do right now that I can't choose what to start first, so I decided to finish some adorable blocks for Aiden/Katie I started in early summer for Christmas. I say Aiden/Katie, as I'm not sure whether they're going to be for play or display! Might be more of a gift to the mother than the little boy, but we'll see. Stampin Up offered these boxes a year or so ago and I got some knowing I would have a use some time! And sometime arrived this summer. It wasn't the easiest thing to do - I had 5 blocks A I D E N and then I had to come up with other 5 letter words and/or 4 with a picture i.e. duck and I drew a duck for block 5. It was a puzzle, but it was fun.
Just a few more coats of finish and they'll be ready for the Christmas box. I hope they enjoy.
Note: Archiver's bags are great for protecting your work surface and a great way to reuse a plastic bag!
Now back to the sewing machine to start a stitch bible! Perhaps, the next real project will come to mind as I watch the different stitches my machine will make! My friend Liz Kettle showed me how to do this and a new class I just signed up for "Stupendous Stitching" on Craftsy gives it as the first lesson, so I'm going to get started tonight and see just what my new machine can do.