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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Homemade Christmas Challenge

Here I am! Just in the nick of time! To share my pictures for SewCalGal’s Homemade Christmas Challenge.  I would like to have something bigger and splashy to show but it just didn’t work out.  This last fall I was divorced, lived in North Portland temporarily and then at the end of January moved to my little beach place. And NOW, our home just sold so I will be going there this week to pack.  I’ve managed to keep myself busy but just haven’t been into quilting. Usually my passion.

It just wasn’t the same. I didn’t have a dedicated space whereas I had a whole room before. I thought I was past the point in my life where I would be putting my sewing machine up and down on the dining room table, I just wasn’t motivated. So when I felt the need to do “something” I’ve knitted. Not often. It was easier to lose myself in a book than concentrate on getting anything done. But I did manage to finish these four dish cloths. It will be one present for one person. At least I did four different patterns!

Friday I sewed with a group here on the Long Beach Peninsula and  it was wonderful! These are my people!  A charity group called “Quilts from the Heart”,  I’m excited about quilting again. I took the little room, in my single wide trailer, that I had been thinking of as the" tv room", even tho' there wasn't yet a tv in there, and made it my sewing room. Is It small? Yep! Do I still have to cut fabric in another room? Yep! Is there now a quilt on the wall and do I now have a sewing machine and ironing board set up full time? Yep and yep!

My sister said “I know now you are going to be okay. You are back to sewing.” So maybe, even with all the other things I have going on this month, MAYBE I can get another Christmas present, or decoration finished to share next month. Sewn, not knitted!



  1. Love the dish cloths. A great idea for a gift. I am going to add that project to my to do list.

  2. There is no better therapy than creating!