This past weekend, I had a ton of time to myself to sew. On Friday night, I joined a small group of girlfriends to sew. The hostess provided an amazing cranberry salad and banana bread - what is better than food, friends, and sewing? Not much! I started this "Rocket to Dreamland" pillow, a pattern from the One Yard Wonders Book. On Saturday, we had a 6 hour sew-in/meeting for the BMQG - also a ton of fun. I just can't believe that this darn pillow is the only thing that I finished with having had all that time!
For some reason, I seem to have this weird idea in my head that softies are easier to sew than quilts. But let's face it, stuffed animals and the like are not easy sometimes. They are three dimensional, often have curves, and manuevering all that stuffing is often a feat in and of itself! I can honestly say that this is the most difficult softie I have ever made.
Speaking of Gregory and Christmas, I am excited to be able to use the "Christmas Trees" quilt that I made in the spring. My tutorial was recently featured on the Sew Mama Sew blog here. There are other nice Christmas tutorials featured as well - check them out!