Monday, December 5, 2022

Design Wall Monday - December 5

 December is here, ready or not.  And I’m NOT.  We’re possibly doing our family Christmas gathering on New Year’s Day and that might give me time to be actually be prepared. 

Only 1 of the 5 new pillowcases for my grandkids is actually made.  The chess themed one is for the oldest grandson who does enjoy chess.  One more is cut and ready to sew, but the other 3 are still in the “thinking about it” stage.  I’m really hoping I can find some wrestling themed fabric for the little wrestler in the family.  The plan for this week is to get the second one made, and hopefully find fabric for the others.  

On Sunday I did manage to get the Sewcialites blocks for last week all done.  I’m viewing the 3” versions as a personal challenge.  And this one was a challenge for me.  But they’re done.  

This 6" version went together almost as easily as the green 9" one did, thankfully. 

Saturday was a busy day with guild in the morning and then I attended a DAR meeting as a guest. The DAR meeting was held at the local Carnegie Resource Center, a beautiful old Carnegie Library building that now is a historical society center.  This display was just inside the door. Isn’t it lovely?

The vintage dress was carefully taken apart, and the top was used as the top half of a Christmas Tree, with the tree branches forming the skirt.  The hat is definitely the perfect touch.

What is on your design wall today?


Vicki in MN said...

It's great that you try to match fabric to the kids' likes. I haven't looked at novelty type fabrics for a long time so I don't even know what's out there! Another cute block in the red and white;)

Tired Teacher 2 said...

Great job on the blocks! I hope you can find the fabric for the rest of the pillowcases. I bet you’ll have luck at Missouri Star.

Bonnie said...

I really like these blocks you shared. I can't imagine making them in 3". 4" maybe but ugh on 3. I think I'll try making one in 9" (I need to put my 9" cube to work again. That is a very creative Christmas tree. Thanks for sharing someone's brilliant creative use of an old dress.

Ramona said...

Your pillowcases are so fun! I'm looking forward to my grands being old enough to receive pillowcases. The "tree" dress in the museum is gorgeous. I've never seen such a thing.

Far Side of Fifty said...

That is one beauty of a dress! The dress looks victorian and the hat 1930's!

Judy Hansen said...

What a beautiful tree/fashion dress/hat combo. Thanks for sharing it. I am far behind in Christmas decorating, but it will happen when I get back home. Hugs, Judy