It’s a wonderful time of year. July is a good reminder for us all that we should get started on our Christmas sewing and quilting if you haven’t already.
When I was single, I always waited to buy Christmas gifts till just right before Christmas, when I got married, I bought all year long, and now, I feel lucky if I get everyone covered, I’m really good at gift certificates now.
This year tho, I am determined to create all my Christmas gifts for everyone. I have a new grand nephew/niece due next February and I am very excited about being a Grand Auntie. I can’t wait to make his/her first quilt for her.
I was supposed to participate on Wednesday with this hop, but my day got shifted thankfully by the good people participating. I’d like to thank all of you who volunteered to switch days with me.
I have been dealing with an injured leg for the last two weeks. I have no idea whatsoever of what I did to my leg, but it’s been bad enough to keep me on the main level of our house, and rolling around in an office desk chair. The doctor has told me it is probably due to my psoriasis, I have very severe psoriasis on my legs, sometimes on my elbows and head and it likes to frequent on my face at times also. I do not like talking about medical issues, but this has really taken me for a loophole. I was once in the hospital in Germany for 7 days due to an infection in my left leg where they fed me penicillin 24/7 to get rid of the infection. That was about 13 years ago. It started happening for me when we lived in San Diego, but I just thought I had an ankle that itched a lot. I remember someone telling me to switch my shampoo… which was odd since I’d used that shampoo for years. Never the less I did change it and the itching seemed to go away… until we moved overseas. Doctors like to prescribe steroid creams for psoriasis, I am not a fan, so I typically avoid a doctor who just wants me to use a steroid cream. I’d rather live with psoriasis itself than the burning sensation most of them cause.
At the moment, I’m at a point where I can stand again, I can walk a step or two, and then I’m back in the chair, so while it’s not as bad as it has been, I’m still on the mend.
Suffice it to say I did not finish my project, but I can show you what I was planning to do.
I thought it would be fun to do a bunting, something I could hang down the staircase handle, or fireplace mantle, or in a window or a shelving wall in your home. Buntings are great, there are so many great things you can do with them. I can remember the day that most were just made out of paper, and or that craft foil. Now we make them with fabric also. This was what I was doing for this hope.
These are the pattern and designs I created…
The fun thing about bunting is it doesn’t take much to make them. You simply need the measurements of the medium you plan to hang them on, then decide how many bunting objects you want to make and divide that number with your medium measurements so you can determine what the width of your bunting objects should be.
My little banners are 8 x 12 nice even for a large mug rug if I change the bottom to be straight.
There are many ways to attach bunting to whatever you choose to string them up with. Most people either use craft rope or satin ribbon. A lot depends on my mood, but I tend to go with craft rope as I love that really thin rope and it looks nice also.
Some ideas to attach your buntings…
There are some wonderful ideas at each of these sites and I hope you’ll take the time to visit them. The Mad Woman of Locke Street is a site for machine embroidery designs, but she has some of the cutest buntings I have seen when I was looking around for them and what I really loved was how they decorated the “in between” of each bunting object.
I hope you’ll give buntings a try and let me know if you thought they were easy also.
Here is a fun bunting I created last month that you can try…
The buttonholes are not placed in the pattern as I’m still trying to figure out how to that in EQ. 🙂 However, if you know anything about buttons, this allows you to also place the buttonholes where you like them. On this series I’d do them in the middle, thus I get a top and bottom to my bunting which I think would be adorable.
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Here are the other blogs participating in 12 Days of Christmas.
Monday, July 23rd
I hope you all have an awesome day!!
I have my desktop downstairs with me now, I hope to get caught up on TTNBC and Sue/Sam here by the end of the month, please bear with me while I still try to get on my feet tho. It has been a very frustrating two weeks.
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