Finished, done, complete, and not a moment too soon. No more Christmas making for me this year. And next year - barring any children being hospitalised, etc - I shall have everything done at a much earlier date. Well, that's the plan, and you can laugh at me when I work myself up into a state again.
Yesterdays sewing started with the butchering of a coat hanger. It was only a small one, and no longer needed as mini people do not reside in this house any more. I required a wooden coat hanger, but not as big as all the ones I could find. Then, in the girls' wardrobe I found a hanger that goes all the way back to when Helen was a baby. All pretty, and padded, still bearing the ribbons it came with. Not for long!
Once I had my hanger, I cut some fabric to the curve of it, and knocked together the perfect gift for the man who has everything. A peg bag. For someone in the family who always hangs the laundry. He's good like that. So I thought a suitably masculine peg bag was in order. The recipient will laugh.
Then came the final Christmas present to make. One last tote bag. I love the colours in this, and used most of my precious FQ of Field Study. Additionally, I used some Stof linen and it's lined with It's a Hoot home decor weight. I added a split pocket on the exterior of one side, as I thought this would be handy for the recipient who likes to go swimming. They could pop their bottle of shampoo in there, etc.
I've lost track of what I have made. I know that as much as I love sewing, putting the machine away for a week or two, and having a dining room instead, is going to be nice. And relaxing. I am looking forward to the relaxing bit.
The next few days will be dedicated to housework - something had to give with all this making so we won't even discuss the state of the house. Baking needs to be happening too. That will be fun. I love Christmas baking. And the eating that follows.