Yep, four days til the end of the month, you have until midnight on the 28th to link up and show off a Christmas gift you made for 2011 to be entered in the draw. Remember our gift this month is this gorgeous mug rug made by the wonderful Caroll at Attic Window Quilt Shop, and the darling fat quarters donated by the awesome Chris, owner of the shop.
I finished my gift tonight, a make-up bag for my aunt using the tutorial from Up The Rainbow Creek.
Please forgive the yellow pics, it was dark out and I'm too lazy to re-do the pics.
My fingers are NOT as nimble as they used to be! I tried it using my own method, which failed miserably, and ended up following the directions exactly. The only problem I had was the flap - you have to insert it between the outer bag and lining, and I couldn't get it lined up right on both sides. In the end, I basted it to the lining, then stitched it together. That worked great, but I still missed some of the lining during the topstitching, and had to do another line of stitching. The gorgeous fabric [which doesn't show well due to the yellowy nighttime pic] was from the lovely Cyndi. Thanks hon, my aunt is going to love it!
It feels really, really good to have made my aunt something, every year I want to make her stuff and I run out of time. Have you finished your gift yet? You can either link up to this post where you show off your gift on your blog, or you can email me a pic of the gift you made if you don't have a blog or don't want to post the pic. You can also upload to the flickr group - oh the gorgeous pics there!!!
If you upload your pic to the flickr group because you don't want it seen on your blog, please let me know.
So get your pictures in before midnight on the 28th, I'll do the give-away on March first - good luck and happy sewing!