I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and had a chance to spend the day with friends and family.
Our Thanksgiving was small this year. Just us, my mother and father-in-law, and two dear family friends who didn't have family to spend the holiday with. As usual, I spent the day being ill. It seems that every holiday, I spend most of my time laying in bed being sick. I missed out on Thanksgiving dinner (I had a small bit of mashed potatoes and a roll) but didn't have any of my favorite foods that I spend a year waiting for. The sweet potatoes were consumed within minutes, so I don't even have leftovers to enjoy. I suppose that is a great excuse to have a little Thanksgiving meal prepared later. Nonetheless, I am still very thankful for everything in my life. I may not have gotten the opportunity to sit down to a meal with my family yesterday, but I am lucky enough to have meals with my family every day. We are very blessed, indeed.
I haven't been very busy in the sewing room lately, although I really should be since Christmas is coming up! I have been making lists and deciding what to make for everyone, but that's about as far as I've gotten. I did get caught up on my bee blocks which I was stressing about, so that's good.
This is one of my two blocks for September. These were horribly late and in my rush to finish them, I forgot to get a photo of the second block.
And these are my two blocks for November. Both ladies from September and November wanted improv pieced blocks. They are not my favorite to make and I really struggle with them. But I think they turned out okay anyway.
I also purchased the 241 Tote pattern from noodle-head.com about a week ago and I made myself a pretty cute bag. The pattern was super easy, and she does a great job of explaining how everything goes together. She has several really awesome free tutorials on her blog too. You know, in case you're wanting to put together your own list of things to make for Christmas =)
This is the (almost) finished 241 tote that I made. I did finish it, but I accidentally deleted the pics I had on my computer of the finished product and I'm not quite up to taking more pictures right now.
I really love how it turned out and I have been using it everyday.