I guess I am not really a 1/2 measure sort of person. I got (re)addicted to sewing during my time off.
1. These are trivets/giant hot pads I made (original design – obviously because hot pads this big are really not that useful unless you are in the NBA). One will got as a gift to a friend getting married. The other I am keeping in my kitchen. LOVE the 30s reproduction fabric.
2. This is a little bib I made that is going with some knitted burp cloths to a friend having a baby. The applique is sort of bad, but overall a cheery little bib. Right after I made this I mastered the tension on my machine. So the next applique I do will be better. I promise.
3. Milk and cookie mats I made for a couple that I owe a little thank you gift too. As you can see, I am getting into the quilting thing. This came from a pattern from Pretty in Patchwork Holidays . There are a bazillion other things in that book I want to make. Unfortunately I have to go back to working for a living 😦