back to the fabric kind this time.
I got all my pieces fused and the cuts made so they are all ready for my Mom, Aunt and I to put the glue guns to work.
Here’s the fabric combinations I put together
So here’s one side of each group of fabrics. There’s 10 different snowflakes there.
and then the opposite side is
they match up in order left to right in the top and bottom photo. Some of the silver and gold glitzes on some fabrics aren’t showing up in the photos.
So for instance the first fabric in the top left (which is actually a pale gray with silvery glitzy swirls on it) will go with the first left fabric in the bottom photo – a blue and gray snowflake print with silver glitz in it.
I couldn’t resist – after I got done getting all these ready I took the one set that I wasn’t sure I’d really like when it was done and decided to glue it up and see how it looked.
I love it!. The only reason I thought it wouldn’t look as good was the yellow side was really bright yellow batik but because of the black print batik it’s fused to, it really dulled down the yellow. But it still looks great.
I had to make myself “step away from the glue gun!” – it’s one of those things where you want to see what the next combination will look like and then the next… but I’ve packed it all up.
I managed to get all the laundry caught up, I baked a pan of really horrific bars (I don’t know what happened to them, I’ve made them before, but I think wasn’t exactly paying attention and added too much butter). But I did make a totally delicious crock pot of split pea, ham and carrot soup. A couple containers are doing their final cool down in the frig before I stick them in the freezer and there’s a bowl full waiting for me to reheat for dinner. Yum.
I also just updated the final tally for yarn knit for this year since I won’t get anything else finished before the end of the year – 22,597 yards knit this year. Click on the button in the sidebar for Knitting the Stash and you can see all the projects finished. AND (and this is a big AND) I did it this year – I knit more yarn that I purchased. It’s a miracle — over 8,000 yards more than I purchased. I’ve knit more than that but I’m only counting it when the project is complete. So my two sweaters awaiting seaming – well maybe they’ll get me off to a good start next year.