Saturday, December 19, 2020

Sewing Saturday... waiting for SantaPaws

 

HoHOHO! it's getting more Christmas-y around here. Milo is happy that he now has a stocking for SantaPaws to fill!

this...

was pieced into these

tops, then quilted to red lining fabric with shiny threads and stitched together into a stocking!

Let the fabric do the work for the back of the stocking, it's so doggy-cute!

and as you saw at the top, it's hanging on the mantle!

It's okay if you go back to baking again Mama!
 

I wanted to finish the UFO block I made years ago, and what do you do to one block to make it stand out?

I started with Christmas scraps to choose some borders, a blue with snow, a cherished winter santa scene (shown on right) and a fave border scrap! Pieced to make it large enough, the block was 15" square, now it's about 20" X 25" and pin basted for quilting...

with pretty threads and stitches

before I go in with free motion this afternoon. To my non sewing friends, that means I drive the stitching not the machine. This will look good in the stairwell to see every time we come down the stairs. I might even bind it with bright red fabric for fun, and attach the string of little colored lights I got years ago for an embellishment!

I meant to sew more this week, but got waylaid cooking and knitting. I'm starting another art course next week, free online through Amber Bonicci's site. In fact I have to go and start some eggplant parm now, and maybe make those sugar cookies too.

going to a party



18 comments:

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I think you win the award for best Christmas doggie-themed scraps, LeeAnna! Such cute projects!

grammajudyb said...

Every doggie ( or kitty, for that matter) should have their own stocking! Well done, LeeAnna! I love how you finished your UFO Santa!

Jenny said...

You are making me feel guilty, our Birman Cat Gemma doesn't have a Christmas stocking!

Sara said...

Very doggie but especially cute stocking! Keep having fun with these little Christmas projects.

MissPat said...

Milo, you are the envy of all the neighborhood dogs with that fantastic stocking. But remember, the stocking is not for eating, only the contents. Great enhancement of the Santa block. All I want for Christmas is my quilting mojo back. And not a cookie has been baked yet, either. I am playing Christmas CDs, though.
Pat

Brian said...

We really love that UFO Block and Milo, your stocking is sure nice!

Joanne said...

That's the Christmas Spirit LeeAnna!
Comfy cozy and wonderfull smells coming from the kitchen !
Enjoy the weekend :)
hugs,
Joanne

scraphappy said...

Milo does look happy with the new stocking. Looks like you have plenty of Christmas spirit this year.

Molly the Airedale said...

I love your stocking, Milo, and I know that you've been an exceptionally good boy and Santa will fill it to the brim for you!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats to mini on his new sticking and to you for making good progress on that little Christmas quilt!! It's SEW jolly! :o))

Susan said...

I love your creative stocking, so colorful!

Divers and Sundry said...

Great stockings!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

What a lucky dog! And nice going, finishing up a cheerful Christmas UFO!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Very cute stocking...its Pawfect for its owner. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap! I grew up with a poodle for I am very partial to them :)

2 gators said...

love those stocking super cute. I put up stockings for our fur babies too your trees are beautiful

My name is Erika. said...

I LOVE the Santa paws stockings!

Rebecca Grace said...

Milo's stocking looks great! I bought a few things for Samwise, too, but I was weak and could not wait until Christmas to give him his new toys. He got them immediately, no stockings or giftwrap whatsoever! Now for my human children, on the other hand, it's easy to make THEM wait. They don't wag their tails or lick my ears, so no early Christmas for them! :-)

Norma Schlager said...

Your stockings are so cute and Milo must be thrilled to have his own. Merry Christmas!