Friday, January 8, 2016

Post Christmas Wrap - Up

I have one project to share this week that was a present that I couldn't post before.  Last year I made so many handmade gifts for people for Christmas.  This year I really kept my gift making expectations in check. Every time I thought, 'I'll just make something for them', I got my wits and stopped myself and I didn't feel guilty about it.  I focused on a few people that I wanted to make things for and it was a success.  Less stress is always a good thing, and you don't want to turn what you enjoy into an obligation.

One person I did make a lot of things for was my Mom, which I shared previously here and here. The last thing I made was this divided basket, which is another wonderful pattern from Anna Graham at Noodlehead.  I used Lori Holt's Vintage Happy and Modern Minis lines for the fabric.  When I got the Modern Minis I couldn't believe that there was a panel that had You Are My Sunshine on it...bonus, as this is the song my mom always sang to me growing up.

Linking up with crazymomquilts.