Monday, 26 December 2011

I'm spending Boxing Day Sewing

I saw on the net that a Boxing Day Sew In was being held here naturally I didn't see it until after lunch today but I'm still going to do a BDSI.   A few weeks ago I offered to help a friend make tray cloths for the local hospice.  They are three layers thick, no wadding just fabric, but must be washable.  This is one of the hospice old worn ones.   EG members made 20 Christmas themed ones but they need at least another 20 everyday ones.  They are to put on the food trays of those patience too ill to go to the dining room.

One day last month an old friend rang me and said she had a bin bag full of new cotton fabrics and did I want them for patchwork.  I thanked her and went to pick them up.  This is one of the furnishing fabrics in the stash.  All are rather dated patterns I'm afraid but I've made several shopping bags for charity out of them until this is all that is left.
 These will be the tray cloths for the local hospice and my task for today's BDSI.  Hope you approve.
Cut out, about to be ironed and sewn together.  It's a rather straight forward job but it will give me the added opportunity to listen to one of my audio books.

Hope Santa was kind to you all, he brought me a very swish light box, one of the new rotary cutter boards, lots of cutting dies to play with and some lovely warm pj's from dh with hearts on them.


MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Annette. Your Christmas ornaments are gorgeous and the cards you received are so lovely. It will be interesting to see what you do with them all. Have a happy stitching holiday and new year!
best, nadia

McIrish Annie said...

They are far nicer than the old gingham! Lovely fabric. How sweet that your hubby buys you pjs with hearts. A real romantic