First, I made this reversable table-cloth-fall/Thanksgiving on one side and winter/Christmas on the other! I didn't put any batting or anything in it, just sewed the two pieces front sides together, turned it right side out and did a zig-zag stitch around the edge. Wo-la! A new table-cloth!
free audio books to download, I downloaded "Jane Eyre" and was listening to that while sewing. I haven't read that book for many years. What a great find, I listened to 23 of 38 chapters so far and hope to finish it up tonight.
I saw this adorable Sponge Bob Christmas fabric at JoAnn's the other day, for 40% off, plus I had a 25% off entire purchase coupon so picked up a few yards. My husband loves Sponge-Bob, and Patrick. I paired this with fabric I picked up from the red-tag bin at JoAnn for about $2/yard a year or 2 ago. I will be sending this to him at school-I think he'll get a kick out of it, and I'm guessing it will probably stay on the Christmas side year-round.
I finished my two sided table mat. The center is not very flat and I did a horrible job on the binding-good thing this one is my practice one, so it will stay at my house. They are so cute though, I'm going to give it another try. I also put some fleece on the back of a large 9 patch made with Christmas fabric. Not sure if I like it or not, but it could also be a table mat-or I could do the same with a few other blocks I have done and they could be place-mats. I didn't take any pictures.
So many great ideas for quick Christmas gifts. I have to start early as I will be spending 36 days with my hubby in FL over Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'm thinking about taking my sewing machine with me.