I didn't get any coal in my stocking. How about you? I got as many gifts made as time would allow, the machine was humming right up to about 5:00 Christmas Eve. I must start earlier next year. We had a nice, low-key Christmas, just time with family, some good food, and of course, there were a few goodies under the tree. I'm so easy to please when it comes to Christmas. New underwear, (thanks Jessica)* some socks and I'm tickled pink. Throw in slippers and a gown and I feel like a princess. This year I felt like a queen, because not only did I receive all of the above, Santa, (aka Mitch) bought me a fancy, schmancy sewing machine cabinet.
I was fine with my shelving board and rubbermaid drawers, but this is so much nicer. It has lots of room for all that stuff that accumulates around the sewing machine.
I kept the rubbermaid drawers and just rolled them under the cutting table along with some other not so pretty to look at storage. To hide it all I made a skirt from some red ticking I've had forever and stapled it to the underside of the table.
I'm so proud of Mitch for thinking of this. It's nice to get a gift that's a complete surprise, something I didn't even ask for, but am so happy to have.
Now all is clean and ready for some baby sewing. Before I sew for Bayleigh, I have another baby to sew for. A lady who was a close friend of my mom in high school is expecting her first grandchild and has commissioned me to make the crib bedding. Once that's finished, I'm not taking any more custom orders until I've had my fill of pink and ruffles and all things sweet and girlie. If anyone is reading who does custom baby bedding, please email me, I have a couple of questions I'd like to ask. There's a link to my email over in the sidebar.
*We draw names for Christmas gifts with Mitch's family. Jessica is my niece, every year she gets my name (even if we have to shuffle names a bit) and every year I get the same gift. I'm one of those set in my ways old ladies who only likes one style/brand of underwear and she knows what to get and where to get them. Love you Jessica! Sorry if that's bordering on TMI- they're nothing fancy, in fact they're darn near granny drawers. That really was TMI wasn't it? If Jessica didn't get my name every year, I would be wearing holey (not to be confused with holy) granny drawers. Love you lots, Jessica!