Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Two down . . .

I finished something! Yeah! Am I 100% satisfied? Um . . . no. But seriously, when is that going to happen?



So what's in the box??



A gift set for my boss. An eyeglass case, a sleep mask and two lavender sachets. I did the cross stitch on the front of the sachets and I will say that I am very happy with the way they turned out. I'm pretty sure these will be a "go to" gift for me in the future. The mask came out nice but the eye glass case has a bit of wonky stitching. I did tell my boss that I started sewing only recently so I think she'll forgive my not so straight lines. :) Oh and the blue material is thrifted, it was a curtain. The white lining material and cotton batting is from a remnant bin and I had the aida cloth, blue embroidery floss and the lavender. I only had to purchase the elastic for the sleep mask band. Not bad!

And guess what? I finished something else, too. Now I know you're shocked. Remember this hat? (and NO I haven't finished the afghan I showed in that post yet. Let's not get hysterical.)



Yep, that would be me wearing it. I have a cold and my nose is as red as my glasses. NICE. But that hat is done which is all that is important. I opted for tassels instead of the pom poms the pattern called for. I like them better plus I stink at making pom poms. Here's a better shot:



And look! There's the Christmas panty liner. I was wondering when that would show up. *eyes roll* I really need to work on my photo staging LOL. The Dayquil is making me loopy. ANYWAY, the hat is done, my boss' gift is done and if we're lucky I'll finish one more gift this evening. But seriously, I'm not holding my breath.

hugs
Rebecca

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

No Christmas would be complete w/o the Christmas pantyliner!

But seriously - Really awesome gifts! The recipients will be thrilled!!

Sarah and Jack said...

HAHAHA, the Christmas panty liner? That kills me.

That's one cute hat though.

flanthrower said...

Cute presents! Totally with you on pom pom skills. I hate making them. Had to try a few times before I got it right on my sister's hat recently. I think the secret is to wind the yarn twice as many times as you think you'll need to.

Puff said...

Everything looks fabulous! I suck at pom poms too and I even got a pom pom maker thingy. Your Christmas panty liner reminds me of when a tampon flew out of my purse into the aisle of a crowded airplane. I never knew I could move so fast...

VaxGirl

Lucy said...

LOL---that would be me yesterday paying for one of my purchases with my tampon sticking straight as could be out of the top of my pocketbook like a cardboard woody for everyone to see! LOL

Love the hat and your Christmas pressies for the boss! I hope your cold gets better. Your package was sent yesterday, just to let you know!

Breanna said...

What pretty presents! I love the hat, it is gorgeous. And the panty liner is perfect! Maybe we should all start hiding little items in our pictures to add a bit of spice... Maybe we could have a contest where people get a prize if they can find the hidden panty liner?

Sid Simpson said...

And as the 2 Wise Men took Joseph out for beer so he could recover from the unbelievable exhausting stress of witnessing a birth from a safe distance, the 3 Wise Women stepped in with 1 casserole for the oven, one for the freezer, and a parcel of sacred sanitary products that Mary might be comforted and refreshed even as she still had to take care of all of the men in her life.

Vallen said...

You make it sound like Chrismas panty liners are uncommon.

I think you have this Christmas bull by the horns, missy. Now ride him round the ring and bring him into the gate.

Thimbleanna said...

Look how cute you look! I love the hat -- colors, tassels, and all!

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