I spent a few hours today on a fun machine sewn project to complete my “Hearts Full of Christmas” Advent Christmas tree quilt.
I discovered that I had red, green, and cream versions of the same print I used for the base of the tree on the quilt, so I used them, and some fast 2 fuse to make a fabric bowl that will be used during future Advent seasons to hold the hearts as they wait to be placed on the tree.
I used Linda Johansen’s book fast fun & easy Fabric Bowls for instructions and made the octagonal bowl that is shown on the front cover in blue, except that I cut deeper curves to make it more scalloped.
I’ve made two other bowls from this book over the past year and while I’m still learning my way around my new sewing machine, I’ve had fun with them, especially the one I made for Larissa for an Easter basket (yes, even though she’s 25, she still expects an Easter basket!). Here’s the finished bowl:
I attached some gold ribbon bows that echo the bows on the Christmas tree. It’s about 10″ in diameter.
If Larissa’s reading this, you can be sure she’s embarrassed. John thinks part of his job in being a good parent is to regularly embarrass our daughter.
I’m off to start on pizza. A few year’s ago I started making homemade pizza for New Year’s Eve from a cookbook I’ve had for years and still remains one of my favorites–Colorado Cache by the Junior League of Denver. The recipe is Super Deluxe Pizza with homemade (whole wheat–yeah!) crust, sauce, and whatever goodies you want to put on it. Yummers!