the "chain" has been attached and yesterday I started working on the fringe
most of the time when I do fringe I start at the left hand side and work my way across from there
this time I started in the center because I wanted that center to be a certain length, so now I'm working from the center out
fringing with a "soup" mix of beads is a little different from using beads that are all the same type because it is not based on a certain number of beads so much as the length of the beads that have been strung
and I decided to do branched fringe on this because I like the full look of that
time at the sewing machine resulted in the second pair of pj pants
we have a family tradition of opening the Christmas pjs on Christmas Eve --- this pair will be the ones in the tissue paper for the SIL this year (and there will be a matching pair for Mr Cute!)
while I was sitting in my chair yesterday afternoon I whipped up these lovelies
for certain members of the family, the gift card is the best present we can give them, but I hate to just put those in the envelope and send them off
but I also couldn't see paying $3 to $5 each for the commercially available product for this purpose
these took me less than an hour and very little in expense -- the Christmas print paper was already in my "stash", and the only other thing I needed was glue
now I can get those gift cards in the mail!
I also managed yesterday to get the two mountain quilt pieces pinned into their "sandwiches" so I can do the quilting --- Yippee!!
this morning we woke to the first real snow of the season --- and it's COLD --- a good day for not much outdoor activity --- and perhaps getting those Christmas cards ready to go in the mail