Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving - Holiday Sewing

First may I wish all of you in the USA  a very Happy Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful/grateful for in our lives.  If you are reading this, you have internet and so electricity. You are alive and able to read.  I am grateful that the sun rose again. We truly have a lot to be grateful for if we look honestly.  Sure there are things that aren't as good as we would like, but we need to see the good things and rejoice in them. 

I am rejoicing in finishing the holiday sewing for the great-nephews.  These were really last minute projects.  The boys are here for Thanksgiving but will probably not be here at Christmas, so I have decided to gift these early. 

For the older boys, I have made quilted notebooks with "the Creeper" from their favorite game, "Minecraft."   
Yes, I had to look it up, but I remembered seeing another blogger making a Minecraft quilt for her son.  I used the block pattern that I found and made it smaller to fit the notebooks. 
Under the strips of fabric they are personalized.  I covered the names for the photos.  

For the youngest one,  I decided to make a pillow since he doesn't write yet.  One of his favorite things is the Garbage Truck. (I discovered that it is a common fascination with small children.)  Okay, I confess,  I enjoy watching the arm reach out, grab the receptacle and dump it into the truck.  What can I say, I am a child at heart.  I bought this design from "Linnie Pinnie."  Unfortunately, my embroidery machine went kaput right after I finished this design, so I had to use fusible applique and free motion stitching to do the name on this one. 

When the embroidery machine gave the error, I saw the code was "TG-PM." I looked it up and it is "thread guide-pulse monitor."   I hope it won't be too expensive to repair.  I am really enjoying working with machine embroidery and digitizing.  So, I will get it fixed or replaced, eventually. 

I am maintaining my weight loss and normal blood glucose. So for Thanksgiving day, I have made sugar free cranberry sauce and a sugar free chocolate cake.  The cake is made with zucchini and almond flour rather than wheat.  Those of us whose blood glucose is sensitive to grains have to learn to cook differently.  But it is totally do-able!  I will be "eating on plan" today and NOT overeating.  

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 

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Julierose said...

Cute pillow and great notebook covers--nice gifts.
Hope your thanksgiving is joyous. Hugs, Julierose

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Gene! Your notebook covers for the boys are VERY clever - and your "garbage truck" is sure to delight the little one! - ;))

Jenn said...

Happy Gobble gobble!

Barbara said...

Adorable kid gifts! So creative.

Barb said...

What fun are certainly in the Christmas spirit.

Jeanna said...

You made some really nice gifts for the boys. Hope your machine will be an easy fix! And I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.