Thursday, December 18, 2008

Santa's Workshop

Santa's workshop was busy today! Karleen invited me to her house to sew. And what a productive day it was. First things first, though. Lunch! Karleen served a delicious meal with homemade pizza.

She recently purchased a cookbook of artisan bread recipes. A dough is mixed together and placed in the fridge for up to two weeks. Needed amounts of dough are used for fresh baked breads and things like pizza crust. Today the pizza crust was from her recipe and it was perfect!

Karleen worked on a beautiful quilt. The colors were cheerful for a wintry day.

And we worked on cozy flannel pillowcases. Simple and fast, the coordinated flannels with rick-rack trim made a pretty case. There's no handwork anywhere on them because we used both the sewing machine and a serger.

Here's a set of 'his' and 'hers' --- in pink and blue. The cow jumped over the moon!

And for one who enjoys all things western, a cowboy pillowcase!

We sewed other things as well, but I'll share them another time. I'm already giving too many clues as to Christmas gifts by sharing what I have.

Is your Santa workshop busy too? What are you making? I'd love to know. . .


  1. Yes indeed! We just purchased a wooden doll house for the little girl in our family... and it needs to be painted! Yikes! Santa will be working overtime to get this job done.

  2. What wonderful presents to make. I am sure whoever is on the receiving end will just adore the pillowcases!

  3. ...groan...I'm making aprons. I've made seven already and I have two more left. I'll probably be skidding in to Christmas Eve on an apron string.

    Sounds as if you had a wonderful day creating and that pizza looks yummilicious.

  4. What fun to sew with a friend. Those pillowcases are such fun. I have fabrics set aside to make some for my home - fun kid-type prints. When my grandkids come to stay they can choose whatever pillowcase they want to use each time. That will be a project for next year! I'd love to make some for gifts, too. ~Adrienne~

  5. Love the pillowcases. What a fun gift to make and to receive. The only thing I made were my cards.

  6. What a pretty quilt. I love the bright colors. It just makes you feel good.

  7. I love the pillowcases! I made some one year with snowmen flannel. I'm going to just sit down and make small ornaments out of felt the next few days...just for myself! lol Just for fun!

  8. Anonymous6:48 PM

    I am baking gifts to give to friends and co-workers. I am trying to beat the storm blowing through and bake before we possibly loose power.

  9. I love your pillow cases! Wish I'd thought of that!

    I'm making jewelry for all of the girls and women in my life and wool scarves for the men.

    Thus far, Ray has nothing. He has me, so what else could he possibly want.....

  10. hi la tea dah! looks like a lovely day, yummy pizza, great friend. merry christmas to you and your family! i have your very sweet gift (crossstitch) from last yr!

  11. OH Santa's Workshop looks very productive. The pizza looks fantastic and I suspect it may be the author that I recently posted the no knead cinnamon buns too. . I'm still hoping for that book under the tree.

  12. Great work. I love the textures and colors of the day

  13. Anonymous11:11 PM

    How pretty. Santa's workshop is closed here for this year. I have been working on a few Valentines Hearts.

  14. Anonymous5:53 AM

    Merry Christmas my dear friend. God Bless you.

  15. It so nice to do crafts with a friend. The pillowcases are so adorable. Black olives--yum--one of my most favorite pizza toppings!

  16. Those pillowcases are so neat!! What a great idea for those cold winters!! As for me, I love me a nice cool pillow to lay my head on at the end of the day! Of course I'm in central FL so it makes a little difference!!
    Great idea!!
    Blessings, Becky

  17. those are really pretty


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