Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Quick Christmas Gifts.............

HEY SIS, STOP READING NOW IF YOU WANT TO BE SURPRISED........

Ok, lets tell the back story...

A couple of years ago, I made my Mom a heavy muslin laundry bag. I used my embroidery machine and put a little clothesline and a couple of little baskets of overflowing underwear on the front. Fast forward a couple of months. My Aunt comes to visit my Mom and admires said laundry bag. My Mom GIVES it to her...whatever, and then asks me to make her another one. Once again I haul out the embroidery machine and embroider the little clothesline and little baskets overflowing with underwear. Mom is pleased because it matches the other one she gave away.

Fast forward to last Sept and they traveled together to parts unknown. My Aunt proceeds to not only take HER laundry bag home, but Mom's also. We know this because my aunt washed my Mom's undies and mailed them back to her in a ziplock. If she didn't have mom's laundry bag she wouldn't have had her dirty undies...

ENOUGH SAID....

So Mom asked me to make her yet another laundry bag and put her name on it. I didn't want to haul out the embroidery machine (I really want to sell it, anybody want to buy one?? Babylock Esante Ese2 capable of 5x7 designs with all the accessories???) so I made her a blue/white ticking one. She loved it. My niece also loved it...and asked me to make her one...

So this year, every lady in my family will be getting a laundry bag for Christmas.

Easy Peasy and not expensive....



11 yards of fabric, 16 1/2 yards of cording and a few days later I have 11 laundry bags waiting to be wrapped.

I think all of them will be able to put these to good use. Now I need to make one for myself....

Happy Holidays,
Nancy

2 comments:

Linda said...

You have been a busy girl. I imagine you'd be able to make these in your sleep now.

pincushionpoints said...

These look great. I would like to make a few for next year. What is the finished size? Do you surge the insides or are they raw edge?