Friday, December 21, 2012


My oldest GS likes to wear bow ties (he's 17) and I made him one last month to see how he liked it and what other colors he might like.  When I went to a fabric outlet, I bought some red and green silk.  Here is the red silk with the tie pattern pinned onto it.  That is all I have in the way of pictures - I forgot to take a picture of the finished tie before I mailed it off to him as I was in a hurry to get it in the mail in case  he wanted to wear it during the Christmas season.

As to my short list.  I have completed all but one of the items and the one I didn't complete is almost there, so I'm pretty happy with what I accomplished.  Number 6 is the culprit - the applique top for my DIL.  I decided I needed to double check with her about the size before I sew it all together.  I have most of the appliqué done, but will still need to add a few more flowers and quite a few more leaves.  I'm doing the appliqué by machine.

We will be visiting 2 of our sons and their families over the holidays.  I hope most of you will be able to spend time with family during this special season where we celebrate the birth of our Savior and Lord.


  1. I hope GS got his bow tie in time to wear it for the holiday season.
    Enjoy your time with family and Merry Christmas.

  2. Congrats on completing most of your short list. Oh, to have been so lucky. : )
    What a good grandma to make bowties. I have a son (24) that also likes to wear them. It never occurred to me to actually make him one.

  3. At least you HAVE progress! I threw my back out at work on Tuesday and have been flat on my back ever since, thanks to pain meds and muscle relaxants! I haven't taken the muscle relaxants yet today, so hope to take advantage of my couch time to do a little embroidery. Have a very happy Christmas, I look forward to seeing what you'll be doing in the new year!

  4. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR, RUTH! All the blessings of the season to you and yours!


  5. You have accomplished quite a bit, good for you! Love the bow tie idea, the red is perfect for the holidays. Merry Christmas to you and your family, enjoy your time together!

  6. I think it's so cute that your 17-year-old grandson likes to wear bow ties. Or is that the current style?

    Have a good Christmas with your family.

  7. I'm sure he will love the red bow tie, and the Granny that made it! I've almost completed my party list, and had more fun than monkeys with everyone! Have a safe trip, and MERRY CHRISTMAS! ---"Love"