All the presents are done and wrapped for hubby. I decided there was no point in stressing out making more gift bags of the appropriate size since I don't mind wrapping (he's the one who does) so I can go ahead and use paper. Didn't end up having to wrap many, so there won't be nearly as much garbage after this year's festivities. That'll be a disappointment for the cats. Pokey did enjoy "helping" me put ribbons and bows on packages today.
It's overcast and nasty today. Feels all gray and dreary like there should be snow - which would make everything so beautiful - but of course there won't be. I hate having the workmen clanking around in the corridors - they can't be done soon enough.
Watched some Gilmore Girls season 4 while I wrapped today. I had started this season a while back but found the first episode so annoying I couldn't continue. Everyone unwilling to just TALK to each other, which I know would spoil all the comedic effect but it would be so much better for them. And less annoying. Anyway, got over all that and enjoyed the eps I watched.
Just to have some pics to post, here are some gift bags I've made. The first one is from last year and is a white fabric with red spots that I decided needed to have red perle cotton ties tied in every spot. Oh bother, what a pain that was. A pain, but worth it - I love how it looks and it's always going to hold prezzies for me, me, me.
This is the one I just finished. This is one of the bags where the ends of the long rectangle end at the same place (I didn't do any kind of cutting at one of the ends if that makes sense) and I glue some ribbon at the top so it looks purdy.
The snowmen and the next gifty gift bag were both quilted the same way with a utility stitch. I made little X's all over the place with my perle cotton, going from one spot to the next through the layers. It's a fast way to utility quilt.
I made this one last year - it's the right size to hold a CD. It's a solid blue fabric that I quilted with white perle cotton snowflakes. Just in case you are wondering, the tag isn't misspelled - Ton is my nickname.