I was supposed to go into North Vancouver today for my little quilt group and do my final bit of shopping at the Mall today. We have had another terrible wind and rain storm and the power is out everywhere (except here). The power is out at the mall, so it is closed The road are littered with downed trees and many of the street have no traffic lights --- so I decided to stay home and make Anri's Christmas stocking.
I sew 2 1/2 inch strips together and then cut them into 2 1/2 inch strips and then sew that together so I have a piece of "fabric" made from 2 inch squares. When I cut out my stocking pattern I then put the piece of "fabric" on point so I have the diamond shapes instead of squares . I always have bits and pieces left over when I cut out the stocking shape.
With the left over pieces I have been sewing the bits together to make small "crazy patch" heart ornaments. I put a bit of ribbon on the top to hang them and then a bit of gold trim all around the outer edge of the hearts. I put velvet on the back and then just stuff them with bits of left over batting. They look quite cute - I don't have any of the finished ones to show as I usually just make 1-2 every year and give them away.
S0 -- the Thai Massage was nice - interesting, relaxing, and I think I would do it again - except it's $96.00 for 60 minutes ( and of course they really recommend 90) It was more than just a massage. I was lying on the floor on a thick mat and the women did a lot of pressure points and then moved my legs up and around and over (she mentioned that she was surprised how flexible I was -- as was I!) She bent my arms backwards and over my head. Thai massage is sort of like yoga - but someone else doing it to you instead of you doing it yourself. I've always wanted to try yoga - the masseuse suggested I just buy a DVD and start yoga at home - so I may do that in the new year. That could be my New Years resolution. I bought a Pilates DVD once - it is in my sewing room, still in the shrink wrap. Maybe I should start with that DVD first??
Anyway - we will probably get the tree up on Sunday. Shopping is almost finished and another year is almost gone.