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Thursday, December 7, 2023

Blogmas 2023: 12/7

 Blogmas today, has me making candy canes on ribbon.  I've been working on these, off and on, whenever I could get a few minutes, all week long.  Today, I was able to finish them ...

Using a candy cane pattern I found online, I cut out 2 pieces of ticking for each candy cane making sure to angle the pattern on the fabric so to get the stripes going in the right direction.  I also cut out a piece of quilt batting.  (This little project is great for using up scraps of batting.)

I layered the batting between 2 pieces of ticking, (pretty sides outward) stitched 1/4 inch all the way around from the edge, then using pinking shears I pinked the edges being careful not to cut into the stitching.  The only thing left to do was to attach them to ribbon as shown in the picture above.

I hung one set on the doorknob of an antique pie safe.  

I have the other two sets displayed hanging over the backs of iron skillets, etc I have hanging on my hearth.

You could also dangle them over the corner of a square mirror, on a closet door doorknob, on an interior door doorknob, etc.

Cost:  snippets of time here and there, everything else came from my sewing pantry.

Why I do Blogmas:  

It's no secret that I love everything about Christmas!  From the day after Thanksgiving till the last box of Christmas decor is packed away and put back in storage for the next year, I love every bit of it!   My husband and I are senior citizens who generally spend the holiday season alone.  While we do have lots of very good friends and our church family nearby, all of our children live far, far away and have children of their own to make holiday memories with within their own homes.  They are very thoughtful to include us in as much as possible via technology and we are so grateful to them for going beyond the extra mile to include us.   

I started doing Blogmas because I had a choice, either lose myself in sorrow over what I could not change or embrace the love I have for the season and share it with others.   I chose to share my joy in the journey not only with my children and grandchildren long-distance, but with others who love the season as I do and who just might find themselves spending the holidays alone as well. I hope in some small way you get a glimpse of holiday joy through these Blogmas posts and that it spills over into your life this holiday season!

Meet you back here tomorrow!

mrs. patsi @ A Working Pantry

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  1. Sooo cute. I may need to make some and add a little stuffing. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Anonymous, stuffing them would be pretty too!

  2. What a wonderful project they make things feel warm.

  3. What a cute project and a great use of leftover bits and bobs.