Saturday, December 01, 2018

One Monthly Goal, December 2018

OMG December link-up is open!

I'm going to join Patty again at Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal.  I love that it keeps me motivated to get my innumerable projects.  So far I have made each goal.  

My project this month is to clothe this doll I have gotten granddaughter Klara for Christmas.  

It's an 18" doll this time.  I have seen plenty of free patterns on Pinterest for 18" dolls.  The problem with the Baby Alive doll I got her her BD, it is hard finding free patterns.  

Yesterday I made a trip up to Chico, about a 1-1/2 hour trip one way to drop off my donations to Honey Run Quilters for the Camp Fire Victims.  I knew through Lori at Humble Quilts  that they were overwhelmed with fabric donations as someone had donated 50 boxes a few days before. I took up 4 quilts, some yarn and needles I heard they could use, some zippered bags, needles, hoops  and a bunch of stitchery kits that had all the items necessary.  

I was going to browse the shop while I was there, as I have not been in a quilt shop in 7-8 years.  I have been working with my stash, and during that time, I didn't have time to quilt.  Anyway I was looking forward to browsing.  Well my navigation system sent me on a merry run, for about 1-1/2 hours.  I was in Chico, on the right street, and it kept telling me to turn the opposite direction.  I finally stopped and looked at the map and realized the navigations directions' error.   My husband is disabled and can be for a 3 hour period of time, but I worried about leaving him much  longer.  I left him lunch, a drink and his pills in an ice chest.  I tried calling him to let him know I would be later than expected, but he didn't answer.  Luckily my daughter off work, and went over and spent a couple of hours with him till I got back.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Sharon - IN said...

I hope you will enjoy making the doll clothes this month! Nice gifts for your grand daughter!

Danice G said...

I also make clothes for my granddaughter's 18" dolls. It's quite addictive. Great donations for the Paradise people. I have mailed some items to Lori for them. Happy sewing wishes to you.

Patty said...

Doll clothes sound like fun to make. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilt One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

DawnyK said...

Hope you have fun making the doll clothes! Glad you figured out the nav's error.

Susan said...

Did you get to spend any time looking in the shop? I know they were happy to have your contributions. That is a cute doll, and I can imagine all the wonderful things you're going to make for her.

Bonnie said...

Fun goal this month. I've been making 18" doll clothes for my grands for a couple of years now. I've also found both crocheted and knit patterns free on the Internet. I haven't tried any but I will in the next few weeks and months... probably not Christmas this year though! Good luck with your goal.