19 Days . . .

You know what that means. Nineteen days until Christmas. That means fewer than 19 days of crafting left before those gifts must be given. Maybe even fewer if your family gathers on days other than the actual holiday. Get those sewing machines and knitting needles working people!

So, what are you working on for the holidays? Or are you like me and still in the deciding phase? Yes, I actually ordered a pillow pattern (A18937) last week that I intend to make for a Christmas gift. It’ll be quick. Promise. I can get this done, right?Personalized Pillow Pattern

I also, of course, have several projects half started, or maybe half finished, or.. maybe I’ll call them almost done. Yeah. That’s what they are. I have a cross stitch for my father-in-law in the “drawn pattern” phase. Then there’s the table runner (for an un-named person who has been known to read this blog!) in the “almost done quilting” phase. Of course there are others. Good grief, I’m going to need a week to get all of this done!

Are you in need of some ideas for last minute hand crafted gifts? Check out our sale Cross Stitch Kits; they include everything you need for quick and easy stitched gift giving! And don’t miss the Mill Hill Ornament Kits. They make great hostess gifts!

Or, are you already finished with your holiday gifts for this year? You know who you are. You started making gifts for this season on January 1st. So, if you want to plan ahead for next year, ugh, be sure to take a look at our sale fabrics. There are lots of reds and greens that would look great in a Log Cabin Quilt for next Christmas! Please, please, somebody buy the Very Merry Quilt Pattern (A13042) so I’m not tempted every time I see it on the web site. You KNOW I don’t have time to get it done for this Christmas. And you KNOW I’ll try. 

So? What are you working on? I really want to know. If you can get your projects done then there’s hope for me yet. Be sure to check our Facebook page where we post photos of quilts and other projects people bring into the store to share. We’ve seen a few Christmas presents come through already. Hopefully, I’ll bring in a few to share in the next couple of weeks.

And whether we get our projects finished or they become gifts for next year or a birthday, here’s hoping you all have beautiful holidays with your friends and family!


Remember, you can see What’s New at Erica’s almost every day! Any page of our website has a column on the left that tells you where to find things, and all you have to do is look for “New Items” in purple, and click to find out.

(To find an item or event on our web site after clicking on the highlighted words, hold down the “Ctrl” key and touch F. Enter the item number in the box, press enter, and you’ll be taken to that item.)

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