Jeff and I purchased the fabric from Jo Ann's fabric during a huge sale the end of November. We originally visited the store for fabric for Roman centurion tunics, where we found appropriate fabric to make 4 tunics. These would be made by a friend of Jeff's who sews for a living. While at JoAnn's I noticed Fleece Anti-pill was also on sale and I immediately knew I'd pick out two pieces to make a large hand-tied throw.
This baby is thick, warm, snuggly, and I love how it turned out. The biggest surprise, it only took me two hours from start to finish! John helped me lay out the fabric on the rug in the living room and we tried taking turns with the scissors but I think my son forgot how to use scissors...ah, let's just say I took the scissors from him. I made 10 to 15 cuts. Tied. Made more cuts. Tied. All the while watching Netflix. Then I was finished.
We had a white elephant gift exchange during our Christmas party and this is my gift into the mix. No white elephant from me! I was thrilled with who ended up with the gift. I saw how they appreciated it.
A lovely beginning to a year of gift giving.
"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38