You can see I added a small pocket to hold the battery pack, and a rod pocket out of the extra fabric on the panel.
It adds a nice festive glow in our hallway. The only criticism I have is that with all the wires on the back it doesn't hang quite as nice and flat as I would like. Nolan cut a thicker than normal hanging rod which helps a little. It isn't perfect, but I can live with it.
I had won these four half yards of blue and yellow batiks (on left) from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop back in the spring on their In my Sewing Room Blog (they host lots of giveaways) and I finally found the perfect project for them. I found two coordinating batiks from my stash so that I could make a gift for a special quilting friend and one for me!
I saw this awesome sewing machine apron pattern on Craftsy and thought it was the perfect thing for all the UFO days and retreats we go to. I think the detachable thread catcher was what really sold me on the pattern.
One for me.
Now before I go and spend some quality time in the kitchen with the girls creating our traditional Christmas Eve appetizer feast, I want to take a moment to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Hope your holiday is happy and warm!