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drawstring bags

 

I’ve stayed up late the last two nights sewing and sewing, watching an entire season of Broadchurch while making pretty drawstring bags. They are all different colors and sizes, some with contrast trim at the top and some without, based on this pattern. It’s satisfying, straight-forward, peaceful work, especially with a lit tree nearby and the decorations on a neighbor’s balcony cheerfully twinkling at me through the window.

I’m not doing eight quilts for Christmas this year but there will be a number of handmade gifts under the tree. I wouldn’t feel like myself if I didn’t make something. Are you making any of your gifts this year? If so, what?