Friday, 15 January 2010

Grrrrrrrrrr......

................................No internet again! Catch up soon.

Monday, 4 January 2010

A finish!

I can't believe how time flys.....................

I started this quilt in the summer of 2008

The top went together really well and really quickly.................


but then it sat..........and sat............because I wasn't brave enough to have a go at machine quilting. The first time I tried to quilt it it was awful. I tried quilting in the ditch but the backing was puckering up. I unpicked it and left it again................

Between Christmas and New Year I decided to have another go at machine quilting and get some projects finished before I allow myself to start anything new.
So here is my 1st effort. It isn't perfect by any means but I'm really pleased with it.
This can be December's 'One project a month' finish.



Sunday, 3 January 2010

Advent swap goodies

I know I'm quite late showing my Advent Swap goodies but I've finally been on a day when the light is reasonable to be able to take a picture. This swap was great fun. It was fun trying to think of things thqat your swap partner might like and it was great fun opening a little parcel each day throughout December

So here are some of the things I recieved - 3 handmade bags, 2 handmade hearts, a handmade toilet bag and makeup bag, 2 pieces of William Morris fabric which will be great to make bags out of, lavender sachets and tea towels.
Thank you so much Karol Ann - you made some lovely things.

Finally!!!

We've drawn the draw!

If you remember from before Christmas I offered this robin wallhanging as a giveaway but I've only just got around to drwaing the draw.

So with the able assistance of DD

and Meg the dog



we have a winner - Chris.
So please, Chris, let me have your snail mail address I'll get it off into the post to you.