Thursday, 31 December 2009
I have been moderately busy, needle-wise during the Christmas holidays, finished one table runner, started 2 new Shabby Roses blocks, etc but I am not at home now so I can't post pictures yet.
I'll tell you about our epic adventure as well soon.
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Tonight I decided to bake some biscuits when I came home for work. I want to give handmade at Christmas and did some Lebkuchen that I cut with fancy Christmassy cookies cutters. They look nice and taste nice as well. I didn't have any almonds anymore so I used hazelnuts instead. I have made just over 100 so I should be able to give a few bags away.
I also managed to sit at the sewing machine to quilt the table runner with the cats that I pieced in October. Do you remember this picture?
Well it hadn't change since I took the picture over 2 months ago. I want to give it as a Christmas present so tonight I quilted it and prepared the binding that I will sew on tomorrow night hopefully.
I am also trying to decide which hand sewing projects I could take with me on holidays because for once I should get some time to sit down and sew. What will it be? My abandoned Dear Jane? The Shabby Roses BOM? Or something new like some of these yummy Christmas projects available on the Among the Gum Trees blog? I really can't decide. I suppose it will all depends on the time I have to prepare my stuff...
OK time to go to bed now as tomorrow is another early start and it might be a cold one as the forecast is for possible snow....
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Talking about bags, I have also made 2 more foldable bags which will be Christmas presents. It is similar colour to the one I am about to send to SewCalGal who won my giveaway a few weeks back.
Friday, 11 December 2009
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Saturday, 5 December 2009
During these chaotic last few days, I haven't had chance or energy to sew much really. I have done a few of my Winter holiday swaps blocks but haven't finish them yet. I might try that tonight, sitting in the sofa and hand sewing.... I have also cut one of my two Maisy panel to make a book. And I have made 4 or 5 siggies for the swap that Annelies is coordinating. I have already received 7 siggies since I signed up just over a month ago, including 3 yesterday. It is nice to come home and find a little envelope packed with love from around the world. It is most probably what I need right now a big hug to help me stop feeling sorry for myself!
Tomorrow is another day....
Will post pictures of the siggies soon.