First, I want to thank everyone for praying for those in the path of Cyclone Yasi in Queensland, Australia. You can read an update on Jenny at the Among the Gum Trees blog - she's ok, everyone's ok, but it was certainly a frightening night. Queensland folks continue to need your prayers, as the flooding certainly isn't over.
But now I'm breathing a sigh of relief, and can focus on getting our February post done.
This is the shortest month of the year. While I'm happy about that because it's WINTER here in Michigan, it makes me feel a bit rushed about getting a Christmas gift done. But together we can do it! I think I know what I'm going to make, just need to print off the pattern.
Our Christmas movie this month is one that still keeps me laughing - Elf. I think Will Ferrell is perfectly cast as Buddy, James Caan as his father, and of course Bob Newhart as Buddy's elf father. Normally I prefer the old classics, but this has become a new classic in our family. See if you can rent it or borrow it at your library, and enjoy a good laugh while you stitch this month's gift!
Here are a few tutorials to start you off with. The first one is from Kelly at Charming Chatter....the Patchwork Hearts Tutorial.
I can see these done in red and green, or blue and gold, as well. I think they'd make not only a lovely Valentine's decoration, but Christmas too! Thank you Kelly!
The next is a lovely way to store headbands for little girls, [or big girls!] from Emilie Handmade. This is a no-sew project, very very pretty! Sorry for no pic.
The next link is for the top 100 tutorials of 2010, from The Long Thread. Get your beverage of choice before clicking on that one! Lovely projects. Enjoy browsing!
My shoulder is not much better, so I'm still trying to stay away from my computer too much, which is killing me. You have no idea how much I miss you! I have re-arranged my computer space a bit, so I can either sit in my recliner or with my sewing chair, whichever is more comfortable for the moment. I hope it helps. Life is a bit boring without you all. I'll be back soon to show you pics of our February Give-Away, still need to have a photo shoot - you'll love it!