Coming out of hibernation to post today, it wasn't all I thought it would be - my youngest, Sam, has been sick since Friday and I've got it too. Which means not a lot got done!
But hey, it's
so I had to post. What's tickling me today - the postman came with a sweet little package from Midge! The prettiest Christmas panel;
I think it might become a pair of sweet pillows for Christmas, but I'm hanging it on the design wall in case of further inspiration! Thank you darling Midge, I LOVE it! What's tickling you today? Join Cheryl and I for some fun!
Last week, my friend Nikki came from London Ontario with her boys for a visit. It had been a very long time since we'd seen them, but as with good friends, felt like yesterday once they got here. Nikki loves scrapbooking as much as I love sewing [she also sews!] and she had made me the prettiest gift, a bookmark and little book with index cards...
Thank you darling Nikki! The bookmark has really been put to good use since I've been sick, all I want to do is read. And with 10 inches of new snow, that's about all there is to do, lol. This is the view from my window yesterday.
I have been working on my February Christmas Through The Year gift. Not done yet, although I did make a muslin of it, doing it MY way. It didn't work, so now I'm doing it the right way. I'll show you when I'm done. How are you going on your gifts? Carmen sent me some pics of her finish, and a couple others. Here's her finish, a gorgeous mug rug....
A close-up of her beautiful stitching.
And then this.
My birdcage design - oh how I love it! But wait, look at THIS!
Oh my word, she took the Castle Doors Needlebook design and combined it with the birdcage design! Carmen, that's brilliant!
Carmen also sent me a link to a lovely tutorial, a doily table runner....I have to make this! And I found a great tutorial on Made By Rae for a boy's Scavenger Bag. You can get the tutorial at Sew Grown. It would make a great book bag too!
One thing I wanted to talk about today was Blogger's Spam Detection. You may have noticed that I removed the word verification from the comments. I no longer use it, and I don't moderate comments. The spam detection is great - I have had some spam, but blogger picks them up and keeps them off the blog. Yay for easier commenting!
And finally, I would like to ask you all to join me in prayer for the people of New Zealand. I'm sure you've heard by now that Christchurch has been hit by a truly horrific earthquake. There is great loss of life and terrible devastation. My heart goes out to all those affected by this tragedy.
Today is the 22nd, I will be back tomorrow or the next day to put up the Mr. Linky post so you can all show off the gifts you've made, and be entered in the give-away. Not sure how much visiting of blogs I'll be doing in the next couple of days, I have to finish my own gift! Thank goodness for you all keeping me accountable in doing this! See you soon.