Well it's the weekend. Not much difference from the week [for me] except my boy is home. Although he did work today - he's not fond of one-day weekends, but he likes the paycheck.
Things have been slow but steady in Allie-land, not much excitement around here. Although I did receive a lovely package today! My sweet friend Michelle from The Raspberry Rabbits had a give-away, and I won -
Doesn't that look interesting? She also sent a couple of Bliss raspberry chocolates and some lovely tea - which I'm sorry to say didn't stick around long enough to get their portrait done. Thank you Shell!!!! I can't wait to watch it tonight! By the way, Shell has a new addition to her household - she's GORGEOUS - go see!
I have been busy, but not with much that I can show you. I'm working on a secret project, and it's slow-going. I'm also working on other things when I get stuck on the secret project....such as the Summer Sand Pails quilt, by Gwen Marston, the pattern is on Homespun's site here.
Really fun and quick - except I'm making my pail handles out of rick rack, I think. The handles go on the top portion of the block, while the pails are on the bottom.
Also going to be starting something with these fabrics.....
for a very special friend. AND I'm working on some stitcheries, for another special friend.
What I'm NOT working on is my Christmas gift for May. I really need to do that! How are you coming with yours? Do you need some more ideas? Well, then, you're in luck. Carmen has been busy sending me tutorials, bless her! Here we go.
From Sew4Home, a darling half apron.
From Toad's Treasures, a kitchen towel mat tutorial, among others! I personally love the owl. Scroll down the right hand side.
From Flamingo Toes, another darling apron.
From Windham Fabrics, an apron, gorgeous quilt, and an apron and table mat.
From Sharon Holland Designs, several lovely projects to make.
Now let's see if I can kick it in high gear and get busy making a Christmas gift - although we do have nine days to complete one. No hurry, right? *gulp*