Hi everyone, I hope you've been busy, I know I have - although I have to confess, I took some things I was making off of my list, crossed them out and wrote "cookies" instead. WHAT a relief. I did promise I wouldn't panic this year, didn't I?
After re-writing my list, I took a few days off. I thought I would sort through my totes and find all the gifts I'd made this year. Um, they weren't there! I was missing FIVE. Which meant nothing for my aunt. Horrors! That was a bad few days. I'm happy to report that I remembered my son had taken one of my totes to use as a footstool - sure enough, they were there!
Other than a few days off from sewing, I've been getting the mail. And I want to show you what some lovely friends have sent.
The first is from my dear sweet friend Carrie from A Passion For Applique. Look at this lovely bundle, all wrapped in vintage Christmas paper!
Gorgeous vintage cookie cutter, a lovely potholder, and vintage Santa fabric....
When I emailed Carrie to thank her, I told her I'd been looking for something to hold my Christmas cards, and the holder she designed for me was perfect! She emailed me back that it was actually a potholder, lol, but it would work for Christmas cards too. Yes, I am notoriously incompetent in the kitchen, and now everyone knows it. Bet I'm the only person in the world who hangs her Christmas cards in a potholder, lol! But hey, that gorgeous potholder won't get dirty! I would have to hurt anyone who got a drip on it. Thank you Carrie!
Next is from the Swap Queen Cheryll, at Gone Stitchin', what a doll -
Two really gorgeous and clever ornaments, and a calender diary for the next two years, that fits in my purse! She wanted to thank me for hosting the Christmas Through The Year. Thank YOU Cheryll, you're so sweet!!
And then my precious O'Faigh, from Oldbury Cottage. She said she found this fabric and thought of me....
Well I love anything ocean and mermaids, and when I saw it, I immediately thought of these vintage mermaid designs I have - how perfect is this!!
Thank you sweetie, it's just perfect and I can't wait to get started!
This one came today, and brightened up my day like you wouldn't believe. From my dear friend Shell at The Raspberry Rabbits....
Thank you Shell, I adore this fabric, and I'm going to design something perfect for it! You are a sweetheart!
So other than getting the mail, and frantically searching for lost gifts, I haven't done much. Mum is sick again, she had to call the dr. to get some antibiotics today. Meijer's has a list of FREE antibiotics, so we went there....and the doctor called in the wrong one. We'll be going back tomorrow. As I was drying my hair, getting ready to go, I decided my hair was getting too scraggly at the ends and I was going to cut it. I only meant to cut an inch....but cut five....there's a bit of going back and forth from side to side to even things up, you know? That's ok, it's better than it was!
I hope to have a few completed gifts to show you in a few days. I've also been picking up pencil and paper - I have five new projects in my notebook. Applique quilts, and stitcheries both. Gosh I'd better get busy!!
I'll be back in a couple of days with more tutorials for you, it's not too late!