My friend Fee just told me there are only 7 weeks left until Christmas! Eek!!
How are you going with your gift-making? Do you make a plan and then work methodically through it?
I am the queen of listmaking, the princess of planning - drives my family barmy, but it sure makes my life easier. :-)
Of course, there is a downside to my need to stay on schedule. When my migraines hit (and I've just had the third one in seven days) and I am medicated, I make mistakes. Mr E has been shaking his head at me tonight and repeating over and over, "you worry me, Mrs Reynolds". Why? Because I was baking a pie and removed it from the oven without gloves or a tea towel. One hour of my hand in ice, and layered with a freshly opened aloe vera leaf, I am recovering rather well. But still, he loves me, and he worries.
Hope he lets me play with my new iron tonight. The old one had seen better days and was leaving black marks on my fabrics so I bought a nice and shiny Russell Hobbs one!
Here are some of the things I am playing with at the moment.
I found this free stitchery at Ellie's Bustle & Sew blog, and can't wait to stitch it up. It reminds me of those favourite books I read as a child, like 'What Katy Did'....
I've also started to make these sweet Flower Fairy dolls, from an old issue of Homespun magazine...
Are you making Helen's "Round the Block" quilt? I didn't sign on to do it with a group because I knew I couldn't commit to having it done in time, so I'm just doing it for myself as time allows. I'm so grateful fo that decision now because the next part of the quilt has 1/2 inch hexagons! Now you know I've still never made one! One day soon, though. I've used lovely Cottage Garden Threads on my centre block.
I finished this sewing set of Janelle Wind's last night - very fiddly, but so lovely!!
And of course I have been finishing some new designs of my own!
Here are my "Spotty, Dotty Snails"...
...and my 'Basket of Fruit' tea towel and apron set!
I'd best go rest a bit before my head revs up again. I have this lovely new book to quietly browse through from Alicia Paulsen (Posy Gets Cosy)....
I know I am a few days late, and I apologise, but I'll upload the final block and assembly instructions for my Daisy-Do BOM tomorrow. :-)
See you then,