Bless your hearts for the prayers and hugs over Mr E returning home for good, and putting mine life behind him.
It was not an easy thing for us, but above all else, we cherish our marriage, and it is far more important than being apart most of the time in order to purchase a house.
"Home" is where we are together - whether in a rental, in a tent, or in a cottage of our own one day - it doesn't matter the place, it only matters in the heart. He is my home on this earth.
I think I'll have to design a stitchery to reflect that sentiment, don't you? He has already applied for some teaching positions for next year, and God-willing we'll have an answer before Christmas.
In the meatime he's looking for some casual work locally to keep bread and butter on the table. Bless his precious heart!
Our darling 19yo son, Sam, has been waiting patiently these past few years for me to design and make him a guy quilt. There have always been plenty of quilt designs around for young boys, displaying trucks, cars, boats and the like, but he wanted something edgy - something that reminded him of a favourite book I read to him and Blossom, "The Lord of the Rings".
Finally, I have done it, and he is thrilled!
Let me show you my latest quilt design, made especially for my boy...
And the fabric on the back was perfect for him!
Do you like it?
For my fellow Aussies and Kiwis, the pattern will be available in Patchwork & Stitching magazine around mid-April next year.
I will however, also list the pattern in my Etsy shop for my overseas friends (or for those of you who cannot wait till next April), sometime this week. I'll let you know when.
It's a great teen quilt, especially for someone who likes medieval books!
As promised, I'm sharing a second free Christmas design with you today!
~*~ The Stocking Tree ~*~
This runner is easy to make, and so very cheery with the dancing Christmas Stocking tree!
You can download the pattern HERE, but only until Christmas Eve and then it disappears.
I've been asked if there will be any more Give Thanks verses in my BOM this year.
Yes, two more in fact.
I'll share them in the next week or so, and I suppose I'd better get my thinking cap on about what free BOM I can share next year!
Tomorrow I'll be showing you some gorgeous Show & Tell photos from bloggers who have been making my designs their very own.
Until then, I have a husband to enjoy, and a sewing room needing some attention.