Over the next week I will be finishing all my Christmas projects for the October 4th issue of Elefantz Home e-zine. Yippee!
I'm enjoying mixing modern colours in some projects...
....traditional colours in others...
...and experimenting with neutrals too.
There's so many Christmas ideas and projects inside the next issue! I can't wait to show you everything inside, but you'll have to be patient while I finish making them.
I have a few Christmas DVDs ready to watch as I stitch, and I might even take time out to bake a fruity Christmas cake - just to add to the early festive atmosphere. I may even pull out a CD of Christmas carols!
My favourites are "Come Let Us Adore Him", "We Three Kings", and "O Holy Night".
What are yours?
The girls were at my place today for lunch and stitching!
Normally we meet every second Monday, but to fit in with Heather's school holiday Nonna-duties, we met a week early as it will be another three weeks until we can sew together again.
I made Blueberry & Lemon muffins for morning tea...
...and Garlic Roasted Pumpkin, Salmon & Haloumi salad for lunch.
Our juicer is working overtime these days, so the girls enjoyed the Pineapple, Orange, Passionfruit & Coconut juice I made as it was a rather hot day.
Wendy was on hand to pour the drinks (do you like her cutsey pie pose!?)....
....whilst Michelle and Heather chatted away over books from my sewing library.
After lunch I brought out some of my designs for Heather to look through, as she hadn't seen them before....
...and all the while Princess Sophie watched over us from her chair in the lounge room.
Not much stitching got done today, but there will be four girls with very sore sides tomorrow because we laughed and laughed and laughed! Whenever we get together it feels like a celebration.
And speaking of celebrations - it is Wendy's 4-year Blogversary this month!!
She's such a sweetheart and wanted to share the party with all her readers, so she drew up the cutest birthday design as a free gift to download...
Visit Wendy's blog HERE to give her your best birthday wishes and download her free design!
I'd better get back to that stitching...