The last few weeks Blossom has been spending many (late) nights and her weekends in practice for the school's annual Play. She had a main part in the first of two major productions held this weekend, a duologue where she played a reporter in a thriller 'It's In The Blood'.
We were seated at the back of the grassed area in front of the stage so the photos aren't the best, but you can identify Blossom by the green jacket she is wearing.
It was the first *real* chilly night this winter, and the students here at the school arrived with their blankets and doonas in tow...
She was wonderful! We're so proud of you, sweetheart!
Today Blossom also had to make time in the sewing room before heading back to the stage for the final night's performance. With only 3 days left before she leaves the school and returns to homeschooling she needed to complete her last assignment for Home Ec - a very zipped pencil case with an array of stitches.
It's her own design, lovely and bright!
This week Blossom and I received mail from Europe. Synnoeve was recently married (please stop by her blog HERE and see her beautiful photos!), but before her wedding she wanted to post off a belated 16th birthday gift to Blossom - a gorgeous clutch purse and some pretty pink Tilda threads...
Synnoeve is a wonderful sewer! She made me a gorgeous bag earlier this year when we had a little fabric swap. Remember THIS? In her parcel this week she also sent a gift for me - Tilda ribbons! I was so excited as I have been wanting some for ages, but she also added a pack of the sweetest Tilda peach mother-of-pearl buttons. We have almost 4 weeks of school holidays starting next Thursday so now I can really get to work on using my Tilda fabrics and making her lovely designs at last. :-)
Another package that arrived was from Lone, in Denmark. She sent me some very yummy Belgian chocolates, and three fat quarters of Christmas fabric...
I'm sure I will be inspired to make something lovely with Lone's fabrics while I indulge in the Guylian chocolates. :-) Thank you so much, Lone!
My final surprise parcel was a postcard - a sweet floral bouquet made by my darling friend Darcey in Canada...
As you can see, I have been very spoiled this month!
Sewing for me has been slow, but I did finish this bag...
It's the perfect size for quick trips to town for fresh milk or a few skeins of thread.
My other finish is the new free BOM I have designed for you all - it will start on July 1st. :-)
All the blocks are done, now I just need to sew it into it's final display....
Later this week I'll let you know what fabrics, threads and notions you'll need to choose so you can stitch along with us - the BOM will be spread over 4 months so you can have it finished before the busyness of Christmas begins.
And last of all, I have spent a lot of time this weekend printing up a new range of patterns! It's time for a change, so I am phasing out my old designs....will share more about that later, though.
Change is refreshing sometimes, don't you think? There will be many changes in the Elefantz household in the months ahead. What changes would you make in your life if you could?
Have a lovely week!