My Secret Santa parcel arrived at Jeni's last week, and she was so excited shs couldn't wait till Christmas to open them up - Jeni, I understand because I did the same with my gorgeous parcel from Peg! LOL!
This was the main gift I made Jeni. It's a photo album with personalised cover...
I also made her a scented door hanger and a Shabby Roses Christmas hanger, plus I added in some sewing notions, a Panforte Christmas Cake (yum!!), and my favourite quilt book - The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking.
Can you see that I used one of the blocks from my Shabby Roses quilt on the cover of the photo album?
I just changed the word 'love' to 'Jeni' to personalise the gift. If you have my Shabby Roses quilt pattern you can use the blocks for many different projects, not just the quilt.
This is what I made with the second block pattern when I altered it...
Have you used any of the blocks from Shabby Roses for other projects? I'd love to see them if you have. :-)
There are 12 blocks to choose from in the quilt pattern, so something for most occasions.
The pdf pattern is available through my Etsy Shop HERE, for $12, but if you enter SHABBY into the coupon code you can purchase the pattern for just $6 until Christmas Eve!
Today Mr E is meeting some new riding buddies in Townsville. They will be riding north to Paluma, before stopping for lunch and the return ride home - a much longer ride for Mr E who has to come back to Charters Towers.
Last weekend he participated with 500 other motorbike riders in the MRA's Townsville Toy Run. Mountains of toys were donated along the ride for the Salvation Army to distribute over Christmas. It was 40C (104F), hot and very humid, so hats off to all those wonderful riders who went along to give their time and support to help children who are less fortunate this Christmas.
While he is away, I am working on a tablecloth for my eldest daughter Kezzie. It's bright and beautiful, with a lovely prayer along the sides. If only I could sew faster!! Don't you wish for an extra 10 fingers some days, too? ;-)