One of the great things about Blogger is being able to schedule my blog posts to publish when I am away with Mr E and not at home.
As you read this Mr E and I should be relaxing down on the Marina at Cairns, for a quick overnighter.
Fortunately we have Blossom back watching over Bob-the-dog and Princess Sophie! What would they do without her?
I really wanted to do this post because one of my very talented friends, Allie Hartom, has just released two gorgeous designs!
Like me, Allie wants to share her Christian designs with you for free, giving all glory to God! She is my sister in Christ, my prayer partner of four years, and someone who encourages me to walk closer with my Saviour each and every day. She also wows me with her unique style, and talent for colour placement.
This new redwork stitchery of Allie's is beautiful, and inspired by one of my all-time favourite hymns,
Allie works hard to earn a little from her designs, so as well as her free patterns, she has some that she sells!
I *love* her newest pattern for purchase.
Both of these designs are available HERE in her shop for instant pdf download.
And if you've never visited her blog, drop by HERE and say hi!
Have you begun making Christmas gifts?
Two of my good friends, Vikki and Fee, have some clever and cute ideas you may like to try!
Vikki at Sew Useful Designs has a step by step tutorial HERE on her blog for this sweet vintage-inspired stocking that I *am* going to make...
(Vikki is my guest designer in the October issue of Elefantz Home too!)
...and Fee over at Designs by Fee has a simple idea HERE on her blog for using up those ever increasing fabric selvedge strips and making lavender sachets!
Before I finish this blog post, here's a brilliant tutorial for making Christmas placemats!
I really, really, really, want to make these!
Drop by The Sewing Chick HERE.
I really must love you guys because I didn't want to go away and not give you something to make, people to meet, new blogs to read...
If only I could have popped a choccy or two through the screen for you.
See you Saturday,