"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Friday, December 24, 2010

I'm back online!!

This is the best Xmas present I could have wished for this week - to have the internet back! I'll write more about that particular trauma on my other blog, but for this blog, here is my last minute Xmas gift to my mate Cheryl. She has had a very stressful year, particularly at work, so I figured she'd appreciate the sentiments on this. After I took this photo, I made it up into a small wall hanging with 20 minutes to spare before she arrived here to swap Xmas gifts. She absolutely loved this!! Said she would be hanging it in her office the next day, but would bring it home again - doesn't want it to disappear from her office!

Happy Xmas and see you around sometime

I just posted on my other blog that we have lost internet connection at home, so I'm doing this at a friend's house. Telstra have been massively unco-operative, and I don't know when or if we'll ever get back online, so I just want to wish my blog friends all the best for Xmas and The New Year.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Last minute Fabric postcard

The Postcard Group on Stitchin Fingers didn't have a Christmas swap organised, so I jumped in last week and said we still have time to do one. There are six of us - three Aussies and three overseas, so I've paired each Aussie up with a 'foreigner', and my partner is Sheila in Scotland. Here is my fabric postcard which will be mailed tomorrow (Monday 13th) and hopefully, will arrive before the 25th. If I'd had a few more days, I would have added beads and sequins to liven up the stitching, but I think the Smiley button cheers it up a bit!
Completely unrelated to this post, but not worth creating a new one: I've just posted pics of a new apron on my Aprons blog for anyone who is interested.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Two little Christmas gifts.

Two down, one to go. Now that I've given one of these to Val, I can post a photo. The other one is for a friend who doesn't read blogs, so she won't see this in advance of me giving it to to her. I'm frantically working on the third one, and hope to post a pic next week. If it doesn't get finished in time for Christmas, the recipient will get it for her birthday next year! She doesn't know I'm doing it, so she won't know the difference - that's the best thing about surprise gifts, isn't it!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Fabric postcard received.

Linda in the UK sent me this gorgeous cupcakes postcard. I was supposed to make a cupcakes themed postcard for Sharon, but I had a blonde/senior moment and forgot it was cupcakes, and made mine a teacup theme (see previous post). Luckily for me, Sharon said she liked it anyway, so I didn't have to make a new one!