Pins and Whiskers has reminded us that it is time to show our Christmas make for November and it's the last official month before the big event! This month I made a gift rather than my usual decoration: a newborn sock hat and Saartje's booties, both free patterns from Ravelry here and here. My niece's baby is due on Christmas day and these will be extra gifts to go with the cot quilt I made. Thanks Narelle as always for being our Chief Elf and encouraging us along each month!
Sunday was a lovely day, I was able to take ladies from my church to visit Julie at Threadbear Cottage. We had such a nice afternoon: sitting under trees, drinking cups of tea from old china and enjoying yummy nibbles. We also got in some shopping from her gorgeous little shop, the bottom photo is what I found to buy, some things for me and some for a friend. Julie was so kind and gave me a gift - a lolipop of fabric, gardeners soap and Christmas decorations. I love them all and will enjoy using them. We had a stop on the way home at a nearby lavender farm, the scents and sights were beautiful. Wendy xx
Monday, 25 November 2013
Friday, 22 November 2013
|Day to night drape top and whole wheat cardigan|
|Peggy sue cardigan and truffle dress|
Sunday, 17 November 2013
Aren't the first two blocks in this post gorgeous? They are my gift from Michelle for our Let's Celebrate swap. I can see them as cushions and I think they would look perfect on my bed. Thanks Michelle, I love them! In return I made her the sewing machine block which is a free pattern here.
After speaking of unfinished things last post, I am happy to say I have ticked a few things off. The first being the cot quilt for my niece's baby which is due on Christmas day! It feels good to have finished this one. I am really happy with the backing fabric I found, it is a soft flannel and yesterday I hand-washed the quilt so it feels soft and cuddly, ready for the new arrival. I have finished a few clothes recently but am less comfortable in front of the camera than behind it. I will try to get some photos soon though, Wendy xx
Sunday, 3 November 2013
The weather is starting to change, summer is on it's way and the garden is colouring up. In just a week the bottle brush has burst into flower and my roses have budded. The birds and bees are enjoying it as much as me.
Last night we attended our annual church bonfire and dessert evening. Guy Fawkes is a good excuse for enjoying fireworks and fun although it seems a strange thing to commemorate! Wendy xx