I hope that all of you bloggers and your families out there have a lovely Christmas and that 2010 brings you all that you wish for.
It has been a while since I posted and whilst I haven't managed to be truly creative I have managed to get all my Christmas presents made. These beautiful felt hearts are filled with sweets and were made following a pattern that Linda provided. I had to adapt it to half size as I hadn't got any felt big enough but I still think they look lovely.
In a previous post I was making cones to distribute to all of my shift as we are all working on Christmas day. Jackie was interested in seeing them completed so here is just one of them, filled with chocolates and ready to go. It was a little difficult to photograph as they are all wrapped in cellophane.
I've also received some lovely surprises in the post. Thank you so much to both Ros and Angela
Throughout the year I have been involved in the Popular Patchwork monthly Journal Quilts. I still have one to go but we are now in the 2010 challenge which is called Square Dance and involves making 10" square mini quilts. The first technique was right up my street as it was printing images onto fabric and I got carried away and made 4!! See my obsession with Red Kites surfacing here?
The Popular Patchwork postcard swap has also been in full swing.
Fireworks from Jan
Toys from Jan
Fireworks from me to Irene
Toys from me to Sue
And finally on the PP front, one of the Forum members is currently having treatment for breast cancer so a group of us made blocks all involving flowers and in her favourite colours. The pattern for this block is from a series called Shabby Roses from Jenny.
After trying to clear the drive yesterday, and having it fill up with snow again ten minutes after I came back in I decided that it was time to make a slip cover for this year's diary (yes I do mean 2009!)
... at least that got me going with the free motion quilting again - nice way to practise and to use up some of the fabric strips that were left over after piecing the kaleidoscope quilt.
I don't normally make New Year resolutions but this year I am going to make an exception and try to do a weekly blog post. I have enjoyed reading everyone else's so much over the past year even if I haven't always commented.
I hope that you all have a truly wonderful Christmas whether you are sewing, chilling out, enjoying being with family or even working. See you in 2010