Friday, 31 December 2010


Well a combination of being really busy and having a bad sciatica flare-up meant my poor old blog has been neglected. We had a fantastic Christmas and enjoyed every minute of it. Lots of food, gifts and fun all round. Who can ask for more ?

Without further ado here is the Christmas part of my SSCS parcel organised admirably once again by Chookyblue.

My partner was Kate and just look at those 3 cute santas. They will be hauled out year after year I know. Had to keep them away from one of my cats as he took quite a shine to them - lol !

The main gift was these 2 beautiful items - a block of the month holder and a needlecase.

Here's the insides. Lovely, lovely fabrics - very well made and practical too. I plan to start a little stitching very soon so these will be set up ready to go.

Thanks so much Kate - I really love them. I am also very proud of myself for lasting out til Christmas Day to open them ( second year running - lol ).
And here's what I sent to my partner in Brazil. Denyse got these as well as some little extras of fabric, thread and a diary. Hope she likes them. Had a little fun with the instructions at one point but all came right in the end. Took a long time to make as those flowers are hand-appliqued which you may know is not my forte.
The back is the same as the front.

Over the next few days I will try and cobble up a couple of posts together as to what I was up to before Christmas. Sewing was done including some very last minute stuff - I will never change.
Wishing you all a very Happy and Peaceful New Year and thanks so much for coming back to read my blog even though posting has been sporadic of late.
Take care xxx