So I have been unable to show my bounty from Chookyblues annual swap. Don't worry though I sent a thankyou email on Boxing Day to my partner Deb for my wonderful goodies. Here's what I received
All I can say is - how fantastic !! Such lovely items - gorgeous fabrics and beautifully stitched. I feel very lucky indeed.
Close-up of " Mary " - even down to the little painted shoes.
Was well worth waiting til Christmas Day for... Thanks Deb xxx
And here's what I sent to my partner Tracey
Machine pieced and hand quilted Mini.
Scrappy zipped bag and hand knitted welsh wool hat.
Little felt tree ornament.What a great swap yet again. Many thanks to Chooky - she is taking some well-deserved time off to herself just now and who can blame her - can you imagine how many hours she has put into organising this ?
I was going to end the year by listing my UFO's but that was too much like hard work. For now I am simply saying I will NOT start anything in January and work on some of my many WIP's. I just could not resist joining in with the quilt-a-long on Jeanne's blog. I do not plan on making one a day though as I know I will never keep that up so will probably just stop when I've had enough. I am making mine a bit bigger too - 5 inches. I have re-drafted the block and made plastic templates and have been going through my scraps tracing out the little pieces. I have quite a few ready to go. Was a bit naughty and stitched one up just to test it out. Which was a good thing as I had stitched the door unit and window units together wrongly - silly me. Have re-done this now...
so technically as this block is done the project is now officially not a January start - haha - have I convinced you ?
Have a very Happy New Year folks and look forward to seeing what crafty goodness 2012 brings !!!