Our stitcher's Christmas party was last Sunday. We had a most wonderful day. There was plenty of food, laughter, and of course, our Secret Santa gift exchange.
I made my partner Maree this fabric box. This is the stitchery by Michelle Ridgway that I have been showing progress as I stitched it. The gorgeous needlecase was made by my dear friend Marilyn.
Check out Marilyn's blog to see the stunning Celtic knot design she made for her Secret Santa partner. Wow!! Thank you Marilyn for letting me use your photo.
I traced another of Michelle's stitcheries (a very cute teddy) and tied that with the red candy cane ribbon around some thread to do the stitchery in redwork if she likes. The other gifts were candle and jar, lotion, sweet goats milk soap, notepad, tea bags from USA, and mints in a tin. I will show the gift I received from my partner in my next post.
I have been asking dear Susan for advice as I learn machine blanket stitch. She suggested next time it might be easier if I do the blanket stitching first and then quilt around it, rather than quilting the fabric first as I did here. Thank you Susan for all your help. We have the same sewing machine, so she has been so very helpful with all of my questions.
Dear Girl 8 returned home to me on Monday. This new picture just melts me.....
This is her with the bunny after I showed her my new game of bunny bowling.
But...she has appointed herself the neighbourhood monitor as well...so we are working on some very naughty barking habits. She is frightening young children that walk by on their way to school :(
She likes to lie in the sun for about 5 whole minutes....then she gets hot and wants back in LOL. See that clay pot on the left? It is huge...and those are potato plants in there.
I have a nice friend who comes to mow for me in between so I don't have to pay the lawn guy every time. He mowed on Monday and the yard looks so nice now. xx debbie