Oh my! It is such a dreary wet and cold day today. It feels like winter has arrived early and I certainly hope it vanishes soon. It doesn't help when the ducted heating fails to work properly! Fortunately, I had a bit of sunshine arrive early this afternoon in the form of a surprise parcel. I was so thrilled to see that it was from a lovely lady, Trish, who was one of my craft forum friends for a few years before the site closed. Once again, a lot of thought went into this pressie.
Isn't it lovely! It has 2 pockets inside which are really handy. Most of you know I get all confuzzled making bags when it comes to the lining. So, I am really grateful when someone makes a bag for me. Back in my 20's ,before children, I used to collect Swarovski crystal animals. I haven't bought one for decades and was so delighted when my parents gave me this cute little owl. The photo doesn't do it justice, but trust me, he is sparkly cute.
Speaking of gifts, I can now show you what I made for Barb's birthday which was on the day before mine. They are a bit blurry but you will get the idea. Wish I knew how this blurriness keeps happening. I must be doing something wrong.. The first one is Michelle Ridgeways's free design. The second one from Red Brolly.
So, what have I been stitching lately? Jenny's 4th block .
And reverse sewing all of these !!!!! Why? Because I have run out of the fabric used as the background and surrounding all these rosettes.
The good news is that a girlfriend came to my rescue after digging deep into her fabric stash. She has given me a couple of meters of the perfect fabric substitute which is very close to the hue , a bigger print, but quite perfect really. So, I have been basting more hexies to resew around all the rosettes ready for the BIG border.
May sunshine fill your days.