We had a lovely weekend with our two boys. These days, with the kids living all over the world, it seems impossible to get all three together at the same time. It feels like a bonus when we can spend time with at least two at a time. We rented a house for the weekend and just all relaxed and talked. I am so glad we managed it before Christmas
November has been good for needlework. I managed to finish a few dresses, as well as make a set for a work colleague of my son. She has a little baby girl and he wanted a little smocked dress. Of course I went overboard and also added some knickers and a bonnet – the first bonnet I have ever made and definitely not the last
The Splendid Sampler QAL is making good progress. I am going to make only 14 more blocks, for 7×7 quilt. Then to crochet a border around the quilt to finish it off nicely. I like the size of it, not too big and not too small. The SS 2 quilt has 100 blocks, I might be tempted to make more blocks for a second quilt next year, in another colour way, or not
I made a ‘twirling’ dress. I have been looking at this pattern for quite a while and just decided to make it. The good thing is that I used leftover bits and pieces to make the dress.
I also embroidered and made the men in my life toiletry bags. So far I have made bags for everyone and decided it is time for something for them
Something else I have been wanting to make since I bought the embroidery machine is a hooded towel. This can now be ticked off too
Marking is going well. Done just under 2000 papers and will be sending the boxes back soon, for the papers to be returned to the students. Results should be available just after Christmas to all the students who completed external examinations
And something for 2019!!!!!! My whole life I wanted to try hardanger embroidery, and it is time. Kathy, a fellow blogger, who does beautiful embroidery, is offering a Hardanger Mystery SAL in 2019. She just posted the supply list and yes, mine is ready! I am looking forward to this SAL sooooooo much and cannot wait!
Since breast surgery I have been finding it difficult to find comfortable bras. My body doesn’t tolerate underwire bras any longer. But I love beautiful undies; comfortable and beautiful. It is time to give it a try and make myself some. Pattern has been bought, I also found another one for a bralette online; fabric and elastic and pretty lace have been purchased as well – it is time to give it a try. If all goes well this will be my January 2019 project 🙂
Christmas is nearly here. We will have a quiet one with our eldest son and the normal roast meal. But I had a really nice surprise – an old high school friend will be visiting her daughter here in NZ and she will be in our town on Christmas day. I have seen her since high school and looking forward to meeting up with her again