Monday, December 24, 2012

It's almost Christmas!

Tomorrow the white-bearded gentleman will race around the world delivering gifts to the good boys and girls; Mum's will stuff the turkey, sometimes with the help of Dad; children will rise early and wrapping paper will carpet the floor.
Somewhere in the midst of all this activity we will remember the reason for the season, and everywhere voices will ring out with Merry Christmas.
I wish all my friends a very Happy Christmas, and peace and Happiness for the coming year.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Almost Santa Time

The festive season is fast approaching and I have been busily [a little like Santa's elves] stitching and knitting gifts for family as this year I have almost abandoned the Christmas shopping blitz that leaves the nerves frayed and the purse empty. 
A few dishcloths knitted with bamboo cotton yarn ... I am still using two that I made this time last year, they last forever!  And wash like a dishcloth!
A piece of fabric offered up in a Forum giveaway recently atracted my attention ... Mmmm, golfing tees.  I had in mind a quilt for an 'almost' family member, and found to my delight there was sufficient to construct a cushion to go with the quilt.  Perhaps it will grace an armchair in the cooler days of winter?
And another cushion; yes, I think it could truly be said I like making cushions.  However they can be a useful gift!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

In Two's

I have had Internet connection problems, which did have an upside [apart from frustrations] of giving me more time to make things.  Oh yes, the Internet is a distraction from creative activity.
The Calico Angels are bliss to construct, and another two to the Angel Family caused no problems.  The best part of making these Calico Angels is the fact that imagination can play a part ... what to make the 'halo' from?  What should the angel carry and how should the wings look?  All these questions come into play to give each angel a distinctive look.
While turning pages of the ever growing library of magazines [can one justify owning over a hundred?  Not that I am game to count them as I fear the total is well over 100] I came across a pattern for rather cute pincushions.  Once again the colours and embellishments chosen can add to the varied outcome.  I chose the same fabric and named the pincushion twins, Violet and Viola. 
Don't you just love their prissy mouths?