Monday, December 19, 2011

New Bag, Quaker Diamonds and a Week before Christmas!

A week today and Christmas is over! Where has time gone?

The tree is up, most gifts are wrapped and under the tree and we are just waiting for the big day! Some of us are a bit impatient! Skyler (the dog) can smell a new play ball on a rope and a new Mr. Squirrel and a bag of treats under the tree (DON'T TELL HER!!!) and has parked herself near her gifts so no one else gets them first!

Went for a walk the other day when it was a bit cloudy. A hazy sun came out once in a while, but it was a cold refreshing day and nevertheless, a good day to get out. This is a pond that is on the trails a few kms from the house.

And don't tell Mum but I made her a bag for shopping. She loves birds and I found a lovely fabric in the shop quite a long time ago and then found some upholstery fabric to go with it. I put sides on the bag but laid flat it is approx. 13 inches by 13 inches. Mum uses a walker so I made small handles that she can put onto the walker. I have only made a bag or two in my lifetime and I confess that I have not used my sewing machine too much in the last 15 or 20 years and I am wayyy out of practice so no close ups!! LOL

This is the inside of the bag. I tried to make it bright as there is nothing worse than trying to find something at the bottom of a dark purse or bag. You might be able to make out the little pocket on the inside. The fabric runs in a different direction from the rest of the inside.

And what am I stitching these days? Well, I am trying to get some UFO's finished up. And I won't tell you how many there are but to say there are lots would be a major understatement! I joined a SAL in Facebook's "Sampler World" so need to get my butt in gear and finish up some old projects! This is Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manor. I am trying to finish up the little motifs in the sampler and have one more somewhat larger one to stitch in that vacant spot on the left. It is being stitched on Picture This Plus Cashel 28 Count Mello with Valdani threads. And yes, I am definitely NOT destined to be an award winning blogger as I couldn't even find the time to take the sampler off the stitching bars and iron it! LOL In the time it would take me to do that, I could do a whole lot more stitching!

As I gaze to the left out my window at the glorious sunny but cold day (-4C with a windchill of -10C) I am thinking what I really need right now is a walk in the great outdoors!
My wish to everyone:

The light of the Christmas star to you,
The warmth of home and hearth to you,
The cheer and good will of friends to you,
The hope of a childlike heart to you,
The joy of a thousand angels to you,
The love of the Son and God’s peace to you.

Wishing you and your families a Merry Christmas filled with love, joy and happiness and Blessings in the New Year!

Talk to you again soon.....

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