One thing I have done is to sort out my scraps (an aim declared in my winter stitching list). Before I started they looked like this...
|All sorted by colour but then thrown into freezer bags - they were crumpled and sad!|
|Don't they look smart in their new boxes and don't you just love IKEA?!|
So there's one thing ticked off my list - several more to go!
Another thing I've done is to finish the tree triplets for my mam. I even managed to cobble together a container for them out of a box and packaging from a radio - I've made it so they can be stored without getting squashed. No photos of the marvellous container, I'm afraid, I was too focused on getting them wrapped and under the tree!
Edited to add: the instructions and templates to make the trees can be found here.
I've also been prepping some more hexies so that I have some sewing to do over Christmas - I'm still working on the teeny tiny paper piecing project but I find it quite tiring so I thought I'd get some hand piecing ready, just in case I'm up to it...
|Sorry for the awful photo - aren't dark afternoons marvellous?!|
I'm replacing the green on my 'tumbling blocks star' with white to see if I like it any better - I was going to scrap these three hexies and start again but I'm hoping the addition of white will make them look better. You can see what the blocks look like here. It looks fine by itself but when it's with the other hexies it just stands out like a sore thumb...
According to the hexy calculator I've got 23% of my hexies done (I'm not including the half hexies I'll need to square the edge) and these five new ones will take it to 26%. I was hoping to get some more ready but these seemed to take hours and I ran out of time (and energy!)...
I also joined Pinterest and I think it's going to be very addictive! You can find me here if you're interested...I'm just finding my way at the moment so any tips will be gratefully received! I read a post by Adrianne at Little Bluebell today - did you know that even if you're not on Pinterest you can what (if anything!) has been pinned from your blog? I tried it in the certain knowledge that there wouldn't be anything but to my surprise found four pins! How thrilling! To try it go to Adrianne's blog post about it, type the link into your browser and adapt it for your blog.
Yesterday I got a surprise present in the post from a certain someone...I was tempted to open it but once I learnt there was something in it for Archie (who doesn't normally get Christmas presents) I decided to save it for a few days! Thank you, Judith, Archie is very excited to have a present under the tree and he's already given it a good sniff!
|Love the card!|
|Archie is getting the brown one!|
Speaking of Archie, it was time for his Christmas bath on Monday - to say he wasn't thrilled is an understatement!
|Ears back and flat to his head - his scared posture.|
|I don't really need a bath - I had one four months ago! We'll just go back inside and forget all about it shall we?|
One of the drawbacks of using warm water is that I had to keep going back to refill the bucket!
|Let me in!|
|Do you mind, I'm in the middle of my post bath lick! Some privacy would be nice...|
|I love those freckly pink pads!|
And one last photo before I go - thanks to a bit of pot luck charm pack shuffling with Fiona I'm now the proud owner of three charm packs of Terrain.
|Aren't they nice?!|
I'm not sure what I'm going to make with them yet. I know it will be a quilt and I'm contemplating making an ArchieBobSquarePants quilt (I've been wanting to make that block for a while and just haven't got round to it!)...any other suggestions are welcome. Lucy has recently made a wonderful Terrain lattice quilt - please go over and see how marvellous it looks! Maybe I should make one of those instead. Or maybe a larger version of Wonky? It's not like I'll be starting it for a few months so I've got a while to ponder!
All that's left is to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year - I hope we all have a fabulous (and healthy!) 2012. I'm not sure how much I'm going to be online in the next week or so so please forgive me if you don't hear from me for a while - I'll catch up with you all soon!
Oh, I almost forgot about my random fact!
Random Fact Two - I didn't know I had curly hair until about 18 months ago. For years I've battled with my hair, trying to straighten the kinks and waves and stop it going fluffy and it never occurred to me that it was curly rather than awkward and difficult! Now I have curly hair and I love it - it's so much easier to look after and once I've done it on a morning I don't need to touch it again! And I don't need several different products plus a hair dryer and straighteners, just some mousse, a diffuser (I know, how 80s does that sound?!) and a little spray of water and, hey presto!, curls!