Here are the final few:
|Hexy 191 - the striped fabric is a dream to work with!|
|Hexy 192 - a final fairy!|
|Hexy 194 - I have ironed it, honest!|
|A spare hexy. One of the hexies that I stitched earlier in the project is appealing against a decision of hexicide...|
|Hexy 195 - the final one!|
I don't yet have a photo of all 195 together as I haven't laid them out. I've prepared all the trapezia (trapeziums?!) and the triangles that will square up the edge but won't have enough room to lay them all out until I take down the Christmas tree. (And, because the tree is in front of the window, I wouldn't have the light to take decent photos even if I did have floor space!) So I'm afraid you'll have to wait for a
I've received some lovely Christmas presents from friends:
|A lovely basket and lots of goodies from Jan, who didn't want me to be left out of the Secret Santa fun!|
|A fabulous travel sewing pouch (and charm packs and chocolate!) from Jude.|
|A charm basket from Nicky...|
|...which was packed with cheerful spotty charm squares (I love spotty fabric!) and chocolate (surviving, just)|
|The most wonderful book from the delightful Salley - she even got it signed for me by the author!!|
|And dozens of gorgeous 2.5" squares from Sarah (yes, they took ages to lay out like that but aren't they pretty?!)|
Thank you, all of you. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and treasure the generosity of our quilting community.
Finally, we weren't the only ones waiting for Father Christmas...
Taken on Christmas morning
|Is that him? Alfie, what do you think? Is it?|
|I think you're right...I hope he knows I'm here and not at home...|
|I'm sure I can hear sleigh bells...he hasn't forgotten me after all!|
|Definitely sleigh bells! Which way does he come in? Front door or back? I need to know!|
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and found some sewing time to salvage your sanity. Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got the binding to stitch down on the back of my Stained QAL quilt (really need to find a name for it!) and then I'm done! I'm hoping to have it finished (and washed, dried and photographed) by the end of the year, which means I need to get a wriggle on! Happy stitching and, if I don't make my deadline, Happy New Year!
P.S. Sorry I haven't managed to reply to all the comments on my last post, I haven't really been on the computer for the past week so I'm way behind! I'll work my way through though, it may just take a few days!
P.P.S. Remember the banana bread I made? Even the birds won't touch it! (And I fear that the plastic box I was keeping it in is doomed...it stinks, even after having bicarb in it for a week!)
P.P.P.S. (Yes, it's getting ridiculous, this is the last one!) This is what I've just seen on my Flickr homepage:
|I think he knew that one...|