That was what my day like - all sorts of bits and pieces. First up off to the boys' school to collect some Christmas decorations and cards that some of the Primary children made for the Aussie Soldiers in Afghanistan. There were so many cute ones but I am not showing you more than one just in case a certain Warrant officer should peek again - I am pretty confident he won't but just in case. This was one of my favourites! A three dimensional Christmas tree.
And the messages written in some of the cards were just gorgeous - so lovely I contemplated including a box of tissues with them if you know what I mean. I scanned six of the best and will share them once they have reached their destination.
Next it was on to visit a friend briefly and then off to the LQS to look for some fabric. first up some horse fabric. One of the female soldiers that we are going to make a quilt for loves horses so of course I need some horse fabric. Another one likes sunsets and oceans but I couldn't find any decent fabric to use so I will keep looking.
And lastly I needed some material to go with this shirred Disney fabric I am going to make into a dress for my niece for Christmas. The pink spot will be great for tie over the shoulder straps and an extension on the bottom.
When I got home there was a parcel waiting for me from Jeni Baker of In Colour Order - yummy vintage sheet fat quarters.
I particularly like the pink one in the middle. I have plans for these after Christmas.
Tonight I had very little time to myself - too much taxi driving to do. I need to work on one of the Christmas quilts I have underway but it would have been too hard to do that in short spurts so instead I started these Christmas decorations. They come from this book which is one of the Art to Heart books that I love!
You can see the angel in the middle here and this is what I am making except that their version is stuffed like a little pillow and requires hand sewing which hurts my hands. So, instead I am making a flat version with wadding and extra thick stiffener like I used to make a gift tag.
The fusing is finished - the stitching is next but that won't be tonight.
Before I go, don't forget to check out my giveaway. Feel free to tell your friends about it too.
Till next time..............happy stitching!