I don't seem to have much to show for today but I did get a lot done. First up I managed to layer and pin my brown disappearing nine patch quilt. I am hoping to quilt it on Thursday. It has to be completed by the 20th. Quilt it Thursday, bind it Friday - that's the plan!
I also managed to complete the rest of the ornaments that I showed you yesterday.
Next it was off for a haircut and then I dropped in on a fellow Gumnut, Irene, to deliver a cute Christmas train set for her to show her grandbabies. This was a lucky spur of the moment purchase when we lived in the States when ,y boys were little and they loved it. They still like it but these days I lend it to Grandmothers (that I trust to keep it safely) each year so they can enjoy with their grandbabies. I actually have a video of it working but I don't know how to upload it into my blog! As the train goes around it flips the track and turns the turnstiles etc. Very cute!
I also took along these none patches made by a lovely lady called Jennifer ( non blogger) to go in a quilt for one of our Aussie girls in Afghanistan.
We decided that we need to make 9 more 9 patches to have enough to put on point with plain squares to make a quilt. Irene generously volunteered to make the extra 9 blocks.
Then it was up to the quilt shop to buy some fabric to bind both of the quilts I need to bind on Friday and then home to sew.
This is what I was working on for most of the rest of the day - bookmarks for three special people. I still need to finish the applique and then add the backing.
And two more ornaments, also gifts! I love making these things - don't know why I don't do it more often!
Santa still needs some finishing!
I hope you have all been checking out all the wonderful blogs having giveaways in association with the Quilters Gallery Blog Hop Party - there are about 250 blogs registered here and there are lots of really generous giveaways! You really should check them out. I have been trying to check out as many as I could that's for sure! Don't forget to check out my giveaway too.
And before I go - a very big G'day to all my new followers. Great to have you. Hope you will come back regularly as I love sharing what I am doing with all of you and getting your feedback. I think I will have to have another giveaway after Christmas to celebrate!
Till next time...............happy stitching!