Got binding on both of the baby quilts; now it's just a matter of stitching it down. One of them, I'd like to get finished before I go back to work on Wednesday, the other can wait a little longer.
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
And here's the other quilt I need for a January baby - this one is for my work colleague. I've had this top a long time, but I really love it, so I've been saving it for someone who I knew would appreciate the colours and pattern in it. This one I quilted with a simple loop meander.
Friday, December 29, 2017
Thursday, December 28, 2017
A couple of friends are due to have babies in January - one from work and one our neighbours - so I thought I'd better get a couple of tops quilted up. Luckily, I still have a small stash of tops in hand, so I don't have to make something from scratch - given my free time this month, that's probably a good thing. This one is for the neighbours, and I just quilted it with a simple meander. Now to get the binding on!
Monday, December 25, 2017
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
And finally, here are the hearts in the deck. I wondered last week how many different artists I had cards by, and it seems to be about 30. I wasn't too precise in my counting, I confess. That's pretty good variety, and to be fair, even those who I have the most by (5 in one case, 4 in another) have made quite different cards, so it really doesn't matter...
This is one of my favourite pictures - it's so sweet! Some of the Christmas decorations up in London (we went up for our annual Viewing of Christmas Lights and Windows today) were big angels, so it seemed like a nice link...
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Haven't had much time for stitching this week, as we've been out in the evening for lots of evenings. I did make a little progress on the red border outlining where the lettering goes. To the extent that you can now actually make out the word "glory" pretty well. It's getting there. Gotta save something for next year anyway, lol.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
This is one of the little squares where the pattern wasn't included in the original advent calendar pattern - the pattern is Canadian, and I'm not sure crackers are a big thing there. However, they are big here and I decided it would be easy enough to do a pattern myself. I can't remember which other ones I made up the pattern for (perhaps the sled, which we haven't used yet this year), but I think there were a couple. Anyway, the crackers weren't chosen for any particular reason, but just because.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Monday, December 18, 2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
A bit of a dilemma today; usually we put the Christmas tree picture up on the day we decorate the tree and the Gingerbread Man picture up on the day we do Christmas baking. In a move created of desperation and necessity, we did BOTH of those things today (it was a long day). So, which picture to put up? As you can see, the Christmas tree won..
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Friday, December 15, 2017
I've been showing my bird deck; these are the spades. Next week, hearts - and that'll be the end of the deck. I wonder how many different artists I have cards by? Might try to work it out - I'm sure it's not 52, but I bet it's a lot!
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Been working on the border this week - not a huge amount done, but you can begin to see the shapes of the letters in the bottom left corner. There are a lot of half stitches, which takes a while to do. But it's getting there...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
About time for a Father Christmas, doncha think? Alex chose this square this morning, and coincidentally, Father Christmas visited my classroom today, so it was a good choice, as it happens.
Beginning to look a bit fuller now...
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Well, we got a little snow this morning - and I mean just that - a little. Then it got a little warmer and the snow turned to drizzle, and most of the white is gone now. However, being London, this may well be all the snow we get, so it's worth putting up my little snowman. Should we get a big dumping of snow between now and Christmas, there's always a sledge square I could put up!
Saturday, December 09, 2017
Alex and I were up in town today due to his Maths Masterclass and a little Christmas shopping. We didn't go look at all the windows - saving that for our annual trip - but there were decorations everywhere, so the bauble is in honour of that...
Friday, December 08, 2017
Olivia chose this one this morning with the proviso that she could change it if it snowed today - it didn't. I didn't really expect it to, though it's plenty cold out there. The colour is truer in the shot below - and look! we are nearly at the end of the second row, already. Where does the time go?