Time does slip away doesn’t it??? Between my brother and his partner visiting and staying the week, and my sister in law and nephew too, I’d forgotten to tell you all about the gifts I received from Illene in Fee’s Advent Swap!!! Honestly, my mind is just like a sieve lately….does anyone else have that problem??????
Well, here are my lovely gifts…..
….some handmade Christmas cards ready for next year (don’t know if I can give them away though!!!),
a handmade crocheted doily……(just love it Illene!),
….something I never have enough of…. handcream! In fact, I used some this afternoon whilst machine quilting….great to put on before the cotton gloves,
…the most beautiful Christmas angel, cross-stitched with multitudes of red and green beads…….just gorgeous,
…and a colour wheel….something that’s been on my shopping list for a long time but one of those things you always tell yourself you’ll get “next time”!
They are all so precious and I’m so thankful to have had Illene as my partner
this year last year!!! Illene is such a lovely lady….she even sent me a very special give that I will treasure forever….
…and I was so excited, I didn’t even iron it before I took a photo of it!!! This is a pattern, designed by Fee for Illene, called Lorraine’s Flowers. It is just so special…there are not words to describe…..but THANK YOU Illene and Fee!!!
Now, life is starting to get back to normal and hopefully that means the ol’ brainbox will sort itself out too!!!
I’ve been writing myself some lists of what I want to achieve….things like, blog more regularly, de-clutter everything around the house (not asking for much am I???) and finish at least one UFO a month. Seeing as Dawn and I had goals of finishing heaps of our outstanding ufo’s last year and neither of us really did do very well, we decided we’d keep going with our challenge this year. If you’re in the same boat, you can see what some bloggers managed to achieve here and then come join us for a year full of finishes!!!
We’ve decided that 2012 is going to be the year we will….
DELVE, NOT SHELVE!!!
yeah, I know, a little corny, but they’re the only words I could come up with that rhymed with 2012…..!
And with that thought in mind, I’m working on finishing a project I started in 2o10. I’m at the machine quilting stage so I can give you a little peek at where I’m up to…
Which reminds me….I must get back to it. My list tells me I want to have this UFO finished by the weekend!!!! I love New Year’s Resolutions (for a while anyway!).
xo Wendy :O)