Did I mention I got a new car???? LOL.
Here she is:
This photo was taken just after her first bath......my almost 15-year old couldn't believe me having to wash her, after I only just picked her up on Thursday afternoon!!!!!.....Kids!!!! It'll be a different story when he has his licence, I'll bet!!!!!! I feel a little special driving around in her......maybe because she's so shiny and new.....wonder if it will be a different story when the payments start coming out!!????
And, what always happens after you wash your car????? You got it.......look what arrived shortly afterwards.......
Lucky there were only a few drops out of those big grey suckers (although we DO need a nice drop of l'eau!!) and NOOOOO...I didn't rush out and wipe it down afterwards!!!!!! hehehe
So nice to have finished report cards (sounding like a broken record a bit, aren't I??) and I think I was missing my sewing, because I sure was cranky at the end of last week!!!! But, put needle and thread in my hand and a sewing machine within arm's reach, and I calmed down promptly!!!
And YES, I have finally finished the BATMAN QUILT.....Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! Although I absolutely loved doing it....(it was an original design from start to finish....sort of a make-it-up-as-you-go-along one).....it did seem to take forever and seeing it was for a birthday gift on the tenth of November, I felt bad that it wasn't quite ready on time!!!! I think that made it seem like it took so much longer!
Front of quilt (depending on the new owner!!)
I decided to quilt Batman insignias in the yellow blocks in the main border and stitched in the ditch around the centre blocks.
It was so relaxing on the weekend, stitching the binding on in front of mindless tv!!!! Aaaaaahhhh....nice! All that's left now is the handover!!!!! I'm sure my teaching partner will be glad to finally get his gift (without me taking it back again!!!!)
We had our quilter's guild Christmas party on Saturday, and our swap was a Summertime Table runner. Now you know I've been rather preoccupied lately, so Friday night I sat stitching till 2am and then up again in the wee hours to complete the binding and label. Lucky I had a top pre-made that I could utilise for the task!!!!
My idea of summertime is lovely, clear, blue skies, beautiful flowers and lovely, rich sunsets (hence the orangy-red binding, which just happened to match the flowers perfectly!) I hoped my lucky recipient would be happy with their lot, and she was!!! The lucky lady said she loved any colour.....as long as it was blue!!!!!.....aaaaah, fate at its finest!!!!!
I received a lovely watermelon based runner made by my blogless friend Maureen....she apologised prolifically for it, but I think it's wonderful!!!!
Funny you know, my original plan was to make a watermelon based runner, as there's nothing that represents summer more than slurping watermelons and spitting watermelon seeds as far as you can!!!!!, but I just ran out of time (dang!) so....must've been a perfect match!!!! (I wonder if anyone has ever grown a watermelon in their belly from eating the seeds???? ) lol
And this morning was spent finishing my Christmas Ornie Swap organised by Robyn and Clare for my swap partner Jeanette. I received her ornament on Friday and absolutely love it, love it, love it!!! It's going up on the tree as soon as ...well, ..... it gets put up!!!! (cringe!! and there is only 26 days till Christmas!!!)
She made a lovely handmade/stitched card too.....a very versatile, talented young lady is Jeanette!!!! thank you my lovely new bloggy friend...I'll treasure them always!!!
I can't show you what I made for her yet as it's going in the post tomorrow, but as Jeanette's a Brissie girl, she should have it by the end of the week, after which, I'll let you have a look!!!!
I also received my very quick fabric swap organised by the lovely Jenny from my swap partner, Margaret on Friday too! She was worried that it would take a month of Sundays to get here as it was coming from Spain and it seemed to be travelling via donkey!!!! Well, needless to say, mine took longer to get to Spain than hers did getting to Oz, so I guess my donkey must've been travelling uphill!!!
I just adore the cute little buttons.....did you notice the little 'Santa's Helper Elf ' ???? Thanks Margaret, I love it all!!!
This is what I sent Margaret...some lovely coordinating fabric (I'm not one for names....don't know the brand of them!!! ooops!) with ribbon to match and two little red,clay star buttons.
A big, sugary thank you to all our lovely organisers who help make blogging so much more fun than it already is!!!! Thank you ladies!!!!
Oh my goodness....look at the time....and I've so much more to share!!!!! Well this post's been a really long one, so I guess I'll keep you in suspense until next time...unless you've already navigated away from this page!!! (and my Blogger is playing up, big time....doesn't want to do anything but centre everything....it's not playing the game right!!!!!! Why does it always have a mind of it's own?????)
Sweet, sugary dreams
XX Wendy B :O)