Saturday, October 17, 2009

What have I been doing over the weekend

A free weekend....... my DH left on Friday on the annual "Camp Quality Bash" and by all reports so far they are having a great time. My Grand daughter is at her Dad's and DH is working so I have been here all alone and doing as much sewing as my heart desires or as much as my hands can cope with.

I started with making some Christmas Penny Pockets with thanks to for a great tutorial. I thought they would be quite difficult but the instructions were very clear I then made these very cute yo-yo Chrissy decorations courtesy of I really had great fun making these and am now ready for the Christmas decoration swap with Daisy Quilts but will decide which I will send when my partner in the swap is allocated.

Also inbetween stitching I have been hand basting this quilt together for a very dear friend who has unfortunatley broken her fingers on her left hand. This is a mystery quilt that she made at classes at The Seventh Day Adventist Creative Activities where I help out occassionally.

I have also had a great time creating Pumpkins. There is a Halloween shop open in one of our local shopping centres but the pumpkins were very pricey so decided to try my hand at making some. We don't usually do Halloween but Kaitlyn ( GD ) loves to decorate so just a few things around does'nt hurt and she is happy so she will love my little collection of pumpkins

I love this pumpkin especially... again a great tutorial from
She is a very talented designer and offers so many wonderful tutorials

This is actually a pumpkin pin keep so will be useful after Halloween
A great collections of pumpkins for our very small halloween decor.

Lastly for this post. On Friday I sent my "Secret Stitchers Angel Swap" parcel to Monika in Germany. I hope she likes all the goodies inside. Thanks to Helen from Hugs from Helen for organising this swap and to all the designers who created some beautiful items. I enjoyed making my gifts and am looking forward to recieving from my Secret Stitchers Angel.


Arlette said...

Everything is simply beautiful! I'm impressed that you've accomplished so much and I'm especially happy that you enjoyed my tutorials. Take care!

Danielle said...

I love that white pumpkin...xx