Hello one and all, please excuse my absence for the last few weeks. I have no excuse whatsoever except that life kind of got in the way, life and stitching.
Over the last couple of weeks we here at By Hoki Quilts have had number one grand-daughter, Miss Hannah, here to stay and tonight little Miss Faith has come to keep us company. This time she’s not so much into her stitching as she is the toy garage and cars that DH bought for her. Actually I’m not sure whether they are really for her or for him as he seems to have a great time ‘playing’ cars with our precious 3 year old.
Stitching hasn’t entirely taken a back seat, I’ve been working on my SSCS and of course because it’s a secret I can’t show you it, then there are the PIF projects that are underway – but they too are secrets – funny isn’t it that at this time of the year everything is a secret, how on earth am I suppose to add to my OPAM tally without giving a few games away?
One little exchange I can share is the xstitch Christmas ornament exchange done through TTE2. My one should have made it to the other side of the world by now so I’m sure I’m not giving anything away. My partner is mad keen on cats so that sent me searching through the old Christmas magazines for just the right image and came up with this little beauty . Here on the right is a close up of the little baubles that I used to decorate the tree. I do hope my partner likes it.
Next I chose to make a bag for the trip in March to Tasmania. The colours I used are not really ‘me’, but I had recently made a quilt flimsy and although I liked the stitchery in the quilt the surrounding fabric colours just didn’t ‘do it’ for me, so I unpicked it and used some for my new bag – aptly named ‘the Tassie Bag’. I wanted the bag to be a fun but functional bag so enclosed plenty of pockets and added just a little fun button to remind me to keep smiling. However I’m sure that once under the wings of the girls over there I wont need a reminder at all.
Well, I guess that is about all for the moment I don’t want to bore you all silly and will save other bits and bobs for my next post.
take care, hugs