A present all ready for the new baby! Check out the handmade card (made by Daughter No.1) and the recycled wrap. What do you think of the fabric strip for the ribbon? I like it! No expense here.
Last evening I attended a Tupperware Party. I do love the products they have, I even have a few of them. I just needed a replacement drink bottle for No. 3. Has anybody seen her old one? They are expensive so I would dearly love to find it.
So the demonstrator ran through the new products she had with her, and my goodness there were some beauties!! Really, I could have found a good use for a number of them. But I ticked the drink bottle box and that was it. Yep, I did it, I resisted temptation. And do you know what? It was such a relief not to have to decide what to buy because I wasn't allowed any of it. There was no pressure on me at all. It was such a great feeling. I'm so bad at making decisions anyway.
Glad to see some others popping in to say 'hi' from the challenge. I must pop over to your places soon too. It's a bit difficult in the holidays to find time for everything. I'll get there eventually. I might even set up a new blog list just for you - that would be special, wouldn't it? I've had to cull few off the current list as I just couldn't keep up with all the daily listings.
Anyway this morning I had my friend over with her children and the new baby. He's so little and compact! But I have to say, as lovely as babies are, I'm so glad to be passed this stage. Yep, I'm quite through with tiny people.
I made pikelets with the help of No's 1 and 2. They are such fun to make! We quite enjoy a bit of jammy mess for morning tea. Especially good with company too.
Here is the cheaty quilt I've been working on. Thanks for the name Liz! I felt a bit naughty buying a panel to make a quilt, but then thought of the positive side of things. It would be ready super quick, be fun to quilt, see the finished look, have co-ordinating fabric for the backing and binding, and not cost a fortune.
The baby is only a couple of weeks old and he has it already. Great little project. Good for more quilting and stippling practice too. Which reminds me, people keep asking me about this stippling thing. The pattern it creates is me guiding the fabric around. My machine sews in all directions so all I have to do is hold the fabric and guide it in swirly motions. The idea is not to cross over the stitching lines of other swirls. A bit tricky sometimes and the odd fault occurs. Ahem! Not to worry, who's going to analyse all of it anyway? It is good fun to trace your finger along the lines, as they never run out.
Now the problem I'm going to have at this time of year, being near Christmas, is to show you what I'm working on but not give away the little secrets items. Bit tricky really. Here is a little peak at one project. Aren't the colours lovely? Yes that's the baby quilt leftovers. More savings here!!
I'm thinking that I will start answering questions you have for me in the comments section. I keep forgetting to talk about them otherwise and some of you don't have a blog either to get back to you. It's also great for anonymous commenter's as well. I feel bad when you ask me a question and it looks like I'm ignoring you. Really don't want that to happen. So if you ask me something, check back a little later and see if I've answered it.
It appears someone else is in the Christmas spirit as well. Little No. 4 planted a Christmas tree in her Weet-Bix this morning. Well I guess she felt she should do something with it as she obviously wasn't planning on eating it, yet again!
Now you're going to like this. My big girls announced this morning that they are going to make Christmas presents for everyone in their family this year too. It's catchy this challenge! Good on them I say. I personally can't wait to get stuck into their gifts. I have to do a little second-hand shopping first for one project I have in mind. I think I'll have to start doing some secret squirrel sewing in the evenings too. How exciting!!