Hello, hello! Wow what an auction! The wall hanging went to a lovely lady named Sarah. How funny is that? And no I didn't buy my own wall hanging! Sarah very kindly donated $265 to her fellow Australians who I'm quite sure will benefit hugely from this.
The auction was a wonderful experience and it was run extremely well by Toni and her helpers. Well done ladies!! And now you are going to be super duper proud of me. This afternoon I sent it off to it's new home. I know, how amazing is that?? I'm getting there, I'm getting so organised.
Now I can safely show you what was in the present from Sunday's post. A dolls quilt and matching pillow. The recipient was rather more interested in unwrapping her gifts than what was in them, well you know, four is a bit like that! But her mother was thrilled with it and assured me that her daughter will love playing with it.
I stippled the quilt and it has that nice and bubbly feeling. I do love stippling. Our girls do too so I mostly quilt this way. I must do some straight lines soon.
And I finally got the New Beginnings sewing kits finished. The needle books are my favourites. I cut up an old doily, now please don't be cross with me, it wasn't a very useful one as it was a cross shape. And I haven't wasted any of it. And biggest excuse of all, it is going to some lovely ladies who I'm sure won't mind a bit.
Here is the inside of the book. I have included a packet of embroidery needles in each kit.
And those jolly scissors cases were made in the car on the way to the party and back. Yes the party was quite a wee way away! I actually thought they weren't to bad to make in the end. Of course a yoyo always makes things look a little smarter don't you think? And I do like the little scissors in them. Very sharp indeed.
And here is the full monty. You can have it this way with everything on the outside... (which seems a bit dilly)
or this way so you can access things easier. I could probably do with one myself. Perhaps that's what I could keep myself busy with tonight.
And another big shock for you all. I sent them off today as well!! Woo hoo! I've got plenty to tick off today. I'm not sure what's come over me.
Time to start something new now. Maybe I'll have a bit of a play with some new wall hanging ideas? It feels good to have these projects finished with completely. I hope they make a few ladies a bit happier to know that we are thinking of them 'over the ditch' and sending our love.