However after nearly three weeks I must write something or you might think that I don't care!!
Since the last blog, I have had the reveal on our November Mini Mania, which was an appliqued item with a creature and a plant.
I love this picture which I have used before and added the Christmas Rose and holly. I have always called the technique backside applique because though the fabric is layered up on the right side the picture is on the back. I have used it many times and very intricate pictures can be sewn. We have two months for the next Mini Mania to be completed; 'House and Home' - a minimum of 5 buildings in a street.
Last weekend was spent with my eldest son in Kent. His brother and family joined us as we are not meeting for Christmas this year (both at their in-laws), presents were exchanged and I had a splendid but busy time. After attending the local school Christmas Fayre, where my son won the 'Barrow of Booze' we all went to a Roller Disco on Saturday night. I did not skate but my grandchildren loved it -
|Grandson's first time and looking good|
and this was the destination -
|The rubber tyre swing over the stream|
Back home there was a 'bring and share' picnic at our Higham Piecemakers sewing group and we received our Christmas Challenge which is always so exciting.
that has to be turned into the Fractured Star block and then made into any item of our choice and all to be completed by early April. I am thinking up my ideas as a write this as I like to be different; so a WIP (Work in Progress).
I am also working on a new piece of embroidery and I am knitting as well, but more about that in a later post.
Today I have been Nordic walking and we were joined by another local group
|Fog was lifting before the end|
|Narrow boating in December!!|