Love these "bring a plate" meals. Food always tastes great when someone else cooks it! And my lovely friends sure looked after me. Joyce brought a gluten free slice for me to enjoy for morning tea, and Fiona made a special little dessert, which was the same as everyone else's but gluten free. Special friends indeed. I could hardly waddle after that lunch.
Jan and I are making a joint quilt for Samaritans, so Friday was a great day to start it. The request was for pink and green. You start with 6 x 3.5" squares, so I had to cut 258 of those. Phew!
This is my little "take with me" machine, and the pile of squares I was working with.
This is part of what we achieved. The 3.5" squares sewn into sixes. The next step is to sew a strip down one side. We even had Fiona and Cheryl stepping in to piece a few of these. Thanks ladies.
My daughter & her hubby have decided to crisis foster new borns - this is to bridge the gap between birth and permanent foster care. They will be getting their first baby, a little one week old boy, hopefully on Monday. So yesterday after doing some chores, I made a little squishy doll for my new little foster grandie. I found the tutorial here at the Stumbles & Stitches blog.
So cute, and so easy to make that I will be making that again and again I should think for all the babies who come into my life. Thank you Jenny.
In the afternoon, Miss 8 came over for some special time. She asked that we make Christmas Decorations. As it happened I had found a great tutorial on Jenny of Stumbles & Stitches blog.
I changed it a little - intending to use sequins and beads to decorate the little ornament, I couldn't find the sequins, so we just beaded them...
And the results??? Miss 8's
And guess what? You are dead right. I found the sequins after I had finished mine. LOL.
All done, we had afternoon tea and started a jig saw. So you know what I have been doing since, don't you?
Til next time.....Keep on stitching.