Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Christmas Stocking Swap

The Online Stitching Group that I'm a member of had a Christmas in July Stocking Swap.
I received this gorgeous Stocking from Vicki.

Inside the stocking was these other beautiful goodies.
I received 2 Christmas patterns One is for stockings and the other is for a Christmas Tree. I am looking forwaed to making both of them.

I also received a heart Christmas Tree decoration, a pen, fabric and a Christmas mat.

Thank you so much Vicki for my gorgeous Stocking and great pressies.

This is the stocking and goodies that I made for Fiona.

This is the stocking that I made.

The 4 Christmas coasters that I made.

The Christmas fabric that I bought for Fiona.

Thank you so much Maree for organising this Swap, it was a really great swap and also for organsing our Online Stitching Group.

Monday, August 15, 2011

I've been hibernating

I've been hibernating over the past couple of months.
Well, actually I haven't but I wish I had been.

I've been busy working, doing courses for work and I've also embarked on a Diploma of Management through TAFE. I'm wondering why I agreed to do it as there is a lot of work involved with assignments and projects to be completed and we only have until the end of the year to complete it. It is really hard studying when you haven't studied for over 25 years. My work has organised the diploma through TAFE and about 20 staff have enrolled. That is the only good thing about the course as we have classes together each month and are able to help each other with the assignments. We all can't wait until it is all over and are already organising the party to celebrate.

I'm also trying to plan our wedding in Scotland next year.

This all means that I have had very little time to sew, stitch, read, blog or just enjoy life.

This is what I sent Melody for the Winter swap in The Once A Season Swap organised by Cheryll.

I made Melody a casserole mat and a pot holder and bought her some other small goodies.

This is what Maria sent me.
She made me a gorgeous casserole holder and 2 large pot holders. They are great and I can't wait to use them.

I now have to think about what I'm going to make for ?? for the Spring swap.