More bits and pieces

Saturday, January 29, 2011
Our grand-daughters have gone home now.  We had a great time together and it was delightful to teach them some of the skills that their mother said "have skipped a generation"!  Jasmine took a photo of some knitting which she finished and turned into a bag.  Gorgeous, isn't it?



Stephanie made a skirt for herself:


We took the girls to a theme park during the week and watched while they went on some terrifying-looking rides.  DH and I braved the Ferris Wheel and mini-Golf!!!  It's such a blessing to us to be able to spend some time with our grandchildren.

Seeing there hasn't been much sewing going on, I will show you some more Christmas presents that I made, so that at least there are some photos to look at!

A couple of clutch bags:



A drawer sachet.  These are great for keeping hosiery, lingerie, or handkerchiefs together:


Thanks for all the sweet comments that have kept coming this week regarding the free Consider the Lilies BOM pattern.  I haven't had a chance to reply individually, but be assured I appreciate the way you take time out to encourage me.  Your comments and e-mails certainly lift my spirits.

Penny has already finished Pattern 1.  The colours are gorgeous:


My diary is relatively clear for the next couple of weeks, so I'm hoping to get some stitching done.  There are lots of projects going around in my head at the moment!  I just need to make my mind focus on just one thing at a time.  I really don't cope with having lots of things half finished - I am a finisher!

Are you a starter or a finisher? or both?

Happy stitching!

Val