Online Workshop - and something for FREE!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

This is this new project I've been working on this month - "Lilac Love".  I'll be conducting an Online Workshop with it at Patchwork Posse next year. It won't be happening till March, so why am I telling you about it now in the week before Christmas??????

BECAUSE if you register for one of the workshops this week (until Dec 24th) you will get their "Christmas Spirit" Workshop FREE!!!!  That means 12 new patterns that will all be finished and ready for next year's Christmas Season!

My Lilac Love set includes a pinushion:


a scissorkeep, personalised with your own initial:


and a needlecase:


All the workshops are offered at a great price ... but of course I hope you will want to do mine!!!!!!  (it's only $US10). Go here for the details.


I feel as if I am ready for Christmas!!!  The grandchildren decorated the tree earlier this month, all the presents are wrapped, I've worked out where everyone is going to sleep, visited the Op Shop for some extra crockery and sheets, made the Christmas pudding, written up the "House Rules" !!! and now I'm just waiting for the first lot of the family to arrive from Japan in two days' time.  Two more families arrive on Wednesday, then there'll be more coming on Friday and then Christmas Day - till all 25 of us are together!!!

My dream to have the new free Block of the Month quilt ready for hand-quilting while all of our family are here took a bit of a "downer" this week.  I fell asleep with it in my hand almost every night this week!!! ... like at 8 pm!  That's pretty much unheard of for me as I'm usually good till 10.30 pm.  Maybe it's got something to do with the fact that I am usually up between 4 am and 5 in summer, and burning the candle at both ends caught up with me last week.  It could NOT be that I am getting old!!!

What I have finished is looking pretty I think.  Some teaser pics for now:






Now for a reminder!  The Consider the Lilies quilt patterns are still available for free download over on my website. 


They will be taken down on the 31st December in readiness for the 2012 pattern.  So if you haven't downloaded them yet, you have just a few days left to obtain this pattern for FREE.  I'm happy for you to tell your friends about it too.

Have a great week and don't get stressed about Christmas!
Val