December 13, 2009

Countdown to Christmas

I've managed to tick a lot of jobs off the list this week in the countdown to Christmas.  The Campervan is packed ready for travelling the 2000 kilometres interstate to spend a couple of weeks with our family.

Priorities have to be right - so one of the first things I organised was what stitching to take with me!!!  Here are my "What is Love?" blocks ready to start - I told you the colours were quite different.  It is unusual for me to go for "brights" but I rather like this fabric and I am using variegated cotton for a change.

Then I'm planning to have another FREE BOM Pattern for you in the new year.  Pencil and paper have been working overtime and scanner and computer have been whirring away and all the blocks are now designed.  I am really excited about this pattern and have already fallen in love with it!

Of course I never have just one lot of stitching on the go at a time, so a couple of these blocks will be put into the sewing compendium with the hope of starting them too while I'm on holidays.  And I can't leave behind what I am currently working on, can I? .... so I should have plenty to keep me occupied in the unlikely event that I might have time to just sit and sew!

The Christmas pudding and Christmas cake have been made.

And the last of the presents have been finished:

So, in case I don't have an opportunity for another post before Christmas, I'd like to thank you lovely readers for being interested enough to follow my ramblings, for your kind comments, and for liking my designs!

I pray you will have time to think about the real meaning of Christmas amongst all the commercialism - "Jesus, the Saviour is born".

Happy Christmas and abundant blessings for the new year.



Janelle said...

Hi Mum
Looking forward to that Christmas pudding, not to mention a handmade Christmas present!

Liz Schaffner said...

Val, I wish you a wonderful Christmas with your family!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful "What is Love" BOM and I look forward to next years needle & thread are ready :-)
P.S.I'm telling Santa you were a good girl so you should get extra presents :-)))

Allie said...

Val I love those brights, I can't wait to see your bom done in them! Your new BOM looks amazing - I love it already! The gifts you made look wonderful too. Have a safe and joyous Christmas, Val!!!!

Bev C said...

Hello Val,Merry Christmas to you too. Safe travelling. Looking forward to next years BOM. Many thanks for this years. Happy days.

Anonymous said...

Dear Val,
Thanks for the great Love-pattern. I am not quilted for a long time, sometimes I found new pages on the www. I have put you in my favorite list.
I wish you a great Christmas with your family and I hope, just like you that a lot of people will learn about the real christmas, there is just one gift, the greatest of all. And there is no santa who has that gift..... (hope I wrote in English you can understand)

God bless you


Barbara said...

I do love your colors, but I am doing mine in my favorite colors (the purple family, grin), but can't wait to see how your's looks when finished.

I have a problem with the varigated, on small projects it seems you don't really get a varigated look a lot of the time; however DMC is offering some new varigated with shorter distances between color changes, is that what yours is????

Hope you and yours have a lovely Christmas. BarbM

Susan said...

I love the current project, and it looks like next year's is going to be great, too. I just found you through a friend and have everything downloaded and ready to trace. Thank you!

Lolita said...

Hello Val, again i,lolita From Costa Rica,jajaaja end I can donwlond the pattern WHAT THE LOVE IS,last i wrote to you for help with this pattern, but now I learn how donwlond, thanks I go to put ready to stich this in this momomet for finish for february, i hope.I really love this pattern thank you so much for share in your blog.I like your blog, and i put put in my favorites,if you want know about me can visit my blog, is different i talk about gaod and angeles,bat i love stich too.
love and blessing, and sorry for my English!!! jijiji.I speak Spanish.Love, Lolita