December 12, 2010

A problem and an intruder

I have a problem with my computer so it's at the doctors!  I'm pretty much stymied in all sorts of ways - it's like having my right arm cut off!  So this is just a little post on another computer to say "Hello".

I can tell you I made another 9 Christmas presents this last week.  The list is getting shorter!!!

I can remind you about the Giveaway - you have until Friday to enter.

I can let you know that I plan to commence another
Block of the Month free pattern
for you in January.  I hope you'll plan to include it in your 2011 "To do" list.

I can show you a photo of my Christmas envelope and gift tag that was just published in the Australian Handmade magazine.  It's ideal for a small gift, or great to put money in, and then after it's opened, the wrapping is totally reusable!

This is the back:

and the front:

Now for my story of the week:

We travelled up country over the weekend for my niece's wedding and stayed in a motel overnight.  Just after 3 am my husband heard an intruder in our room.  It sounded like someone was slowly treading on the floor trying not to make a noise - plop, silence, plop, silence, plop - all ever so close to our bed!

On go the lights - and yes, we did have an intruder!  A little green frog had somehow found its way inside and was making valiant attempts to get out again!  We helped him out, but that was the end of my sleep for the night.  Just as well I could have some little naps on the way home in the car!

I'd better go and finish unpacking!



Sue from Cyprus said...

Hi Val

Yipee, I'm first for once!! Just wanted to say that I so much love the envelope idea. And the frog story made me laugh!

Can't wait for 2011's BOM. Any hints??

Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us.

Hugs, Sue from Cyprus x x

vernagrace said...

I love your patterns, Val and been a follower for a while. Glad you are getting to enjoy your family, even the untimely visitor, the little green frog! My wish is for a healthy grandchild in March and for salvation for my family.

Blessing to you and yours!

Mamacessories said...

A frog - how funny! Well maybe funny for me, not so sure how funny for you! I can not wait to start your new BOM in 2011 - Thank you for creating one to share with us! Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy 2011!


BubzRugz said...

Little green frogs can make a lot of noise!! Fabric envelope is a great idea.... hope you get your computer back soon!

Christine M said...

Glad to hear your intruder was only a frog and not some nasty two legged person! Your envelope is lovely.

Allie said...

Oh no not computer troubles - that's awful! I hope the doctor is gentle and makes it all better! Congrats on getting 9 gifts done, wow. And congrats on your darling envelope being published!

I'm very much looking forward to seeing what you've got up your creative sleeve, Val! Your story of the intruder had my heart pounding, until I heard what it was - too funny!

Isabella said...

Gosh thats soo funny but I huess it would'nt have been till you knew what it was!! love your fabric envelope with tag looks like a great idea. roll on next year a new BOM sounds just great Val
Hope you have a blessed time with family over Christmas.

Teresa said...

Isn't it funny how different things can sound in the dark wee hours of the morning. I am so glad it was just a little frog.

I will be anxiously waiting to see your new BOM !

Needled Mom said...

Well....I am glad that is the only kind of intruder you had!!!

I love your gift tag and envelope. Very sweet.

I am visiting from Jolly Bingo.

Wendy B said...

Hi Val...just saw you on the Holly Jolly Blog're featured today so I thought I'd drop by!!!
My puter's playing tricks too....time for the doctor as well.....t'is the season???
We're often helping little (and sometimes big!) green frogs out of the house...hate it when the get covered in dust balls...poor things! (tells me it is REALLY time to clean not quilt!!!!)
sugary hugs
XWendy :O)