February 27, 2011

The Fete box

I have to hand over the gear I made for our Church fete today.  In between everything else going on in our household, I managed to get a little box of goodies ready.

A couple of bags, cupcakes, keyrings, needlecases, pincushions, hand towel ... As I've never been to a fete in this area, I have no idea what might sell here, so it will be interesting to get some feedback later.  I whizzed up this little keyring during the week:

BIG news for the week is that my husband's book has been sent off to the publisher!  Woo hoo!!!!  It is just wonderful to at last have it finished.  There will be some final proofing later, but for now, we can tackle the long "to do" list that has been mounting up over the last few months.  The front yard looks nicely manicured again ... which it hasn't for a while!

It never ceases to amaze me the creative ideas that people have in using my designs.  Elizabeth used some of my Gifts of Grace blocks in this gorgeous quilt for her sister-in-law.  It is quite striking, isn't it?:

Trish used some of my "What is Love" blocks to make a very meaningful wedding quilt for her son and his bride:

I am hoping to have a "finishing off" week.  As I've told you before, I am a finisher and I don't cope with having a dozen things half done, as I have in my sewing room at the moment.  A couple of projects are finished, but the patterns aren't written up, or the templates aren't on the computer, or I haven't made the construction samples.  Then there's a wall quilt that is almost finished, but there's the binding to sew down, the hanging sleeve to be put on and a label to be designed.  Then there's a bag half sewn and the stitcheries aren't even started.  You can get the idea!

Have a great week and ... happy stitching!



Allie said...

What a glorious box, Val, love that little keyring! I can't imagine anything in that box NOT selling like hotcakes! Congrats to your hubby, that is AWESOME - I can't imagine the energy and time required!

Love all the projects made with your designs - it's easy to make something beautiful when you have lovely designs to start with! I can so relate to "finishing off", I need to do that myself - ugh I hate all that hanging over my head. Have a great week getting it done!

Melody said...

What a fabulous selection of delicious sewing for the fete. I'm sure everything will be snapped up. Elizabeth and I are part of the same sewing group and her quilt was beautiful, I think she will be thrilled you showed it.

Quilt Kitty said...

What a wonderful box of pretties. I would want them all! I love your business card design too. Finishing.... yes, that can be a problem in my house. Congrats to hubby. It must be a busy & productive household you have. Tracee xx

Isabella said...

What a lovely box of goodies Val i'm sure everyone at the fete will be snapping them up while they are there dont see them lasting too long though, what a blessing your craft will be to your church community