It is Gail's latest Christmas Book and I had been eagerly waiting for it to arrive. Now that it has, I shall look forward to having some time this week to read through it and decide what I would like to make from it. There are lots of cute patterns to choose from!
|The Long Walk in Windsor Great Park|
Then we went out with friends for a meal to celebrate my husband's birthday (which was earlier last week) at lunchtime on Saturday. The food was very nice. We walked along the 'Long Walk' through Windsor Great Park to get to the restaurant which was lovely. We were lucky with the weather as we have had a lot of rain recently but, it stayed dry for us. All in all a very nice outing!
On Sunday we just had a relaxing day at home so, I was able to get started on a few of the projects I want to get finished in February. I started by planning and cutting fabric for the table runner I have promised my son and his girlfriend.
He wanted the colours to graduate from light (at either end) to dark (in the middle) and then to have some cacti appliqued at each end. For the moment I have just printed out the cacti to give me an idea of the size and spacing but I am happy with the progress I have made. We are going up to visit them later in the month, so I hope to have this finished to take with me when we go.
Later in the day I traced the embroidery designs and chose the thread I will use to make the doll quilt for Katrin's Doll Quilt SAL. I am using the pattern from Natalie Bird's 'Red Home' book. Just need to get these stitched, the fabrics chosen and cut and, the quilt put together!
I also traced the Gail Pan embroidery pattern Summer Pears Pincushion which I am making for the next Patchwork with Stitchery SAL link up at the end of February. I even got this stitched in the evening too! Now I need to choose some fabrics and piece the pincushion together!
I am linking this post to the next stitchery link-up at Super Mom - No Cape! and also to Design Board Monday over at Bits 'n' Bobs. Don't forget to pop over and have a look at the projects that others have linked.