Last week was a crazy busy one- but also a very good one- look at the parcels that arrived in our mailbox! The first one is from my good friend Marie in Florida- she sent me wonderful birthday gifts, she's so sweet! And I have been such a good girl not to open them yet., 12 days to go now, and I think I can make it! Marie has not been well lately, and I hope she'll get better soon- why don't you pop on over and say hello- she posted some pictures of her son in his Ironman competition last week- he did great! He was actually voted "Most athletic" in our senior year at Merritt Island High School, and would you look at him- he still looks amazing 20 years later!!!!
The second parcel came all the way from Lise in Australia! She was so sweet to send me these two Homespun magazines! She even included some chocolate biscuits- yummy! Thank you so much Lise- you are such a sweetheart! As you might be able to see I started stitching the first Santa Claus from Bronwyn Hayes' Christmas quilt. Lise had sent me my first Homespun magazine a little while back, and it had installment no.2 of 3 of this really pretty quilt. Lise was such an angel to send me these other two issues so I can make this quilt. Now it won't be finished in time for Christmas this year, but there is a Christmas EVERY year, so hopefully it will be finished before Cristmas 2009.
I have been doing a bit of secret sewing as well, for my stitchers angel swap partner, and I think the gifts will be shipped out this week, sorry- I can't reveal anything yet, it's a SECRET, remember?
Contrary to most Norwegians I am getting the house ready for Halloween- I love decorating for fall- and hey, I get to use orange....so I whipped up this table topper from a charm pack, sewed the binding on last night. I like the fabrics a lot, and the charm pack has been on my shelf for months, so it was time!
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