It's been a while hasn't it?...let's catch up...
At the start of December we welcomed a new guest into our home. Our very own house elf. He arrived with a book that explained that we needed to name him, and a delightful poem explaining what he was here to do.
His purpose was to keep an eye on the children throughout the day, listen to everything they do, and each night, fly off to the north pole and report their behavior to Father Christmas. Upon his return he would move to a different spot in the house and would often get up to mischief in the process.
After reading the book and watching the DVD the kids had decided to name him Eddie. Eddie stayed with us from December the 1st until Christmas Eve when he would fly back to the North Pole to help santa with his final preperations before Christmas day.
Christmas Eve was hectic. I don't know what got into me but I had this urge to do a project that I had meant to do during the year but hadnt got around to, so I ended up making this drawstring bag to hold all of my felt.
Christmas day was wonderful. The kids enjoyed a day full of family time, music, gifts and lovely food.
My husband and I decided not to exchange gifts but I did buy myself a gift back in October that I had wanted since last Christmas and had saved all year for - A Cannon EOS 600D. smiles all round :-)
That brings me back to the First picture which is the pillow I have made for Mothers day for my mum. I received the pattern last Christmas so it was about time I had at least finished one of the pillows I had started.
and Im really proud to say that after 2 years of wanting to try a"proper" free motion quilting design I finally plucked up the courage - here is a close up:
I was really pleased with how it all went, seeing as I only took part in the free motion quilting challange for a few months of the year, the practice really paid off, don't get me wrong it's not perfect by any stretch, but its better then I thought it would be.