Now I will tell you a secret. Today is my birthday...a milestone one... a biggie. Come closer and I will whisper it... today I am (shh...65 years old :-/) I really don't know where all my youth has gone. In my mind I am still thirty something but my body tells a different story. Anyway, I have been saving up and a couple of weeks ago I treated myself to this...
Of course, I had to try it out straight away and I have discovered that I still find it hard to sew a straight line! lol... but below is my first attempt...
Not too bad so I my first make was an obligatory pin cushion so that I don't drop pins and needles all over the floor.
I had a go at making pinwheels thanks to Cornish Chickpea's excellent tutorial. I did manage it, as her instructions are brilliant but I need a bit more practice before I make some good enough to quilt with.
I fancied a bit more felt work too and made these to hang on the Christmas tree. The heart shaped one is stuffed with real Norfolk lavender as well as a bit of wadding, and it smells gorgeous.
I might make more of these in pastel colours and fill them with lavender as they will make acceptable stocking fillers and they are such a pleasure to make.
We will soon be on countdown to the big day, folks. Is anyone having a big get-together? How many do you cater for? We will number just 7 and DD is doing the cooking, bless her. The most I ever catered for was 11, I think, and I remember it being very hard work getting the timing right!
Thanks ever so for popping in x