First, there has been more Citrus Sweet Love BOM catch up homework. I have finished the 56 piece Y seam extravaganza that is the Sarah's Garden block. Don't you just love the fabrics in these blocks? Those girls at Treehouse Textiles sure know how to pick fabric. Now I only have the appliqué to finish, and I have even managed to get one of those underway.
|Citrus Sweet Love - December block - Sarah's Garden|
In the middle, this happened. Agghhhhh.
|Block CRISIS. Unpicking and resewing ensued. Very lucky I had just the right amount of fabric left over.|
There has also been the emergency commencement of super simple baby quilt 3, after a secretary at work had her wee bubba 10 weeks early. That's really teeny tiny, but apparently he is doing well. The top has been pieced, but there has been a subsequent quilting issue which means I am now having a little break from this! I will explain when I have the energy to tell you what happened - and at least you know nothing boring happens when I make a quilt.
|Fabric: The Fox and the Houndstooth collection.|
Hubby was responsible for block placement. I had photographic evidence, but it has been deleted. It seems there was some 'bug' on the iPad.
And excitingly, I had an amazing mail day. The lovely Tiina sent me this Christmas parcel. It was brimming with goodies - little handmade luggage labels, some of her mother's handmade lace (squeal), some Finnish designer fabric, a box of lollies for Princess and ...
|Could this get any better?|
... chocolate. Delicious, Christmassy, creamy chocolate. I'm speechless.
|Yum, yum, yum.|
Most of it has gone. Unsurprising really. We have no will power in this house. Tiina and I "met" when she responded to a blog post about chocolate. I was most excited to have a new friend in Finland (cool, right?) and we agreed to exchange chocolate at Christmas. I have had far and away the best deal from this. Princess was very excited to get her own little present (it is some Angry Birds lollies) and now refers to Tiina as "your bird lolly friend who lives far away". Princess even declared spontaneously that she wanted to visit Finland. Too cute. Yet again, I say - I love blogging. It's fantastic!
What have you been doing? What nice bloggy thing has happened to you recently? Have you found the perfect on-line tutorial? Got a handy hint? Met someone new?
Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced to show my Citrus Sweet Love progress. Lee has a blog hop on to show off her new book - go and have a look!