Well the last few months I have been working on Xmas items, but not completed any, but some Xmas themed tissue holders last month which I did not get a photo of before they were of on their merry way. Anyway, this month I have completed a few items, but as they are for a variety of swaps to be opened next month I can not post pictures of them yet, but watch for my swap posts next month at Xmas.
I can say,I can post a finish I have done this month. Originally it was for a swap but done a boo boo (didn't think when sandwiching) and have kept it for my self. This is a easy table runner to make and I am sure I will be making more of them in the future.
The pattern is called a Zig Zag Table runner and used one 5" Charm pack. I watched this tutorial from the Missouri Quilt Company which is excellent.
Years ago my hubby, (well before he was my hubby), encouraged me to go on a Teddy Bear making day. I went and made a teddy. I then had plans on making lots, but nearly 20 years down the track I have made now three.
I am not that great on making them but enjoyed finishing this one finally, though I had specks of crimson fluff on me all the time. This one was started about three years ago and had been in the cut out stage for a while. It is all hand stitched. I have fur for one more teddy so one day may make one again.
My November blocks are completed and are currently in a plane heading to other countries. I will have to work out my blocks from the last few months too and post about them, but at the moment I will just leave it at these two.
First for QBSA I had Traci as my partner and she requested this Lover's Knot in 1930's themed fabric
I liked sewing this block so much I also used the pattern for Erin for the CQBSA
One other thing is, a few months ago I saw on the QBSA a post Sue B had made on a very useful tool called 'The Quick and Easy Block Tool'. Well I saw it, liked it and had to get it and it is very handy. Mine was ordered online from The Book Depository.
Some of you would recall that Miss 17 went in the Army back in July and then was home with a injury 3 weeks later. Well she is off again next week. Basic Training does not start until the start of February but they have recalled some back to rehash what they have learnt apparently. We have no idea why, and Miss 17 went and saw the recruitment officer here in town and he is also surprised they are calling her back seeing as she spent so little time there. We think is must be her determined, stubborn attitude they are wanting back. Her platoon leader said to me before she left that she has got exactly what they want.
When Miss 17 found out she turned up at my work place bawling her eyes out and not wanting to go back. She said had given her an ultimatum, come back or she has to resign and then reapply. Problem was she starts on the 12th and on the 11th she was booked for her first trip to Australia for a holiday (apparently this was a no-no as she has to get permission from the Defence Force first ...... she now knows this). Anyway after a couple of hours she was fine and she said yes to them. She told me if she had been given more than two weeks notice she would have been ok, but was a shock to the system.
Incidentally, the day she found out was her old intakes March Out and she was super excited that one in her platoon got top recruit. There have been a few from her platoon that have gone on leave and so far she knows of none that are going back with her. I have found out through the wonderful internet of one other person going back (not from her intake), so Miss 17 stated "at least she is not going to be the only one there".
So its going to be another sad time watching my baby girl going again, but at least I know she will be back for Christmas break.