I’ve been shopping :) I decided to make Gorgeous Girl a Christmas stocking for her first Christmas, and an Advent Calendar so we headed down to The Fabric Centre. This place is the size of a warehouse and sells all sorts of fabric, mostly for furnishings, but they do have some stuff you can use for quilting. I found a selction of Christmas fabrics, the second from the left is the only one that is real quilting quality though.
The two on the left are for the stocking and the rest will make up the Advent Calendar.
I also made another visit to the LYS that is closing down.
I’m going to have fun knitting this up.
Yesterday Gorgeous Girl had her last play-date with this beautiful boy.
He emigrated to Canada today with his Canadian mummy and South African daddy. We are going to miss them very much. Although Australia and Canada are quite different, it was very nice to have a friend who understood what it is to be a stranger in a strange land.
On a happier note, I have a finished object to show you. I took part in a bookmark swap recently. I haven’t received my bookmark yet, but I can show you the one I sent since I know it arrived at its destination safely.
I dusted off my shuttle and thread and tatted up this bookmark. Since I was sleep-deprived and couldn’t read a pattern properly it inadvertantly ended up being my own design, but I’m pleased with how it turned out and the recipient seemed to like it.
Hopefully I’ll have some progress to show on the stocking soon, but I’m forcing myself to finish the curtains before doing fun sewing for me, of course all this depends on how long Gorgeous Girl sleeps.