We put my mum and my brother on the plane this morning. It was very hard to say good-bye. I have my sewing room back, but the house is strangely quiet.
Here’s Mum enjoying some quality time with Gorgeous Girl.
Mum did not go home empty-handed. I made sure that she went home with lots of crafty goodness. In addition to the Bible cover, I delivered her quilt that I finished last year. I told her I wasn’t going to trust it to the post office and that she would have to come and collect it in person.
She’s thrilled with it, can you tell?
I called it Music and Butterflies after the two main motifs in the fabrics. The music is especially appropriate as Mum plays in an orchestra. Mum and I went shopping for the fabric in Dec 2004, but I only got it done last year… Mum picked the music and butterflies fabrics and I added some material that I had left over from my first quilt. This is only the second quilt top that I completed – the points mostly match…
My little brother was very impressed with the quilt and has left me a hint in the form of a strategically placed bookmark in one of my quilting books :)
I also made Mum a set of placemats. But only managed to photograph this one as she had already packed the rest.
I think I’m going to have to buy some of this material for Gorgeous Man and I.
I also measured Mum’s foot and cast on a pair of socks for her, but simply ran out of time and they will have to be posted.
Ironically, Mum’s Christmas parcel still hasn’t arrived and she has been and gone. I’m beginning to think that it’s suffered the same fate as the Christmas 2005 parcel from her which had some of the Christmas presents stolen out of it by South Africa Post. I maybe wrong, but it’s looking like some postal worker is enjoying Gorgeous Girl’s Christmas gifts.
My knees are still very sore and I’m finding it difficult to walk for a long period of time. Now that the tourists have gone home I’m able to rest them a bit more, so that should aid the healing. They are a beautiful set of colours.
Since today is Monday it’s ‘Making for Araminta Day’ and I’ve started crocheting a sun hat for her with the orange yarn from The Secret Knitter. No pictures since it’s only got 4 rounds so far.
Well, folks my computer time is over as I can hear the child awakening. Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.
Oh yes, I should just mention I won a contest at Syko - an angel fairy, how cool is that! Thank you! I’m really looking forward to seeing the package arriving. Doing the happy dance!!