Some Baci chocolates.
Single bed flat sheets from Big W at $7 each (on special) for quilt backing on some of the charity quilts I am making.
New school shoes for my Little Miss DD.
I also managed to get a few things done. I managed to cut out some 5" squares for some very simple charity quilts that I want to make.
Both my children were born very premature and they both spent a fair bit of time in both Westmead Public Hospital and Westmead Children's Hospital and I want to give something back to the hospital. I remember while my DD was in Westmead Children's Hospital she was given a quilt to take home and keep. I remember being brought to tears when the volunteers sort me out and asked me if I would like to have one for my DD - well of course I did. So I thought I should do something like that myself. After talking to the volunteer service at Westmead Children's I have started sorting myself out and getting some of these done. I am hoping that someone who has a child in hospital or even an older child with get some comfort out of one of my quilts just I like got out of the one given to my daughter.
They are going to be very simple to start off with, 5" squares in coordinating colours in different patterns and a border around each. I will make a mainly two different sizes - one for premmie babies and cot sized. I will then quilt them using both pantos and some freehand quilting and hopefully they will be good enough to donate!
A photo of my handmade RockyRoad in the gift baskets I made for my family, all sitting on top of the first Christmas Table runner I did for the year, along with some red tea light holders. We will continue to have our Christmas decorations up till the first of the New Year and then it will be time to take it all down and get into 2011.
Where on earth is the time going? My mother tells me that as you get older time seems to move faster - if it goes any faster when I blink I will miss it.
Here's to slowing down and enjoying the sights in 2011!