Saturday 29 November 2014


The free time and weekends before Christmas can now be counted on the fingers of one hand, and to add to the pressure, today I received my Christmas Countdown wallhanging back from Quilt Now, and the kids immediately wanted it hung up…

This will be taunting me for the next 25 days for sure!

So I started ticking off my list(s) in earnest, my #IGminiswap parcel got mailed…

… and I've been picking the papers off my 1 1/2" HSTs for my Dad's birthday in a couple of weeks…

I also made Sarah's Sew Together Bag.  It was all finished, and then I took a closer look, spotted I hadn't adjusted my needle back after basting and the edging seams were too shallow and the inside zip pockets would probably pop as soon as the zips were pulled.  Gah!

Unpicking, including the binding and tab ends and, OMG, there was swearing and moodiness!

I am hoping Sarah will forgive me, and I will get some decent photos tomorrow, when I can bear to look at it again xxx


  1. Umm there are just too many things in this post to keep me awake nights! ;-)

  2. Forgive you?!! For going to all that trouble? You're nuts. I'm utterly delighted and very grateful! xxx

  3. The internet is full of Christmas tree photos and now you have your advent calendar up already. Sigh. And that using the basting stitches, I know exactly how you feel.

  4. 25 more days. Way to scare the crap out of me. I have not even thought about one gift nor made any get together plans. I think I'll skip christmas this year.

  5. What a fab advent calendar, think I might need to copy!!!!

  6. ugggh, boo to unpicking! I'm still burying my head in the sand about the impending arrival of Christmas, too much to do!

  7. Nicely timed on the calendar return, I'm hoping my stocking comes home in time for my gran to use it this Christmas

  8. The Christmas countdown is absolutely fabulous!! Love it!


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