Monday, 9 November 2009

Quilt Raffle and Lovely Cadw Jewellery

Jess, the daughter of Welsh Quilter, aka Elizabeth, is going on a trip to Africa through her college and one of the rules states she has to raise the money herself. She cleverly came up with the idea (amongst others) of raffling one of Elizabeth's quilts. It's a gorgeous quilt, which I hope I win, so pop over and have a look because it could be you. The trip to Africa is partly to help out in deprived areas so you would be supporting that as well as getting a chance to win a beautiful handmade quilt.
The main subject of this months quilting day on Saturday was to make a hanging of a Christmas/winter scene. Whilst I was interested in it I don't really have the time to take on something like that at the moment so I took notes instead (in case I decide to make one at a later date) while finishing sewing the lining into my crocheted bag. The only problem is, I don't know what to do with it now. I don't need another bag myself and can't think of anyone to give it to. Why, then, you may ask did you make it. Well, I liked the pattern and wanted to see how it turned out. I was also itching to make something with yarn and found a pattern to use up some I already had.

I also had time to cut out a pile of squares (above) which are going to be turned into a Christmas present, when I've decided how to arrange them. They are sewn and pressed and scattered all over the kitchen table as I type.
The jewellery set and pen are from the Cadw shop at the local castle. My mother and father had some Cadw vouchers and very generously decided to take my sisters and I to the shop to spend them between us. I chose the earring/necklace matching set and pen (above), we also chose something for our brother (who lives in Belgium) and mother was able to get a necklace for herself.
Our brother and his family are hoping to visit us over Christmas and the New Year so we are all looking forward to that, especially as it's been 11 years since we last saw them!

More progress on the Christmas present WIPs to come soon I hope. I'm going to try and make as many as I can this year, including some munchy treats nearer the day. None of the prospective recipients read this blog as yet so it's safe to show them as I go, which is good because there would be nothing else to show here otherwise :-)
Bye for now
Teresa x

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