Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Busy as a bee!

There was some of this ....


thanks to the Diva and her friend whilst I was out at a Guild meeting last week ...

and, believe it or not, I was in some serious need of retail therapy ...


these are in anticipation of an expected baby ...


some lovely Cape Anne ...  well because it's just so lovely  :)  he he


and maybe a little Ruby, I've been eyeing this up for a while and being as some yardage arrived at the LQS, well, it would have been rude not to, right?


and these batiks ( oh sorry I forgot to warn you to avert your eyes)  have been gifted already :) 

and whilst I've been busy buying, I have been busy stitching too ...


just one or two more bags ...


and a dumpling pouch (enlarged) for the Diva ...

I feel there may be an order or two from her friends very soon, I also think I can add just a tweak or two to the pattern ... maybe next year


gotta love gingham  :) 
 
There has been other sewing too, but I can't show you the rest ... sorry

So as of today I have one more stitched gift to make for Christmas, all the shopping is done (read as - that I am going to do!)  still a package to arrive by mr post man who has been very absent, and just the small matter of house tidying, table clearing and spare room to sort out...  oh and the leeks and parsnips to go dig out the ground ... and we'll be ready for some food prep

oh, and wrapping ... I can do wrapping :) 

How are you doing? 

12 comments:

Wendy said...

You have been a busy bee! I just love the dumpling bag...the size is nice and generous! Have a Merry Christmas!

Flying Blind... said...

More shopping!
Great makes though - the dumpling is great!

Manda said...

Wow you have been busy! Lovely purchases - love the ruby! :)

WandaFish said...

Lovely makes and a fabric result too! Well done :)

tink's mom said...

great fabric choices. Love the dumpling. I have made several in various sizes. I can never leave anything alone. I don't know where I would be without a copier with an enlarge button. I can't wait to see what modifications you have in mind for the dumpling.

sweetypie said...

not really a diva then? see you soon, miiiis you...

Katy Cameron said...

Just a little retail therapy? ;o) Love your makes, those dumplings always look so cute

Miki Willa said...

Great job! I still have three more mug rugs to quilt and bind, two to bind, one red and white mini to quilt and bind, and doll pajamas to make. It is a good thing Christmas isn't until Sunday.

Sarah said...

wow what a mountain of bags! And the belated warning to look away...lol sounds like you've got christmas sorted!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love the big dumpling - it would make a great sewing case...might have to make one for me next year!

Janine said...

Lovely sewing and some wonderful fabric buys! Merry Christmas :)

Judith, Belfast said...

Oh you are a girl who knows how to treat herself - lovely fabrics. And I love the dumpling - I've printed the pattern but not gotten around to having a go yet! Thanks for the reminder. Jxo