It is 5 months since I last blogged here. Where does the time go?
I had just retired when I last posted and it took me quite a while to get the hang of retirement. I found it quite demoralising not having any reason for getting up in the morning. When I was working I felt I would give anything to be able to laze about but found it not quite so wonderful. Anyway I'm getting more used to it but do sometime have my moments!!
I thought I'd show you that I haven't been completely lazy and have been fairly productive over the last 5 months.
In September I was in C & H Fabrics and saw some beautiful Advent calendar fabric panels there. I fell in love with them and though what a good idea to make them for my six grandchildren! After all I had plenty of time, hadn't I? Not til I got them home did I realise that a) I was going to Spain in the middle of September and b) that my son was coming from Australia to visit me for a few days at the beginning of October and it would be ideal for him to take three of the calendars back when he left. Oh dear what had I done?
Anyway despite never having done anything like this before, I managed to get three ready for Chris to take back for my Australian grandchildren and the other three ready for the beginning of December for my British grandchildren; and here they are:
I am very pleased with them and I think the children are too. They were not difficult but very time consuming in that each of the little pockets had to be sewn on separately. Then I had to put wadding and back them with plain material. I had never done that before, but I was able to make quite a professional job of them. I left it up to my children to decide what to fill the pockets with!
So that's the first set of projects I have completed. I will be back later to show some of the cards etc I have also been making over the summer.
Thank you for reading. x