Wednesday, 5 December 2012

I don't believe it!!


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


KraftyKaren said...

Welcome back to blogland - they are really beautiful Liz and I am sure they will treasure them for many years to come

Karen x

liz said...

Thank you Karen. I hope so. Fingers crossed I remember to carry on blogging too!! x

Lynn said...

Beautiful work Liz, 6 very lucky grandchildren. xxx

liz said...

Thanks Lynn. The children seem to be pleased with them although there have been problems with some of the little chocolate figures disappearing from the quilts! Into tummies I think, although denied of course. x

Linda said...

They are truly beautiful Liz and I'm sure will be treasured forever.


liz said...

I hope so LInda. Thank you. x