Monday, 2 January 2012

Catching up

I'm linking up to the Manic Monday linky party at Sew Happy Geek.

Sew Happy Geek

Here's my Blogger's BOM for December:

I threw in some Hometown and now I'm not sure about it but I didn't like the first block and do now so I'm hoping once there's a bit more in there it will be ok.

I did a run to Abakhan just after Christmas and here's what I got:

This is what I'm using just now for my friend's present, just sewing on the binding and it needs a good clean, there's batting fluff all over the black - arrggghhhh!

Anyone else's kids or pets already destroying their Christmas presents?? The girl is so strong the toy buggy ties got ripped off, I'm hoping she can't mess with my sewing!! And I love this doll she was given:

Lastly we went to Wales for Christmas and here's what we did Christmas morning!

My husband always says since the kids are half Scottish they can stand the cold, it was freezing!! We had lots of fun though, the kids filled their pockets with rocks and shells. It was lovely, we could see the beach from where we were staying!

Bbbbrrrrrr, makes me cold just looking at it!!

**oh my! Just wanted to add I've been so sick of looking at the hideously large number of emails that I have read but kept so I just hit select all and archived them!! Scary stuff. This is the year of organising emails properly!**


  1. Might have been cold but it looks beautiful! Plus I bet the beach was nice and quiet! :)
    Blocks look great!

  2. I have a little Scottish in me, but I don't really like the cold. Absolutely beautiful view.

    I like your blocks, especially together. I bet you will like it when it's all together.

  3. I like the colours in your blocks..I am doing mine from my scrap bag and using mostly blacks and whites . Beach looks wonderful, as long as you are all wrapped up I agree with your husband xx

  4. Christmas looked wonderful!
    My 3 have destroyed so many of their presents I have given up nagging!

  5. What a beautiful spot...very nice to be able to admire the view without getting cold. I think your block looks great.

  6. I love those blocks! What a beautiful place and thanks for sharing.

  7. Hi, first I like your style, the blocks are awesome. Next I have raised 2 girls, 26 & 20, 1 boy at home 6, they all break, destroy, dismantle, demolish and want to still keep it afterwords almost any gift. Its just a kid thing, if it something you love that cant be replaced put it up until they are older, but most stuff if just stuff, if they love it to death be glad your favorite is hidden. They have fun I must have sewn humpty dumptys leg on 3 dozen times, shes 20 and he sits on her dresser in her apt, still loved

  8. Oooh, what a fancy BOM!! Love it.

  9. Love the BOM and did not know about Abakhan so may have to check it out!

  10. Your blocks are wonderful! Happy New Year!

    Jennifer :)

  11. Great blocks! They will make a stunning quilt don't worry!

    Brrrr! And I am a Scottish exile! Hehe! Couldn't take the cold now perhaps but did go swimming in the North Sea and survive - that was summer though!

  12. wow! that Welsh shoreline is gorgeous! what a great way to spend Christmas morning.

  13. I have thousands of emails it seems but now I have started the habit of replying and then deleting. With gmail you get the previous chain of emails stiff if they reply. Works brilliantly and stops me from stock piling them so much.