Monday is here again and I trust that you all enjoyed your weekend. Mine was spent hunched over the computer trying to sort out our holiday snaps and get them off to the nice people who will turn it into a book for us before my 'on sale' voucher ran out. Talk about square eyes. But I got it all done so I am looking forward to seeing how it turned out and if my very tired and deranged mind made the right choices.
Apart from that I got quite a bit of stitching done.
I have a lovely friend who adores Angels, white ones in particular. So as I was playing with some felt anyway I decided to see if I could make one with some embellishments....
On my trip last year I had a day out with the lovely Shez and she took me to Gail's Patchwork Emporium which was beautiful. I spied this lovely ric rac braid which I bought and have been wanted to use it in a project. So........
Another finish was "Amongst the Holly" tote bag. Perfect for all those gifts you take to your Christmas parties. I drew this design last year on the road and found the fabric too (can't remember where) and loved stitching it....want to see?
Speaking of patterns. I thought it was time for me to share a little gift with you in the form of a giveaway.
Please excuse the photo but I have 2 of my Christmas patterns and a cute piece of fabric.
Ok! I always endeavour to keep my blog a happy place but I feel as if I need to say this. So I am hopping up on to my soap box for a little rant....so look away if you need to.
I am on Facebook, somewhat sparingly as my heart lies with blogging. Mainly I think because I am a gasbag and can't fit in everything I want to say. LOL! I know we are very fortunate to live in a Country where any uniformed idiot has the democratic right to voice their opinion but I am so sick and tired of ignorant people making uninformed comments about children with special needs just needing the strap or being badly parented. We have had many difficulties in our family with just these issues and let me just say the parents are so dedicated, committed and loving under very trying circumstances sometimes. So folks unless you have first hand experience ( and how very fortunate you are if you don't) please think before you make these rude and hurtful comments because there are real families, parents and children out there doing the very best that they can. Show a little love and compassion. There are many more wonderful things to share than this.
As a family we wouldn't have missed knowing and loving our special child just as they are.
Just saying!!! Right jumping down off my soapbox now.
Lastly wanted to share a special moment. Our Grandson completed his very first Soccer season, scored his first goal too. He celebrated with a fun day with his mates and a trophy. Well done Lachie xx
Namaste and Blessings,