I finished up this bag tonight, just needed the lining and the some snaps. I think it is very pretty, not me - all pretty and pink- but pretty. Someone will love it I am sure. The ribbon and print are from Pat Winter, and you can find her great stuff here.
I have also been buying some of Pam Kelloggs laces, which you can find here.
Speaking of which, I have had my first official sale, one of the origami pouches. It may have been a pity purchase, but it's a sale so I am not complaining. I have a Playcentre friend coming over on the weekend, she is interested in bags, and another friend has asked for some of the origami pouches with the pohutukawa flowers on and paua etc to give as gifts to ex pat kiwis.
I am not at all prepared for christmas. The stockings are coming along well, but I have nothing else organised. I am a bit bah humbug with my kids, and I don't think they deserve anything for xmas. As it stands so far, Ben is getting the watch that he 'lost' a few months ago, and Brooke is getting a game that she has lost most of the bits to. I am not completely heartless - really- I do beleive that Jon is too young to take total responsibility for his things, so he does have a new gift, but I would be guessing he will get that again next year, minus a few bits.BAHHHH HUMBUG!!
Have you ever googled your name. Very interesting. I wanted to know how famous I am, as it turns out I am a rather freaky alternative pop, kinda weird rock chick. So I bought her CD, and it is a little alternative, but nothing wrong with a new perspective. I also came up with a few of my cousins and other rellies in UK. You think I would have enough to do, but I am avoiding it as usual. We have 1 more week to finish the curriculum re write. We did quite a bit today, but it will need tweaking. I can take heart in the fact that every other association is waiting for us to finish so that they can use our work. A compliment I guess, but as is the nature of Playcentre, there isn't any actual money involved!
Susan asked about me going away for summer. Yes, I will be gone, for about a month to six weeks. Having a break and spending time with my family. My baby sister has a brand new baby of her own this year, and my mother has finally realised that the one bedroom bach just isn't going to work for 10 of us anymore. I don't know that I will get a great deal of stitching done, as there is not room for my stash, but I'm sure I will find something to do.