Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My all time, all time FAVOURITE

Hi, how are you all.
I have been waiting all year to show you this my favourite thing that i have quilted/appliqued. I made it when we where living in Port Hedland and it was my 3rd quilting project. We sent away for the kit and my friend (an amazing quilter) made one as well so whenever i got stuck, down the road i went. (oh the joy of country towns just a walk across the road to friends). The other not so joyous bit of country towns was the fact that i needed DMC thread and 25 matching buttons (and no shop to buy them) which was a good excuse for us to have a little weekend getaway in Karratha which surprisingly has quite a good craft shop. Anyway I digress as usual, this is the finished product-our advent calendar- now instead of sweets the big children get a gold coin each day (which can get expensive) and a surprise on the 25Th- i don't put that in until Christmas eve as someone always takes a peek.
Not me any more, i was really bad and always peeked at my presents and i can honestly say that i was doing it still when i was 40. OH YEAH i am fortysomething and maybe just maybe i might do a wee bit of peeking still.
Have a good night i have a LO to share tomorrow.


suzitee said...

LOL Linda...you just HAD to bring out the advent calendar, didn't you? I can honestly say that I am green with envy...hee hee...you know it's been on my to-do list for years! Yours is just gorgeous...would you make me one if I said pretty please?

Tammy James said...

Linda that is gorgeous ...lol at the present peeking!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Just lovely Linda! Love your idea of the gold coins for teens (mine still enjoy the chocolates but I will file that away for next year). I have been known to sneak a peek too.

Janellybelly said...

Isn't it a joy to bring out the handmade advent calendar each year! I made my 7 years ago and I still marvel at it - yours is just beautiful, I can see why it's such a favourite.
See you next week :)

Melissa Goodsell said...

oh gosh, that's really beautiful!!!! Totally gorgeous Linda.