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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Secret sewing

I may not have been posting much lately, but I have been very busy with my Secret Santa thingy-ies. Of course, there is the big FIS [Friends in Stitching] Secret Santa Swap - I haven't started that one yet, but I do know exactly what I am going to make and that's the last one due to be posted, so I am busily working on the Chookyblue SSS for my overseas' partner. I've finished the  handwork for that and have completed nearly 3/4 of the main gift and almost finished the Christmas decoration - will be ready to post out on time, thankfully :)
I also joined in an Advent Christmas Swap which has a main gift and 24 small gifts, which don't have to be hand made. My partner for this one is not a secret and I am swapping with the very talented Michelle Ridgeway. I picked up a magazine the other day and thought that perhaps the #$%^ that I saw would be suitable - but guess what? It was another one of her gorgeous designs, so that put paid to that! Mind you, I did think it would be amusing - just for a few minutes - to make her one of her own designs and Vix it. But, I have finally chosen and started the main gift and am very pleased with my idea!
Knitting wise, I have completed knitting - but not yet stitched up - the sweet little purple bolero that I ran out of yarn for - but, I managed to retrieve it and have a little left over. DGD will be happy with it I'm sure. Am 3 parts of the way through a jumper for a 1 -2 year old boy and it is looking great.
We're off to Strahan this afternoon for the night - DS Number 2 and his gorgeous partner gave us a night's accommodation at Ormiston House which we have to take before Christmas and since it's a long weekend in the Northern part of the state, we're going today. I will take some photos of our room as they are all different and post them soon.




9 comments:

De said...

Enjoy your night away - think you might need it.

Great news on the secret sewing - I think I would have gone with using one of Michelle's designs - LOL!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sounds like you are very organized Vic...have a wonderful night...

Lynda said...

What a beautiful spot to spend the night.

Chookyblue...... said...

good to hear some secret sewing progress........

Quilt Kitty said...

Gosh, you sound so organised. Enjoy your night away. Tracee xx

Jan said...

Hope you had a lovely weekend. xx

Lib said...

Hope your weekend was spectacular, Vicki. Love to you and Glenn

Michelle Ridgway said...

LOL! Still chuckling. A friend actually did that 2 Christmas' ago. I gave my sample to my Mum and kept hers. I hope you have a great weekend and my advent collecting is well in hand (I think).

shez said...

yes i must get my advent swap sorted out as well,lots of fun,love these xmas swaps,have a great day Vicki