In my attempt to ‘keep it real’, I may have been a bit harsh in my last post. I received a very nice e-mail from the designer of the bag pattern I was bitching about from A Quilter’s Dream. She was sincerely interested to learn how she could make the pattern better and also offered to send me a pattern of one of her gusseted bags to see if I liked it. Now that’s customer service and I appreciate the time she took to contact me and try and make things right!
I’ve had another busy week, but at least I have some things to show for it. I finished these socks:
The lighter ones are Knitpicks Stroll hand painted sock yarn, and the darker ones are Madelinetosh Tosh Sock. I love working with the Madelinetosh yarn and I’m anxious to see how it wears. I find the Knitpicks is very soft, but pills quickly.
I made this little Santa bag – it’s wired around the top and can be used to hold cards, candy canes, chocolates, you name it.
Since I was starting to get into the Christmas spirit, I made this little doorhanger kit that had been lying around here for about 5 years!
My Aunt asked if I’d make her a couple of these to give to her neighbours.
With all this Christmas going on,
we Leo put up the tree today. This is the first time in 3 years it’s seen the light of day – poor little Molly’s never seen it. I had a light bulb moment when I went to inspect his work. Every one of the ornaments holds a special memory and a lot of those memories include people no longer with us. Maybe that’s why I haven’t been so enthusiastic about Christmas lately.
Finally, I am thrilled to show you this next picture.
My orchid is going to bloom!!!!! I’ve had this for 4 years – I know it’s been 4 years as my sister-in-law gave it to me when we hosted Sandra & Darren’s engagement party over 4 years ago. I made the mistake of cutting off the dead blooms and you can see the dried up stalk towards the back. I was just about ready to give it the old heave-ho, when I noticed a new stalk growing and then the buds appeared! I can hardly wait until it blooms as I can’t remember what colour it was.
This is more exciting than an Advent Calendar – I check the progress every day to see if the bloom is opening.