Saturday, December 24, 2011

Skywalk, OPAM and Christmas

I had a very busy finish to the year in my little school bookshop. We had Orientation Day for the 2012 Year 8s. After they have had the day getting used to their new and very big High School, they have the opportunity to buy uniforms and book packs. This year more people bought the book pack than in previous years. I had to get my helpers to quickly make up more packs. The rest of the last week had me doing a stocktake, before I could finally close up for the year.

I've been touring blogland and it seems most of us have had a busy time of it, getting ready for Christmas. DH and I took some time out to walk the Skywalk at Mt Tamborine. The first part is a walkway through the tree tops and then a return via a ground level pathway.

This photo is DH on a high counter-levered platform over the creek. Next time I must remember to take my binoculars as there were many birds I could not quite see.

On the craft front, I finished this little wall hanging. It's by Anni Downs and called 'Peaceful Garden Wall Hanging'. It was one of the 2011 GDITC projects. Now all I have to complete before next year's GDITC is the felt wool purse and the Songbird Jewel box.

I made these brooches for the ladies in our old Primary School mums group. I tried out a label - Lucy May's Accessories - for an idea I have for 2012. I won't say more just now, in case I get slack again and don't follow through.

And lastly but certainly not least, on this Christmas Eve I would like to wish everyone a very

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May all your 2012 wishes come true.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

I've taken the Pledge.

For several years now, I've been saying I should get out of the ditch and be more adventurous with my quilting. I have done straight line non-ditch stuff. I have even taken a class. I look lovingly at quilts with all over designs and motifs.
Well, no more procrastination!
I am hoping this challenge will get me moving.
SalCalGal is hosting the 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge. Hop over here to read about it and join in.
I can only hope it will help me!

Here are 2 more blocks for the SKoW Stitch-a-long.

Take care,