I received a present last week, this lovely book with lots of ideas for gifts and keepsakes all in cross stitch. The deal is I get to keep the book and in exchange I make a Wedding kneeler similar to this one. Not a bad swap is it? Anyway, it has to be ready in July because this is going to be someone's wedding anniversary gift so I'd better start working on it to make sure I have plenty of time.
I also received a surprise packet today from Adrian from http://www.nnairdas.blogspot.com/
A few days ago I sent her a few decoupage sheets I had and she surprised me by sending me a packet full of goodies: beautiful papers, die cut flowers and butterflies, a lovely handmade note, etc. Can't wait to start using them as they are so gorgeous. Thank you Adrian
Yesterday I made myself a new pot holder. My old one is falling apart and I needed a new one. I'm going to make a set of 2 and this is the first one. The sewing isn't perfect, I guess I'm a little out of practice. For the inside I used squares of fleece I cut from my son's old pyjamas. Instead of throwing them away I thought I could use them as filling and they seem to do the job quite well.
The template I used is here.