Saturday, December 4, 2010

Where do the weekends go ?


Already it is Saturday afternoon and it feels like I have just been hanging around.  I had a bit of a late night last night as I had to take DD No 2 into the city to attend her Garde 10 Graduation.



She wanted to spend the least amount of time in heels as she could - Here she is popping her shoes on as we arrived around the corner from the venue. 



Here is my Darling Daughter No 2 - Kaitlin with her special friend Nathan.  It is a very proud moment in a parents life when a child reaches some of life's goals.  It seems like only yesterday when she took her first steps.  Now she is stepping out into the big world chasing her dream of a business studies course.


I have to admit to one or two maybe even 6 tears last night - LOL


How is your christmas planning, shopping, making and decorating going?  I have yet to delve into the depths of the garden shed to pull out my house decorations but I did visit a "Christmas Shop"  in a beautiful little town nearby called Kempton.


It boasts a wonderful aray of beautiful decorations all lovingly displayed in colour sections.  I of course was drawn to the crystal shabby decorations.


And how could I resist when the lovely owner is having a 50% off sale.  After we got to chatting it seems that this lady is a quilter and has a long arm quilter on the way.  How fantastic !!


I thought that as we are all rushed and may have great intentions of making hand made bits for friends and relatives but time doesn't allow for that you might like to make my little travel needlecase which will take about 10 - 15 minutes to make and will use up just scraps.



You can go HERE to download the pattern. Have fun with it.


And as for me - I had best go and tidy up the house and hopefully find my mojo hidden under something.



15 comments:

teresa said...

Oh Fee... Kaitlin looked gorgeous. Hope she had a great night. The pics of the Christmas decorations are beautiful too. When you find your mojo, can you check to see if mine's with yours? Thanks xx :)

Scottish Nanna said...

Hi Fee your Daughter looks lovely It's A shame they all grow up and Go to lead their own lives.they are not our babies any more.I am watching My Granddaughters going to their Formals now woop's that is telling my age LOL.
Hugs Mary.

Allie said...

Oh honey what a beautiful girl she is - they just grow up way too fast, don't they? I wish her all success!

I love those crystal ornaments, *swoon*. Your needlecase is SO precious, thank you so much for the pattern! I need to make bunches of those! I love the button you used, how in the world did you find such a perfect one for that fabric. Thank you sweet Fee, I hope you find your mojo!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

She is a stunner Fee, they do grow up so quickly, love your decos....I will download the pattern now, thankyou....

Maree: said...

Had already commented on FB about Kaitlin ..love her hair at the back & the colour is gorgeous....
oohh love those crystal ornaments they are beautiful & fancy the owner being a quilter..see you just never know...
Hope next week is better for you but I know what you mean....
cheers

Wendy B said...

You're so right Fee, time does go tooooo fast!!! Kaitlin looks beautiful....so grown up! My boy's just finished grade 11and getting his driver's licence..... can't believe it.... he was only so tiny not so long ago!!??!
Thanks so much for the travel needlecase pattern.....may be in need of it over the hol's LOL...if not, it's a great standby pressie!
love and sugary hugs
XX Wendy :O)

Muddling Through said...

what a beautiful daughter! And I don't blame her. I try to avoid shoes as much as possible. :)

Isabella said...

Is she lovely or is she LOVELY love your things you allways find the lovelies

Joy McD said...

I have no idea where this weekend went! I was going to do a lot of sewing today... hmm...

Your daughter is just gorgeous! Don't they grow up way too quickly?!

Thanks for sharing the cute pattern,

lv,

Joy

Jo in TAS said...

Oh Kaitlin looks so grown up, she looks gorgeous! Congrats to her, it's been a challenging year for her and she's come out on top.
Big Hugs Mum for a job well done!
Jo
xxx

Pam said...

Thanks so much for the pattern Fee. You have a lovely daughter and many congratulations to her.

KAYLEE said...

Gorgeous little Needlecase design Fee, thankyou for sharing. Cheers Kaylee

Sarah said...

WOW she is beautiful... I had to laugh about the high heels but - I was JUST like that!

KaHolly said...

What a sweet girl you have there!! Thanks for the pattern.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Gorgeous post Fee...she looks gorgeous!!! Mmmm, think my mojo's hanging out with yours ha ha!!!Thank you for the pattern...Dzintra♥x