I also have to complete 6 courses over the next 2 years which are related to my work so that will no doubt add to the stress.
So what have I been up to?
I decided to make Leonie a cushion for her birthday present. (there were lots of other goodies so please don't think that I am a meanie!). This used the embroidery greeting balloons which I have used before and there are lots of mistakes. However I sewed a zip into the back of the cushion (first zip ever!!) and also my first frill around the edge. That is the great thing about making all of these small projects - it helps to build up the sewing and craft skills.
I have also just finished a Bottle Carrier from a design by Ann Duncan and Kym Goldup-Graham. Please ignore the fabric - this was a test run so that I could understand the pattern. Very happy with the finish and I will be making a few more as Christmas presents. I have some nice Christmas fabric in my stash so this will keep me busy for the next couple of weekends.
That's all for now - happy stitching.
See you again soon