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Friday, 28 January 2011

January

I don't think I've ever felt so lethargic as I've felt this January.  I think it is because of the weather being so cold and dull.  It's time I made an effort to get myself going again.  Here are a couple of things I've made recently...
A heart for a Valentine swap I'm in, this was very easy to do and turned out quite pretty.  Because I wasn't sure who I'd be swapping with and I wanted to get the hearts made in plenty of time, I also made this pot holder...
It wasn't until I took the picture that I noticed one edge isn't lined up properly, good job my swap partner wanted the fancy one!  Here's a picture of the hearts I've received in previous swaps...

I also bought a new doll, this one is very dainty compared to my Gotz one...
When I sat them together I decided that they looked just like Bridgette and Marie, two of the daughters in Medium, starring Patricia Arquette.

I sent for another book from Amazon, it's called Prairie Children and Their Quilts, but I have a horrible feeling I won't get it.  Three times the delivery date has been changed, it's now due in February, something to do with waiting for new stock to come in.  Never mind, there are plenty of other choices.

Once again, I apologise for some comments not showing up, I don't know why they keep going into the moderation page, I don't moderate comments so this is a puzzle to me.  It's not like they are going to the spam folder either.

4 comments:

Sweet Homestead Alabama said...

Ann, I think the potholder turned out great - I looked for the edge you mentioned, and I don't see it! I think this colder weather is making me feel worse, too. Come, Spring, come!!! You new doll is gorgeous. My baby girl would love it. I'm waiting until she's a little older before I give her a really nice doll. Blessings!

Gillie said...

You don't seem all that lethargic to me with that gorgeous stitching to show! I love the heart! I know what you mean though - when it's grey it's hard to be positive. Spring IS coming!

Theanne... said...

The 2 hearts you made are just beautiful...I particularly like the hot pad...functional and pretty at the same time! Love the basket full of Valentines...so special! And your new doll makes a nice companion for the one you already have!

It's a wonder to me that more glitches don't happen on blogs...hope this one works itself out soon!

Peggy said...

Hi Ann, you have been busy as usual!The basket is a novel and lovely way to show off the hearts!January has been long and slow and I have not done much of anything really just looking forward to Spring and this prolonged cold spell to be over!