Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"Sweet Nostalgia" - Checking The List...Naughty Or Nice?

It's that time again, time for the December block of the "Sweet Nostalgia" B.O.M.
This past month has gone by so quickly!
Before I post the links to the pattern I want to show you Karine's November block.
Didn't she do a fantastic job! The squirrels look almost real. Thank you for sharing it with us Karine.
Marina and Jennifer have also shared their November blocks with us in the "Sweet Nostalgia" Flickr group album here. They are wonderful.
Perhaps after the rush of Christmas a few more of you might be able to show us some of your blocks. I would really love to see them.
And now, what you are all waiting for, this month's block titled Checking The List...Naughty Or Nice?
The link to download or print the file is here and for those of you having trouble with Scribd the 4Shared link is here. Enjoy.
Remember, each block is available as a free download for 3 months, after which it will be available for purchase. The September block is no longer available for free, however if you have missed it you can purchase it from me. Just email me.

I hope you all have a very happy Christmas. Happy Stitching.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Yesterday, the mailman arrived with a wonderful surprise for me. Carrie P. sent me this wonderful parcel.Carrie is coloring her "Sweet Nostalgia" blocks and posted a wonderful tutorial on her blog. I mentioned I'd like to try that technique on my next project and she has sent me the crayons I'll need, along with some yummy caramel chocolates, a cute hand made christmas ornament and a lovely fat quarter of Chanteclaire Christmas fabric. Thank you Carrie, what a tremendous surprise!
I've been busy this week, trying to get the house in shape for Christmas, and preparing the pattern for December's "Sweet Nostalgia" block, which will be coming next week. While I was pulling out the Christmas decorations I thought you might like to see a few of my Santa figurines and ornaments.

My husband brought the first one back from Scotland for me this year, and my DD gave me the the other one for Christmas last year.
My DD brought these cute Santa ornaments back from Scotland for me too!

I think they are a wonderful addition to my collection. Well, I'd better get back to work, still lots to do before I can get the baking started.

Bye for now. See you next week.