Friday, December 28, 2012

Checking in...Christmas was wonderful!

The best part was being with my children and their loved ones. Precious times.

Gifts for the Loft! The wall hanging is handmade from a scrapping kit (my daughter is incredibly talented, scrapping and paper arts). And the tote is from Thirty-One - I was so touched, tears.

Note to self: I must stop eating candy from my stocking ... well, maybe slow down, not stop :-)

And I have a little gift money (thank you all, dear children), so I've been doing some online shopping. From Girl Charlee, my favorite store for knits, these are all 100% cotton jersey:

Abstract Collage Burnout

Golden Hibiscus Outlines

Ethnic Sunburst Circles
Interesting mix! 

I really do have a tunic on the sewing table, using this mid-weight cotton calico from Holly Lobby. It's so pretty,  very soft, and has gold metallic on the fans and medallions.

I'm pretty sure the tunic will be a mix of several patterns. Something with 3/4 sleeves, a raised wrap-front waist, and length enough for leggings. 

Hope you are having a nice week and are able to find your way back to a little sewing as well.

Ciao! Coco


  1. The Wall Hanging is very appropriate and cute, and the bag is lovely too. Nice when you get gifts that you can put to good use.

    Look forward to see what you make from your lovely knits.

  2. What lovely and thoughtful gifts! And, um, gee, thanks for enabling us with another fabric store!

  3. Santa was good to you. Me and Mary - another fabric store to go looking in - thanks

  4. How great to have such talent in the family- the apple could not fall far from the tree! Happy New Year! I'm dying to see what the ethnic cirlces turns into....

  5. Oh, you have such gorgeous presents from you family... I'm so glad you had a lovely Christmas, and all the best for a terrific 2013 too...
    in answer to your question; "mixed peel" is a mixture of chopped crystallised citrus peel. It is sold as a ready-to-use grocery item here.

  6. Your daughter is very talented. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. I have the same Asian print fabric and I cant wait to see what you do with it. Happy New Year!

  7. And Happy New Year to all of you as well! Check out Girl Charlee - wonderful prices and very good quality. It's hard to find interesting printed jersey! From time to time they offer 10% off on PR!


I love it that you came by...and thank you for your comments! Coco