It always amazes me how quickly each month goes! It's only two weeks before my next newsletter is due to be sent out so today I spent some time sorting out some photos.
I wanted to share some more of my UK holiday particularly one of my favourite towns - York. I visited a Quilt Museum there and so I went through my photos and selected some of the quilts I saw. The quilts were all made in the 17 - 1800s and were really amazing. My mind boggles when I think about how the makers managed to do all of the hand piecing without good lighting. My eyes hurt thinking about it.
I also thought it was time to give an update on the progress of my Alphabet Girls - it seems that some people have fallen for the girls as much as I have and wondered how they were going. I can sum it up in one word - Slow. But, progress is happening.
Anyway, that's part of my plan for the October Newsletter.
Operation Christmas Child...
Meanwhile my Shoebox is progressing nicely. Yesterday I wrapped it in colourful Christmas wrapping and it is ready to be filled.
My teddy bear is complete (the tartan ribbon was purchased in Scotland) and he looks pretty dapper. So I can tick off 'Something to Love'
For 'Something Special' I made a brightly coloured carry bag. I chose a bright colour so it stands out in the crowd. I hope my boy likes it.
The category I find the most difficult is 'Something to Wear' because of not knowing the size of the child. After much thought, I decided on a beanie and downloaded a pattern from the Operation Christmas Child website and will start on that tonight.
Until next time