And we handed over our Group Quilt as her special present so I can now reveal it.
And a Close-up of some of the blocks:
My personal gift was a matching cushion:
And a small poster in a photo frame:
We had a lovely time and Ruth was thrilled with all of her gifts. Job done!
Now today I have worked hard to finish two little Tote bags I have been making for little gifts for my nextdoor neighbours's grandchildren. Pleased with them both; I love the colours and I am very pleased with how well their names show up on the bags. Handing them over secretly tomorrow to be found under the Christmas tree on Christmas morning along with a storybook for each of the girls.
And a photo of the back of the bags:
I used lots of 2.5" squares from my stash. Whenever I finish a project or come to almost the end of a piece of fabric I cut a variety of squares: 2.5" & 3" being my favourites. So the bags were just a matter of choosing squares I felt went together, in two different colour groups to make the bags look 'different'. Happy with the result so I hope Isla and Neve love them too!
So, that's my sewing done until after Christmas! Tomorrow I am going to give my sewing room a quick sorting out, putting away things tidily so I can start afresh after the holiday break with some new projects and finishing some outstanding ones!