My friend was quizzing me for suggestions of what I might like for Christmas. This particular friend is clever with themes. However, over the years for Christmas and birthday's we've exhausted colours and every 'theme' you can imagine. She didn't want to buy fabric (probably because she know's how much fabric I have and she's not a maker herself!) Of course there are plenty of practical sewing things I am in need of, things I'd pick up in my LQS if I had one!: Omigrip rulers, flat headed pins, curved safety pins, quilting thread, piecing thread, spare machine bobbins, oooh one of those plastic cases to store the bobbins and all those other things that would make life easier when I sew. However, if you're about to hit the shops there are hardly quilt stores on every corner and not everyone wants to trawl the internet when they're looking for stuff specific to someone's hobby do they? That's why the sewing related present from Mum this year has been ordered by me and will no doubt end up being wrapped by me too (she really hates wrapping!).
If you think that's bad Chief went and bought his own Christmas present from me. I was racking my brains for something to buy him and he'd been no help whatsoever, then he mentioned he was thinking of buying himself a Tassimo machine and he'd seen a good deal in Morrisons near him. So I suggested I'd buy it for him for Christmas - only as there is no Morrisons near me he'd have to go and get it himself. He said he would, but I needn't think that he'd be wrapping it up and keeping it until Christmas day! I told him to text me a picture so I could at least see it!
A Tassimo machine which makes hot drinks via pod thingies.
Echo fabric by Lotta Jansdotta and some Kona Medium Grey - cut and ready for piecing.
I've also made these. I was scanning through last years advent blog posts and spotted some scones and thought I'd make a few tonight. Not my best ever efforts; they taste yum though so that's the important thing.
I may have one and a cuppa and then do some present wrapping...