Monday, 29 December 2014

Monday Makers! #19

How was your Christmas? Some of you might still be on holidays; how is it going? We went to Sydney to visit my husband's family. It was a bitter sweet Christmas for everybody; the first Christmas without my brother-in-law. We still enjoyed it but missed him deeply too. We gave and received lots of gifts; especially my son. We can open up a toy shop very easily!
Crafty people; have you done much sewing, quilting, knitting, painting..? Before the holiday period started, I stocked up some fabric thinking that I would do looots of sewing/quilting and I would run out of fabric and all the shops would be closed. How silly I was..I haven't touched any of those fabrics; basically haven't done anything. I started quilting my "rise up" quilt only last night-mind you that it was going to be ready for Christmas. Life is busy with lots of other stuff and things don't go in the way you plan them. I find this frustrating sometimes. Anyways..
Now that Christmas is over and my quilt is still a WIP, the theme is no longer Xmas and it is going to be a wall hanging, not a table topper.
I decided to do straight stitch quilting and have only framed the triangles so far. I really wonder what it will look like when finally it is finished!
Now to Monday Makers!
Do you have any finishes to share with me? Have you started a new project? Here are the linky rules:
1. Your project can be anything you start on that Monday as long as it makes you move and be active and creative: a new quilt, a knitting project, scrap booking, cross-stitching, baking-we don't mind yummy recipes!, a gardening project, painting your house!, tidying up the pantry!...This is your Monday and you are the maker of the day!
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6. Share the photos of your finished Monday projects in your next link up- I am hoping you will come back again!: Who doesn't love a sweet, finished project or a "before-after" photo?


  1. Nurdan I'm so sorry about your brother-in-law! I'm glad you got to visit your hubby's family though - I was too sick to go to our family get-together ( hubby's family), but my husband and both of our kids got to see them, plus I'll see them on New Years day :) I remember the days of knowing we could open a toy shop with the kids gifts, LOL - it turns out that the older they get, the smaller (and more expensive) their gifts get ;) Our oldest son loves tools, so that's mainly what was under our Christmas tree - and he bought them himself and gave them to me to wrap, as he would pick them up as he saw exactly what he wanted, lol. The other kid got cash :D It's not as much fun when gifting goes like that, but it's what they want, and that's what's important :) I still get to sew for the g-niece and g-nephews and that makes me very happy :)

    I'm sure your rise up quilt WILL be ready for Christmas - NEXT Christmas :) Just think of how much time you have to get it completed! ;)

  2. P.S. OOPS! I forgot to say that of course I paid for DS1's tools - he didn't just bring me random purchases to put under the tree, LOL!

  3. This is our first year without my brother too, it's hard...Your work in progress is looking great!

  4. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We went on a short holiday together to celebrate our 11th anniversary. I can't believe we've been married that long. I'm ready to get caught up on all my blog reading and back to sewing. So sorry to hear that this Christmas was a bit somber without your BIL. *hugs*


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