Thursday, March 12, 2009

Last minute rush

Do you leave things to the last minute? I am the queen of rushing things when I have almost no time left. For a little while, I have been thinking about the softies I planned to make for some friends children who are visiting Australia for the first time. Plus, my 2 little cousins have their 2nd birthdays around the same time and they need presents too. Last weekend I realised I only have about 2 weeks to make them all - eek!

I have one of my cousins presents done - the fabric basket in my previous post, and so far I have a body, a head and one leg on a kangaroo for our overseas visitors but that is it! I plan to make a platypus for our other visitor but I don't have any boy-friendly material to make it from. So this weekend I am off to spotlight to find some. And the the present for my other cousin - well I am a bit stuck on that one! Whatever it is, it will have to be a quick one!!
Instead of working on my presents - I have been working on some of my BOMs. I love this second block from Gail's A Christmas Wish BOM.
These patterns are great because they are so quick to stitch, but really effective.

And I got another angel finished - only 4 to go!!

I hope everyone in Melbourne is enjoying the Stitches and Craft Show!


Anita said...

I can't wait to see the kangaroo and platypus when their finished! I love the stitching you've done too, it's so pretty

rachelmp said...

They look so cute! My feet are so worn out from the show ...

a good yarn said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the finsihed softies especially as I'm planning to make a platypus to celebrate a friend's new baby. That's a lovely Gail Pan block and your angel is delightful! Can't wait for Stitches & Craft in August here in Sydney.

Happy Stitching...Ann :)

Kate said...

Your kanga is looking good! I'm sure it (and the others) will go to loving new homes :-)

Anonymous said...

Hello ter here
way too cute on the roo
looks like you are having lots of
fun doing the angel blocks they look
soo cute
hope all is good going to see my sis
in michigan have a great weekend

jesse said...

Wow, I love your attention to detail. Lovely!