I have made and posted my Christmas swap partner her block for July. (see this here)
I have also finished the applique on block 5 of the Adelaide floral sampler, so still have block 6 to do.
I have finished the applique on my Christmas wall hanging, here are the four very cute blocks. I love the stripy socks that I have given Santa. I still have to hand stitch their eyes and smiles.
I have also joined the Christmas mug rug swap, so while I am in the Christmas spirit my task today is to make a start on that project, I have already some fabric and patterns in mind - very exciting.
I also wanted to share with you one of my favourite flowers, the Poppy.
I love the way they POP out of their little buds, all crinkly and gradually open up, with the creases falling out as they do. Their little stems look like hair legs to me.
When I purchased these from the florist yesterday afternoon, only one poppy was out, and within 24 hours they have all but popped, I still have 5 in bud. The nice surprise is you also don't know what colour they will be until they open, I have so far some creamy whites, soft peachy pinks one bright orange and quite a few daffodil yellows. So cheerful on a gloomy winters day.