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Christmas and other Pressies…final post, I hope!

This is my second post (and last!) of Christmas gifts which I made.  All the ladies in my family received handmade gifts, mainly zipper pouches, peg bags or tote bags, oh and scarfs (no pictures, forgot to take some before they were wrapped but will pester the recipitants for one!).   Is it just me, or do you guys struggle to give things away when you’ve made them? I kinda get attached, and make things that I’d like, but will only make things for those who I think will appreciate them. I didn’t find it cheaper making things if I account for my time.  If I’d have spent the same amount of time at work working overtime I’d have been quids in!  But I wouldn’t have been as happy! Here’s one last pic, an after Christmas Pressie!  Oh, go one then, one more…… Edited with BlogPad Pro

A busy day…..chilli, new top & an afternoon with friends….

I had that Sunday feeling again today (ie woke up with the urge to sew) only this week I wasn’t starting work at 8am like last Sunday. Weekend off…..YEA…..!!! Don’t get so many of them. Wasn’t sure how I was going to squeeze in a little project today tho, I had to make a BIG pan of chilli and be at the cricket club for 12. All the kids who have played in Yorkshire Under 11’s B team this year were having an end of season getting together. Mums & Dads too….well, idea was for mums to get together and kids and dads would tag along. We picked today as it was my weekend off, but DOH, forgot Harrison was going to France for the weekend with school! When I got up at 8:30 I should really have started making the chilli, but nooooo, I got my sewing machine out instead. I’d recently bought an easy pattern for some tops which should help reduce the size of my stash.  I decided to try it out …