I've signed up to be a Birthday-Love Stash quilter with Wendy from Sugarlane Quilts.
Here's how Wendy explained the new group;
I have the same problem every year........ someone’s birthday rocks around and I
am TOTALLY unprepared for it and end up making something and sending it weeks
(and sometimes months!!!) later.....or offering some feeble excuse and feeling
exceptionally bad!!!!! I am known as the ultimate procrastinator...... So for
2013, I thought I’d try something a little bit different and thought, if you're
like me, you might just want to join me!
Each month I will round up a
number of different free patterns off the web, just simple but very lovely
things, to make for birthday gifts....and each month I WILL COMMIT to making
something (because I’ll be prepared!), and stashing them away for when the time
is right to parcel them up and send them off so they arrive ON TIME for some
lucky birthday gal or guy!
So, are you in the same boat as me??? Are
you itching to join me in creating your own Birthday Love Stash???
So if that sounds good to you too, click on the link to Wendy's full post Birthday-Love Stash 2013 & join us.
I plan to start by making a stash of cards - why let the fact that I am not a card maker stop me - simple will be the key & I have scounted up some ideas already.....
Another great blog for constant project ideas is The House On The Side Of The Hill with our gorgeous Melody. She searches high & low and comes up with great ideas & projects.
And here's one I found today - a Christmas block as I just can't seem to get past Christmas crafts yet and it is a beauty.
This is by Erin from One Piece at a Time, from a 2011 quilt-a-long. You can download the instructions and make it in to what ever takes your fancy. Applique & a bit of stitchery - bliss!
I've filled out my diary - yes I still prefer a paper book like a scheduler at home, electronic at work. My first occasions are a Fat Quarter Birthday Club member on January 11th & my gorgeous Uncle Gordon who turns 89 on January 12th. What do you send by post to NZ to a man who never asks for anything for such a big birthday..... It was books, including The Royal Flying Doctor stories for Christmas as Uncle Gordon was the Head Ambulance driver in our home town for 30+ years. I have to ring home & beg for ideas.....
Out for lunch on a day in Blenheim with Uncle Gordon Christmas 2010
So if you need a bit of pressie prompting like me, join us in this group.