I was planning on spending a few hours in the garden this morning before the weather heated up too much. I did make a start but the flies were so bad and I’m sure the fly repellant I was using was just attracting all of the fly relatives visiting for the holidays …….... arrggghhh!!!! I will have to try and find my fly net before I venture out again…..….they are a must have accessory at this time of the year on the farm - don’t look very attractive but they keep the flies off your face. So I decided that since my gardening plans were karputted I would do a blog post.
I hope that everyone had a great Christmas……I did. I am very lucky as I have been able to spend every one of my 47 years with my Mum for Christmas lunch. As we live so close to both sides of our family we spend the evening meal with Russell’s family. Our Christmas lunch table grew this year as we welcomed boyfriends to join in the Goode family feast. I guess it’s the next phase that our family is going through and we all had a great time and my brother even took Hannah and my nephew Alexander down to the dam for some fishing…….Pete always has a few rods in his car……he is an avid fisherman……….and I mean AVID don’t I Andrea!!!!. Well they guys didn’t catch anything but Hannah caught 2 large yellow bellies that we released in the dam about 15 years ago……go girl!
My plans this year for a handmade Christmas disintegrated somewhere in early December when I knew that time was running out so I settled on just a few handmade presents. One of these was a satchel for Emma, which I made out of the ‘Suzani’ fabric range by Michelle Marvig.
I was really happy with the way it turned out…….and so was Emma…….and I’m keen to make myself one now…..but out of the green fabric which I love sooooo much. The flap has 2 appliqued patches from the main fabric which added an extra touch. The pattern is by Nicole Mallalieu. You can check out Nicole's website or her blog .
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