We all look forward to our birthdays until we get a certain age, and then boom, we just wish it would not happen, or perhaps it’s that reminder that we are just getting b+older 🙂 …
My dad when he turned 40, started counting backwards at each of his birthdays.. He wasn’t what I’d call a vain man either, but for some reason if you asked him his age, he’d always tell you what his age was by subtracting his age from the number 40.. He didn’t make it to be 80 years old so that he could say he was 0, but it just reminds me how young we all really are and at 56 this year, I really don’t feel like I am 56.
Today, I’ll just reflect and remember that my life has been good, I’m lucky to be married to a wonderful man who has put up with me for 32 years now and that’s even longer than my own parents were married for. I have my family and Franks family, and I’ve made some amazing friends here just by blogging. What else could I ask for? Not much… but today I have a few things for you…
Last year at this time, I had a giveaway offered by DJ Inkers for ya’ll, they gave away an amazing cd of their artwork and this year they are doing it again with their Holidays Around The World CD.. It’s an oldie, but a goodie..
I know it’s been awhile since I said I’d have this completed as a whole pattern, but I had to completely rewrite the patterns due to an error I made with the individual patterns. Not that the individual patterns are affected in regards to putting the pattern together, the error was basically the way I was creating patterns at the time. So to make it into a whole pattern, I had to completely rewrite all of the individual patterns.
It is available here on Craftsy, and at my Payhip site for those of you who have been asking me to release it.
You can still read and find the individual blocks for sale on the original post pages. This is the only way they will be available individually.
Yep, it’s getting close, two more weeks and we will be done.. Can you believe it.. I know, some of you may have lost a bit of faith in me after Little Treasures took longer than it should have but I really have tried to commit to a schedule I could keep with Oh Holy Night.
I also know I’m a day late, but better a day than 3.. I do apologize, I’ve just had one of those days where nothing has gone the way I thought it would, I’d intended to have this out early in the afternoon and then one thing just led to another.
So here we are… Week 9, and just 3 more weeks to go. How are you coming on your project, are you finishing the shapes each week? I’d love to see what your up to, why not upload yours to the Flickr Group so I can see how you are coming along.
This block is an 8×8 shape, the pdf includes both the reversed and non-reversed shapes. It does also include machine embroidery files. However, because there are so few outlines, using the markers makes more sense.
Here we are in week 8 and close to finishing up.. This week is the Shepherd Boy, and the two sheep. These are very very easy to applique. While the boy does have more shapes than the sheep do, it’s still an easy shape to put together.
No tutorials this week, just straight downloads to your shapes of the week.