Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Christmas in July

Some friends of ours have a 'Christmas in July' dinner party every year and we went along on Saturday night. There were five couples and Romily came along to entertain and be entertained by our friends' youngest daughter Emily. Romily adores Emily, who is 11, and Emily is quite the little mummy, so enjoys looking after Rom.

We had a lovely night and it was good to catch up with friends - some of whom we haven't seen for a while, being the social recluses we are!

One of the highlights of the night is the Kris Kringle present giving - you bring along a present each of very low dollar value and pick one out of the basket in return. I decided to make them this year, winning me lots of brownie points with our hostess, who is a keen patchworker!

First I made a set of four 'criss-cross coasters' from a tutorial posted long ago on the fabulous Allsorts blog, from some Christmas fabrics I had in my 'stash'.Then I made a casserole mat from my own design - working out setting triangles for the first time in the process. It finished up about 13" square. I was very happy how this one turned out and may make some more for Christmas presents this year.All going well here. Lots of Braxton Hicks (practice) contractions and finding it hard to sleep...all good signs that the pregnancy is finishing up nicely. (I'm not enjoying being so tired all the time, but hey, it's good preparation for all those sleepless nights after the birth!)

6 comments:

Joyce said...

Nice Christmas presents although I'm not sure I'd want to make an extra set of gifts right now. Once a year is enough for me. Lol.
Good luck with the imminent arrival!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Great Christmas ideas! I love Christmas in July - somehow the colder weather is more conducive to all that rich heavy food. Best wishes for a safe and speedy delivery - hope you get some rest before the little one arrives!

ozjane said...

Clever lady...working out setting triangles. I have some to do on a quilt and my friend keeps saying, wait till I am there, and then forgets she has said it, so I might copy your example and try it on something smaller.
They look great.
Must get down my Dresdens....

anne bebbington said...

Great casserole mat and coasters - glad to hear all is going to plan with baby

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Gabrielle said...

Glad to hear everything is going so well with the pregnancy. It's been great just catching up with your last few posts, I love the owl, and the strawberries and cream quiltis amazing. And you were at the snow too, although perhaps on a different weekend!