Friday, October 26, 2012

Feels Like Christmas

Why you ask ?  I've been busy sewing  for Aussie Hero Quilts. The laundry bags have been packed along with other goodies and posted.

As a migrant making presents for family at home (well I thought of it as home then) I started early. Parcles had to be posted by mid September to make it in time for Christmas. Working on the laundry bags, finding extras to  fill the boxes,writing out customs declarations and then tripping off to the Post Office all seemed so familar and made me feel happy.  The best part .... if the parcel is under 2kg it's free.
 All the hustle and bustle reminded me of Christmas long ago you know the feeling of giving a handmade gift. As quilters we've all use our talent for others all the time.

The laundry bags are posted.  I sure hope Santa knows where to go.

I've also been playing

The start

Auditioning possibilities

More triangles flipped turned and tumbled and I have a top ready to quilt and send .  Closing post for Deployed Service Personal is Dec 7th so stitch in the ditch and maybe a simple meander in the yellow strips or maybe not.

All this is from the stash and I have really enjoyed making it knowing how much the laundry bags and quilts mean to all the guys and gals who won't be home for Christmas.

If you would like to contribute there are lots of ways. Even just some blocks for block of the month. Check it out the button is on my side bar.

A quiet weekend with birthday celebrations for DD#2 on Sunday. Enjoy yours whatever you do.


kaiteM said...

Everything looks very creative, and isn't it a feel good exercise to send stuff overseas, especially when the postage is free. I've been knitting mini christmas stockings for a few homeless kids, it's that time of year again.

Nat Palaskas said...

I hope Santa won't tell! I post parcels around the world too, but so far only thinking about posting! Hand made gifts are best and your are so colourful - have a lovely weekend - xoxo

ria vogelzang said...

You did a great job! Santa can be proud of you!! ;))
Enjoy your sewing and stitching!
Love, Ria.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I really like your tumbled triangles, they make such a great pattern. Your smart starting Christmas early. I really should start thinking about it so it's not a last minute rush.