Monday, 22 December 2008

Flu and all that....

Oh my. It's been a bit crazy here for the last fortnight! Both DH and I came down with the dreaded lurgy, and are only just feeling normal, aside from a nasty cough that just won't shift!

Despite that, I've managed to get pretty much all my cards and presents out on time, and have taken part in an Ornament swap on Aunty's Forum

I made this for Pauline.....



....using a basic beaded net pattern by Jill Oxton, to which I added my own design of drops.

In return I got this from Lynne...



which I just love and have got on my Christmas tree.


I so enjoyed doing the purple one, I decided to make another one for my friend Debs. It would all have been ok if she'd used purple and silver on her tree this year! But no, she opted for gold and green, so I couldn't use the purple baubles I still had from before. I had to wait until we were fit enough to get the decorations down from the loft, so I could furtle around in the boxes to find a gold bauble with the "right" sort of top (has to have straight sides round the loop, not slanted - sigh!). Luckily we did have a spare one, so I then proceeded to make this.....



I hope she likes it! It took a little bit longer than I'd hoped for, partly because it's bigger than the lilac one! Count the rows of beads - there's 3 rows on the purple, and 5 on the gold.... LOL

Right - I'm off - my ironing board awaits and I have bedlinen to get in the machine ready for the impending arrival of my Mother..... TTFN!

8 comments:

Shellie said...

the baubles are gorgeous Diane.
hope you are feeling much better very soon
hugs Shellie

Julie said...

They are gorgeous Diane!!

Alexandria said...

These ornaments are beautiful! I've been wanting to make a beaded ornament, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

Tonya said...

Very nice. I also wanted to let you know Patch work pjs is now http://tuesdaysattonyas.blogspot.com Sorry for the inconvience of changing things up.
Merry Christmas!

Rainbow said...

I love my bauble Diane!!!And I am sorry for changing my colour scheme....perhaps I will go back to lilac next year!

Kathryn said...

WOW -- the ornament you made is so BEAUTIFUL -- love the beading!

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

Hope you feel better soon!
Take care
kathryn

melody zahara said...

WOW..that beading is gorgeous chickie ~ all three bulbs are BEA..U..TIFUL! hope you're feeling better. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

creativemindsstampalike said...

Gorgeous!!!!

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