Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I'm on holidays!!!

Today was my last day of work at school. It was so much fun - we had the class party for the students which was fabulous with lots and lots of yummy food then we did a little more work then once the students were gone we had staff nibbles and drinks. I feel like I have been eating all day.As we are such a small school we are able to do little extras to make the day really special for the students. I don't start work again until the end of January.
Last week I went to my craft wind-up and every year we have a challenge - this year we had to use the phrase Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. Well, as usual I didn't get mine done until the last week - every year I swear I will get it done sooner but I don't know where the time goes. For my challenge I took the phrase as a wedding theme and made this cream satin cushion. The photo is of my parents on their wedding day 60 years ago. Sadly my father died many years ago but Mum lives in a nearby town. This is the only photo she has of their wedding as it was a time when money was very short (my kids cannot believe she has only one photo) so I decided to make this for her for Christmas. I scanned the photo and put it onto fabric then made up the cushion - I must say I am very happy with it and I am sure she will love it on Christmas Day.

I'm hoping to finish my Christmas shopping off this week and then it is only the food I need to sort out - I have lots of recipes I am wanting to try so must get organised tomorrow.



Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh SuzyQ...
Sweetie that pillow is just so exquisite. I love the picture and I love the little bit of gathering (roushing)you did on the pillow. I can't tell for sure just how you did it, but it is so beautiful. Your Moma is going to cry. It will make her so happy.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful talents today with me. I love it.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Rhondi said...

Thanks for joining the pillow party today. I'm sure your mother must have loved the pillow you made for her. What a treasure to give her. It's nice to meet you

Mahek said...

Lovely photo and gift for your mom...
How did you put the scanned photo onto the pillow cover ?