I made a Happy Village at last (from Karen Eckmeier's book Happy Villages). The Nursing Home who were looking after my mother-in-law asked if I could make something for their Christmas Raffle and it seemed like an ideal opportunity to try one of these. Sadly, my MIL died last Thursday, but it was good to finish this off in her memory.
So many mothers-in-law can be difficult, I know, but mine was wonderful, never critical or interfering, always supportive and interested, and I shall miss her a great deal.
At the weekend we had a Peruvian friend visiting us. He started as a business contact of my husbands, and in due course he and his family became our great friends. On this occasion he was visiting on business, and came alone. I wanted to make a Christmas present for his wife. The table runner I made a couple of weeks ago worked up so well and so quickly I decided to make it for her in Christmas fabrics. I think it's worked out quite well.