Then I made a start to sewing a skirt for my mum's Christmas. This is the material I chose.
It's a knitted fabric so I was kind of dreading sewing it but, so far it's working out really well. Let's hope it continues that way when I make the lining which is also out of a knitted fabric. Eeek!
And here are the Christmas jewels I spoke of - the dried fruit soaking in some brandy overnight to be made into a Christmas cake tomorrow.
I'm not fond of Christmas cake myself but I love the way this fruit looks in the bowl. Very jewel-like!