Well I have managed to unchain my self from my machine as I have been very busy finishing of quilt's that people want for Christmas, as well getting ahead so I can have some time off over the holidays with the boys and not feel guilty about the work I should be doing. In between this I have started to put together the sampler quilt I only have two more rows and then the borders. Although I have found a few mistakes in the pattern so I have had to remake a few things but luck they were generous with the fabric, I guess this sometimes happens.
As for these funny looking oranges ( yes they where once a orange) I have been making clove balls every year since the boys where baby's . They have to dry abit and then you can tie a ribbon around them with some Cinnamon sticks on top , they are a great present to give some one . All I can say is the house smells so yummy at the moment as they have a great smell. I have tried them with lemons as well and the smell is amazing. My Nana still has the few my Auntie made here at school and that was over 40 years ago . When you pack away your tree if you put some in the box over time the tree will have the same smell and they also keep away the bugs.
Take care and happy sewing
Big Hugs Bec