I went to Bury this morning and bought myself a self healing cutting mat from The Works. I have also ordered a ruler and a cutting tool that according to the rules of patchwork every self-respecting quilter must have. In the meantime, I will continue to improvise and use Thomas' school ruler and a pair of scissors.
I also bought these 2 gift sets. The TT racing one is for Mark's cousin who is a bike fanatic and has been to the TT races a fair few times and the explorer one is for Mark's Dad.
Mum's Christmas present also arrived today. She quite often complains that she feels hemmed in and bored over winter. She enjoys gardening and pottering outside during the better weather but struggles to keep occupied when the nights draw in. So, I've bought her this cushion tapestry kit. She enjoys doing crafty things but is put off because she doesn't actually want the end product if that makes sense. However, I really like this, so I'm giving it to her for Christmas and I will tell her that when she's completed it she can give it back to me.
I can't believe the big day is only 4 weeks away. I've got most things but I'll have to get a wiggle on and get all those little bits and pieces sorted out over the next couple of weeks.