Wednesday, December 29, 2010

May Christmas angels watch over you....

How could I resist Nat Birds latest book 'Tis The Season? As soon as I spotted the little scrap book on the front cover I knew I had to make one! I used a different stitchery from what Nat used in the book, as I thought the little angel was so sweet and really wanted to stitch her first. The little bag in the book with hexagons is on the 'to do' list. In fact everything in the book is so cute and easy to make (which we all like)

Bye For Now

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Monday, December 27, 2010

What I sent my swap partner....

This is the quilt I made for my swap partner Tonje/Nemo for the SSCS... a mini version from Anni Downs 'A Christmas Story' book

The little ornaments from Nancy Holversens book 'Sew Necessary' book. I also included a Sally Giblin bag pattern and some fabric (but forgot to take a pic)

I have been taking it pretty easy and doing some handstitching, still have plenty of leftovers in the fridge and its so nice not to have to worry too much about meals. The build up before Christmas with 3 kids is pretty tiring, and I always enjoy boxing day onwards and can now sew guilt free! Next post I hope to have some finished projects to show.

Bye for Now

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

My SSCS Pressie!

I feel truly spoilt with what Ranette my SSCS partner made for me, as you can see it's truly gorgeous!!!

Also included was a notepad set, playing cards (with quilt designs) and a lovely pincushion

Thankyou so very much Ranette for making my Christmas so much more special and Chooky for all your organising and making it all happen!!!!

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Getting Close Now!

I have been dragging out everything in readiness for the big day Saturday. There's only going to be the 5 of us here for lunch Christmas day (unlike last year when I had 15!) The forecast for Saturday is to be about 24...which is just the right temp for me.

The little serviette holders I made last year, from Nancy Hoversens 'Santa's Coming' Book.

I won't get a chance to do a another post before Christmas, so I wanted to wish everyone in Blogland a safe and Merry Christmas!!!!

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Finally some stitching!

A quick look through some craft books last night had me itching to do some stitching! Hubby is usually given a work diary before the new year, and I usually have to buy mine and then make a fabric cover, but this year we have been given 4! Hubby will not be getting a fabric cover for his of course, so I am going to cover 3 and then choose a favourite to keep, and maybe give the others for gifts.

The little verse with the stitchery is 'Cherished memories are held in the heart forever'
I couldn't resist Natalie Birds stitchery "From the Heart' it really has some lovely stitcheries in it! This is going on the front of one of the diaries and I might stitch a couple of my own designs for the others.

When the sun comes out, out come the bumble bees! We have had quite a bit of rain over the few weeks (nothing like in other areas) enough so I don't have to water the vegies, which is good.

I am finally feeling that I am getting on top of all the Christmas jobs...which is a good thing as its only less than a week away! Lol!

Enjoy your week

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

'Tis the Silly Season!

Wish I had lots of sewing to show as that's what I really want to be doing, but most of my time has been painting walls and varnishing timber in readiness for new kitchen bench/dishwasher under the stairs. Didn't realise what a hoarder I was until I had to take everything out of our old cupboards before they were removed!

The kids have been busy at school, and it always seems that everything is crammed into the last few camp, swimming
lessons which has made the kids tired and crabby. The last day of school is tomorrow(yay!), which they spend having a picnic at the beach, and has always been a tradition even when I was at primary school.

The Christmas stockings I made a few years each for the kids.

The next couple of days I hope to make my Christmas pudding and cake...the christmas cake is made by melting the butter (same as pudding) which makes it nice and easy.

Enjoy your week

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