Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Lets Stitch Together

My Secret Santa partner in our online group for the Christmas swap was Kerrie. These lovely gifts arrived Thursday
A 6 item swap we are allowed to open 5 with the main gift going under the tree.
My beautiful gifts from Kerrie & a special one form Kerrie's granddaughter. Love them all thanks ever so much Kerrie.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, December 22, 2014

Last finish before Christmas

Chilly penguins has been waiting patiently for a few days for me to finish them. Yesterday was the day.
Such a cute stitchery form Natalie Bird.

Happy Stitching,

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Making blocks

On Tuesday Joshua put out a call for quilters to make Hashtag blocks for quilts for the victims of the Sydney siege. You can read about the request here. Wednesday i set to choosing fabrics as the request was for white & tone on tone fabrics to make the quilts look like rainbows.
The blocks i mailed of Thursday

Yesterday i spent making Santa stocking for the GS's
Such fun - not. The pattern just says to sew them together not stating which front & back to sew together. I decided i'd add wadding & lining to give them more substance. First stocking went together well even though my machine hates sewing wadding that doesn't have a backing over it. Then trouble struck. Apparently the red one on the right possibly should be the back of the stocking on the left. I do wish the little info given on the panel said so. Now i have a spare red piece to make into a stocking when i get some more Xmas fabric.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, December 20, 2014

What i did on FNSI

Thankyou Wendy for not only hosting us last night but throughout the year. Do pop over & visit Wendy to see what the other lovelies who joined last night got up to. My day started out with a visit to Spotlight. Only purchased 3 small things & nothing to do with quilting. Owl thingies for my daughter for Xmas. Next to Bargain Box for toy stuffing.

Home again it was time to tackle the owl. Fabric had been bought a few years back to make 2 owls & of course never done. I had 2 greens & 2 purples. I consulted another daughter as to which would be best together & we went with the 2 purples. Looks like if the other owl ever gets done, highly unlikely, it will be green. :)
This is the result of the days sewing. Sewing those wings in was a struggle. I'd pinned the darn things well but upon turning out discovered an issue. I was ready to through the darn thing in the bin i can tell you by the time the wing was back in place. Time for a break & a cup of tea.

Next up was to deal with the meat in the fridge. We now have a lovely batch of meat patties & a batch of meatballs all ready for an easy meal any night i don't feel like cooking. Oh lets face it i hardly feel like cooking anytime. :) lol.

After tea the owl got stuffed & his/her base put on. Just hope my daughter likes it now.
I ended my night working on these. Finished love which is block 2 & then started hope.

Happy Stitching,

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Today's the day.....

to open our Santa Sack in the swap run by lovely Cheryll. Now the question is should i or shouldn't i. Well if you are reading this blog post you know i did open them. :) My partner was Sharon & i just love what she sent me.
Beautiful wallhanging,
shoe bag,
fabric & gorgeous thread,
needlecase & tissue holder,
inside of needlecase,
a wonderful dilly bag. We decided on a bag rather than sack or stocking.
Social tote - top,
social tote - side. I'll love you forever for making me this Sharon. :)
My beautiful gifts together. I meant to take another photo as i realised later the choccies weren't there. I'd put them on the box beside me as i was opening the other gifts. Thankyou Sharon for my wonderful gifts. I love them all. Thankyou Cheryll for running the swap again for us this year. I always enjoy the Santa Sack swap.

Happy Stiching