Monday, November 28, 2011

Show & Tell

Recently i won a pattern from Michelle. Michelle let the winners choose their own patterns so i chose this delightful pattern. Thanks Michelle. I love it.
I bought this layer cake from Jane. Just love the colours of it.
I've been wanting a new machine for quite a while. Due to, what i though was a problem with my machine, i took my machine down to the shop to be looked at. Turns out the brand new needle i put in the day before, came out of the packet bent. Only thing i didn't double check before going to the shop. Boy did i feel a dill. :) Whilst there i got to talking about machines & decided to trade my machine on a new one which also happened to be on sale. This is my Christmas present to myself. Finally got to sew with it today. Lot's of learning to do as it's so different to my old machine.
I also got these in the mail recently.
Jennifer's latest novel & quilt book. Boy the book was a surprise. Last book Sarah was having the babies & this book they are all grown & 1 is getting married. What happened to the in between years?

Saturday this box of yummy goodness arrived for me from Pat who is my partner in the Advent swap. They were neatly packed but i arranged them in order in readiness to start opening on Thursday. :) oo i can't wait. Hee hee.
Saturday night & Sunday saw us decorating with all the Christmas goodies. I ran out of room to hang/ place all the goodies i made this year & i didn't even get half done what i wanted to make. :). lol Looks like i have a big list for next year.
These 2 charming fellows greet you at the door. They are new this year.
Next to the door are these,
This is beside the kitchen door. I had to take all the bags & hats down to hang this here as there wasn't space any where else. My lounge doesn't have a lot of wall space unfortunately.
I made 2 table toppers this year & a table runner. As the kitchen table has the runner & the coffee table 1 of the toppers,
i hung the other topper here.
Everything i made has some how found a home for the Christmas season. :) Even the 3 bags which i forgot to take a photograph of.

Happy Sewing,








20 comments:

shez said...

jeanette i love it so many beautiful xmas projects,you could do guided tours through your house it is spectacular,well done and love the 2 guys at the door,lol.

Narelle said...

Oh I adore how you've decorated your home ... so lovely!
I have those 2 books on my Christmas Wish List :o)
Enjoy your advent goodies.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

All your Christmas decos look so good....and I know you box of from Pat will have some amazing stuff inside...

Fiona said...

Your home is looking lovely ... so pretty and full of home made goodness.... I love that you had a bent machine needle and came home with a new machine!!! You will have so much fun with your new friend...
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love your decorating Jeanette. Looks very festive....good to find another crazy kringle decorator like myself. Hope you enjoy your pattern.

Michelle said...

The Christmas decor looks fabulous...looks like you've had fun!

Cheryll said...

Oh WOW Jeanette.. your decorations are just fantastic. Love 'em all! :)
Oooo I'll have to get mine down.

rosie said...

Oh my goodness... that's spectacular!! I haven't even started and you have done so much..
Love your new machine...
I took a camera with no film to the shop one day and came out very embarrassed!!!

Sheila said...

Wow Jeanette , you sure have lots of lovely decorations , looks great. I noticed the row by row wall hanging and it was nice to see as I completely forgot yours was Christmas ,looks great! I like your new machine , that should be lots of fun to learn ,have fun!!!
hugs Sheila

Linda said...

Love all your decorations!
Congrats on your new machine!!! Enjoy!!!

Cottage Tails said...

Love your new machine ... but arn't you not to meant to open pressies until the 25th - grin!

I hope I get the books in my stocking.

Love Leanne

Cat said...

WOW look at all of your handmade goodness !! I LOVE it xx

Terry said...

I'm reading The Wedding Quilt now and I too was surprised to find it taking place 25 years in the future. For some reason this book isn't holding my attention like the other ones did.

Vicki ♥ said...

All your Christmas decorations look great Jeanette :) You have been very busy and everything looks soo good :) Love the two at the door :) Hugs Vicki x

Bev C said...

Hello Jeannette, I thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas tour of your home. All that sewing on display really looks so lovely. Now, a bent needle,must try that one to get a new machine. Enjoy and have fun with it.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Lots of pretty decorations!

Hmmmm, about the book. I am a couple behind; but that is disappointing. I'll have to try to catch up soon anyway though.

Allie said...

Congrats on your darling win from Michelle! Your new machine is wonderful....I had a needle bend so much one time, it looked like an upholstery needle. Never heard of one coming that way out of the package! I don't think I've read the wedding quilt yet, I too wonder what happened in between...maybe I'll wait to read it.

Your home looks so lovely and festive and welcoming - so many beautiful things you've made, I love it!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

You will love the new machine! I own her sister, and they are like girlfriends for life - so much fun and always there to stitch with when you're feelin' down.
What a wonderfully festive home!!! Love it all!
Hugs
Jenny
xxx

Val said...

Everything looks fabulous. It is such fun to decorate. I love the little greeters at the door :)

Wendy said...

Wow, this is beautiful. I saw your post before but had to come back when I really had time to look at everything. How I wish I had been doing some Christmas sewing throughout the year. I definitely will have to make that a goal in the New Year. I really love the dresden topper, especially with the embroidery! Happy Holidays!