Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Last minute finishes.

Today being the last of November & last day for this months OPAM i figured i'd better finish a few things that have been half done. I finished another sewing kit,
this time in red,
these baubles & bird,
i bought these as a pattern/kit from Marg Low.
I found this pattern in a fairly recent handmade,
it's filled with rose potpourri as well as stuffing. It's smells divine in my lounge room.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, November 28, 2011

Show & Tell

These arrived 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?

Happy Sewing,

Friday, November 25, 2011

1 Xmas Item a month

Today being the 25th it's 1 Item a month day hosted by Narelle. Thanks Narelle for hosting this, i doubt i would've got as much made as i did otherwise. :) I've already posted a few Xmas items this month but i made these ornaments in the last week.
I bought the pattern as a kit & it made 6. The other one is winging it's way to ??? to???? for a swap. So i can't show it or another ornament i made until my swap partners receive them.

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sewing & Swaps

Time has run away with me again but i have been busy sewing & getting my swaps finished/gathered to post & now apart from my ornament swaps they are all on their way.
I finally finished this off. It's only been sitting there nearly all year. :)
A sewing kit.
The other side.
Worked on Shell's latest block of her BOM. Drop by her blog to see the sneaky peek of next years free BOM. I can't wait as it looks fabulous.

Of course some of the things in the swaps i can't show until Christmas but i can show this. I made it back in August for a swap that supposedly never arrived.
The teapot cover in the Tilda swap.
This parcel went off to my partner in the SSCS over in ????,
The advent swap goodies for Pat in Narromine,
and these goodies went to ??  in ?? for a 6 item swap i participated in.

Happy Sewing,

Monday, November 7, 2011

I've finished

I've just spent most of the last 3 weeks attending a Cert II in Business. I'm finally finished & have a shiny piece of paper saying i've passed. The course was one reason i didn't think i'd get those quilts done last month & why not a lot of sewing got done either. Tomorrow i'll be back at the machine to get things done for presents & swap. I did finish this last night though.
I had thought of making them for swaps but being all hand done it's not any easy thing to put together. After finishing it i decided that this one would be the only one i made.
The last pattern arrived today from the Christmas Club I've been in. A gorgeous pattern by Bronwyn Hayes. Sandy included a cute pair of scissors as a gift to us. Thankyou Sandy for running the club & the lovely gifts you've included.

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A finish

Saturday i cut the borders & glove out for the pillow. I spent Sunday night & Monday night appliqueing the glove,finishing the embroidery & adding beads & buttons. Yesterday i added the backing & made my first November finish. :)

Happy Stitching,


 I started FNSI making bias strips. I had several pieces left from when i made the blocks that were long enough to use so i counted how many...