Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Swap Gifts.

Finally Christmas day dawned - 5am i was poked awake . Oh well may as well get up & open all those lovely gifts awaiting me. First up was my Santa Sack from Kaye in the Santa Sack swap hosted by Cheryll. My beautiful sack full of goodies.

My fabulous goodies,
I was so spoilt by Kaye. Thanks so much Kaye for all my fabulous goodies & Cheryll for running the swap. Next sack was from Marilyn in Karen's  Christmas Angels Swap,
& inside was all the wonderful goodies,
Love them all thanks Marilyn. Spoilt again. :) Thanks Karen for running the swap. Next was my present from the SSCS swap run by Chookyblue. This is what Gracie sent me,
Love the colour of the apron. Thanks Gracie for my gifts & to Chookyblue for running the swap. I was sent a little gift from Cheryll for being in her week of showing our Christmas decorations,
Lovely fabrics thanks Cheryll. Our online group did a 6 item swap for Christmas & this is what Kate sent me,
Thanks Kate i love the gifts. Thanks Maree for running the swap. I've surely been spoil this Christmas. Thanks so much for making my Christmas extra special.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, December 24, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

2 finishes

Last night i finished this Gail Pan hanging,
I made this peanut cushion yesterday for my daughter's Christmas present. Sewing in the stinking heat isn't fun & then my daughter dropped in to visit in the middle of sewing so i had to make sure she didn't see it. :)

Happy Sewing,

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Get Together

Yesterday i went to a lovely lunch with friends. Laughed & chatted for hours. A very wonderful day. We exchange handmade gifts with each other. I made these this year.



For the ladies. The men received homemade green tomato chutney & i was told another needed stubby coolers so that's what i gave hm. :)

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, December 15, 2012

1 Xmas Item

Today is the last posting of 1 Xmas Item a month for 2012. I finished Merry Mistletoe - the little stitcheries shown here - last night. Thanks Michelle for sharing them with us.
Happy Stitching,

Friday, December 14, 2012

5th Day Of Christmas Decorations.


I wasn't "allowed" to hang any hand made decorations on my tree this year. As i have very limited wall space i chose only 2 sets of decorations to hang under my windows. I had to take 2 shots to fit them in. The hexies are from the same pattern as the Dresden table topper i showed yesterday.
The little bags were sent to me last year in Chookyblue's SSCS. I think they are an Anni Downs pattern
Stitchery from a freebie pattern by Kaaren from 2 years ago.
Almost forgot these. They are Tupperware baubles that i fill every year with jelly beans & hang on the tree. Pop on over to Cheryll's to see who is sharing today.

Happy Stitching,


Thursday, December 13, 2012

4th Day Of Christmas Decorations

Today i'm showing
Snow & Santa my friendly door greeters,
Gail Pan table runner, & 2 felt candle mats
some Santas by Cath, a singing snowman, candles & tablemat by Nikki
Pop on over to Cherylls to see who else is posting their Christmas decorations.

Happy Stitching,



Wednesday, December 12, 2012

3rd day of Xmas decorations

Just a few decorations this morning.
Nativity & an English Village. They both light up. The front piece of the village some of the characters move.
Hanging from Michelle's pattern, couple of Jim Shore ornaments. The stand the hanging cat is on plays music, Santa's, reindeeer's ceramic nativity, & table mat from Bronwyn's patterns. The Ho Ho Ho bought this year at the local cheapie shop. I wasn't going to buy any more decorations but it wanted to come home with me. :)

Happy Stitching,


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

2nd day of Xmas Decorations

Today's decoration are my trees. I was in Big W a few weeks back & they had a huge box of purple decorations for just $10. Not all of them were put on the tree. though, :)
& my hand made one
Pop on over to Cheryll's to see who else is posting their Christmas decorations.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, December 10, 2012

First Day Of Xmas Decorations

I've joined Cheryll's
I'll start with my hangings,



I didn't put all of them out this year. Just a few. :)

Happy Stitching,


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Friday Night With Friends

Last night i joined in with Cheryll's Friday Night With Friends stitching. I finally finished off the little Christmas stitcheries Michelle shared with our online group through out the year. I was way behind but slowly over the last few days caught up. I finished "cookie" last night & the satin stitch on the blocks.
Thank's Cheryll for running this again.

Happy Stitching,
PS: Visit Michelle for a copy of Merry Mistletoe pattern

Thursday, December 6, 2012

SSCS parcel

Yesterday my parcel arrived from my Secret Santa in Chookyblue's SSCS swap. Thanks Chookyblue for running the swap again this year.
 My partner Gracie sent me this beautiful beaded ornament. Underneath in very tiny cross stitch is our initials.
 Thanks Gracie i love it. Not the best photo i know, it was hard trying to get a good photo showing the 3 beaded sides.

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monday Makings

Last year i'd been given a card making kit. I had forgotten about until i got the box of Christmas decorations out. Yesterday i made the cards up.
Also on the agenda was soap making
After putting decorations up Saturday Bella thought she needed to be on display too. :)
Happy Stitching,





Sunday, December 2, 2012

Lucky, Lucky, Me :)

Lots of lovely goodies have arrived for me to put under my tree.
From Kaye in the Santa Sack swap run by Cheryll.
From Marilyn in the swap run by Karen.
From Kate in our online group swap. Thanks to all for my lovely goodies & to Cheryll, Karen & Maree for running these fabulous swaps.

Happy Stitching,



Friday, November 30, 2012

Hexagon Finish

In a recent Country Threads magazine i found a gorgeous pattern by by Michelle.. As i love hexagons & embroidery i had to make it. Finally finished it yesterday after a few delays along the way.
Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pendant & cooking

 My parcel arrived yesterday from Joanne. I'd been admiring a pendant for a while & decided to buy it. Joanne also included some of her beautiful illustrated cards.
My pendant

Cute little hare & oakleaf on purple cords. :) Love Joanne's fabulous designs & illustrations.

Saturday saw me doing some cooking.
 Strawberry, raspberry & rosewater jam,
 ginger beer plant,
green tomato pickles
Raspberry cordial

Happy Stitching,





Monday, November 26, 2012

Belated 1 Christmas Item Posting

 My camera was awol yesterday so i couldn't do my posting for 1 Xmas Item a month hosted by Narelle


These 2 ornies were from the Aurifil blog hop. The top one is a Gail Pan design. Can't remember who designed the bottom one.

Happy Stitching,


Christmas hangings

 This afternoon i found some sewjo to put my hanging together that needed to have some of blocks restitched due to me cutting them the wrong...