Saturday, November 7, 2020

FNwF November

 Yesterday i joined in with Friday Night with Friends hosted by our very lovely Cheryll. 

 I've joined in a couple of Christmas swaps & needed to make a decoration for 1 & plan out the gifts for the other. After sorting through patterns & cutting fabric out i settled in for a short machine sewing session making up triangles to turn into decorations.

Then some more sorting through my SIL's stash. It is giving me a headache. I'm coming to the stage, because i'm over internet buyers because they just don't read what i write, that i'm thinking of somehow advertising a "garage" sale of the fabrics, patterns, books, mystery ufo's, ufo's that do have patterns ect & just say make a reasonable offer. Oh & that is just the patchwork. I've still to collect all the crochet stash yet. 

In the evening i finally sat to make up the decorations. They may be small & fiddly but they make cute ornaments. I just hope the new owner/s will like them.

Not as much done as i hoped but at least i got these 2 done & dusted.

If anyone is interested in the decoration swap you have until tomorrow to sign up here.

During the day my latest Jim Shore ornament arrived. I love cardinals & i loved this ornament as soon as i saw it. Happy Happy am i. :)

Also on a brighter, happier note my birthday/Christmas present to myself finally made it to Aussie shores. Just have to await arrival from Tasmania now. :)

Bag & matching wallet set from Vendula London. I'm so excited. I can't wait until they arrive. I do already use a Vendula London set so now i'll have 2 to choose from. :)

Happy Stitching,


Maria said...

Sounds like a big job going through SILs stash.. Maybe a garage sale is the way to go.
Cute ornaments , love your new Santa and beautiful Christmas /Birthday gifts for yourself...

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Those ornaments are so intricate and lovely. Love Jim Shore's stuff. I lucked into a beautiful Jim Shore St. Francis Statue at Goodwill for $20 and it is standing in my little covered it.

Karen's Korner said...

Those ornaments are just soooo cute. Your gift to self is just gorgeous and sure to be a conversation starter.

Fiona said...

lovely decorations, I have kept out of swaps this year, which I know I will feel bad about when others parcels arrive!! haha
I have seen your stuff selling on line.... not easy.

Cheryll said...

The fabric ornaments are a lovely gift... & the Jim Shore addition is gorgeous. I have a few & may need to look for something NeW this year too.
LoVe LOVE love the bag & wallet set. I've shopped at that store in Hobart.

Karen S said...

Looks like you are having a busy time. The ornies are lovely.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Very cute ornies, it is definitely that time of year. Sounds like you have a big job ahead of you. LOVE Jim Shore but my Collection is tiny compared to yours....much envy here lol!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Those ornaments are too cute! Is there a tutorial for them somewhere? Would love to make some... Your bag set is gorgeous and so it your Jim Shore ornament! xx