Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Hi and Merry Christmas to you all! It's been a while since I've been here but you know how it is I am sure - each year I promise to get organised and start those Christmas gift projects earlier and then it just doesn't happen. I am pretty confident, though, that they will all be finished by tonight and that there will be no last minute Christmas Eve stitching this year. I wanted to show you a picture of some of the girls at the last class for the year - the Cushion Club. Here they are ....

Sorry about the pose, Pat, but you were such good fun and this is the best I had! I have to say that I have never laughed so much in all my life. The antlers played tunes as well! Which was fine until all three of them were playing a different tune at the same time. In between all the frivolity we tried to make these little round cushions!

I also wanted to show you what Debbie is doing - she has started the gorgeous new block of the month quilt from Lynette Anderson, A Kitten's Tale, and this is her first block. Debbie has used quite a lot of fabrics from the new Moda range I have, called ''Heritage'', and it is absolutely stunning. I'll show you her progress each month.

I have finished block number 7 of the Redwork Christmas. Delicious Christmas pudding, just in time for Christmas day.

Most of the other bits and pieces I have been working on I can't show you, cos then it might spoil the surprise. But, this is a lovely little Christmas tree stitchery I finished a couple of years back - it is an Angels in Disguise pre-printed stitchery pattern and is one of my favourites.

I wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas, and here's looking forward to a brilliant 2009.

Happy Christmas Stitching.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Have you got your Christmas tree up and decorated? We did ours last weekend, and then tried to find places for all the Santas! This getting more difficult each year - I keep telling myself that I do not need any more Santa's but there is always ''just the one'' that I have to have.

This past week I have finished the sixth redwork Christmas block - sweet little birds gathering holly.

Also, Sally's two friends have joined her - this is Susie and Mary.

Thought I would show you a few of the little treats I have at the moment - these utterly gorgeous little glass jars - love the little preserving ones - filled with buttons or braids maybe. Decorations for your sewing room!

Little tins - for more buttons!

Divine vintage ribbon and cord. I have my eye on those spools!

Aren't these just the most beautiful angels in the world! They are about 10'' long and handpainted by Barb ( Theodora Cleave designs) - a fabulous Christmas treat.

We had Bag Club again this week and here's the neat little shoulder satchel we made. I know that quite a few of these may well be made up in time for Christmas!

We have our final Christmas Club of the year next week - am looking forward to stitching some lovely little ornies, designed by Marg Low. I will show you a picture of them next week. Have fun decorating and stitching this week.