Wednesday, 30 April 2014

April 1XMAS

I managed to finish this Table topper with matching mug rugs from a fat quarter bundle I've had for ages.  Might have to give these to DH so I can keep them in our family, not sure I can give them away!

Now to see what the other elves have been up to!  Happy Stitching!

One small gift

One small gift - pin cushion/storage box.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

April - Christmas blocks

Hi Ladies,

Another month has flown by but I managed to get two tis the season blocks done and One North Pole block.

North Pole block 5
Tis the season Block 1 and 2
Happy Stitching my friends until next month.. Sharon 

Progress On 'Tis The Season'...

Today I am happy to share the third & fourth stitcheries for my 'Tis The Season'... I surprised myself to have stitched two designs this month... I was clearly just loving to sit & stitch these cheery little characters...
 I'm so pleased to see this blog thriving, there's so many great items being made & so much inspiration...

Monday, 28 April 2014

April - Autumn in SA

Hi everyone!

Such wonderful projects posted again this month .... we are indeed a very busy group of Xmas Elves!

These are my contributions for April

....... a cute snowman holding a teeny tree!
There are six patterns in this group of Holly Jolly Snowmen,
I may do one or two more!

And a red and white tree with a Scandi flavour!

Happy stitching 
have a inspired and creative May

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Friday, 25 April 2014

Down Reindeer Lane

I have finished one more block in my ongoing project "Down Reindeer Lane", a design from Michelle at Ragtag Stitchin'. One block left to go, yah - then the big job of putting it together. Thankyou Narelle for your encouragement as always to get our xmas projects and gifts finished.

April ~ 1 Block and a Gift

My goodness you girls are quick off the mark this month ... I see lots of busy, happy Elves with gorgeous projects.

I've managed to finish my first block of  'A Merry Christmas Garden' ...

a lot of work but I'm happy with my attempt at needle turn applique.

Two days before our local show I decided I needed to enter a pincushion so out came the 2.5" squares ...

pretty chuffed that it got a 2nd place and now it's going into the Xmas gift stash.

Happy Christmas sewing to all xx

My 1 Xmas item a month

 Finally i got this xmas kitchen towel topper finished it has been sitting around waiting to be made since before last xmas,so now it is a finish for my pressies box.
cheers shez.xx

some cross stitching for christmas

 A cross stitch bell pull.
Yay made it for this month too!
Now to get organised for next month...
Happy stitching.

Patchwork tree, April project.

Knowing this month was going to be busy, I made this little hanging tree in March so I wouldn't get left behind!  It is simply a bunch of Christmas scraps all cut into 2" squares, sewn together, then cut into the tree shape.  It is backed with red Christmas fabric.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

The Easter Bunny has hopped away................................

Hello poppets!
 Here's hoping your Easter was a happy one. I managed to stitch up another primitive Santa goodie bag to put in my gift box.

 Using a Cottage Garden thread 'Kangaroo Paw" for the stitching over a primitive muslin. I used one of Lynette Anderson's Christmas fabrics for the backing & lining of this goodie bag. Then some rusty bells for embellishment.
See you all next month..............................

April Project

She is part of a bigger project and available as a free pattern on Brooke Nolan's website.
I have not yet decided what to do with the little critters but several ideas are swirling around my head at the moment.

Two GifTs

Small items this month... Lime Green Toppers on brown towels... but one family member wants them... so into the gift box they go...

Thanks Narelle... for another month of gift making!
Hugs Cheryll

April block

This month I started a project I have wanted to do for a few years;
I'll make a block a month —
The project is 'Snowflake Land' from Quiltmania #80
Thank you again, Narelle :-)
Happy Stitching Fellow Elves!

Three more blocks

ITwo more reigndeer and mrs Santa.

I think Mrs Santa was having a funny turn when I took her photo,I sure did'nt take it sideways lol.
It's coming along now,only three blocks to go but there's lots of stuff around the edges.