Thursday, 15 January 2015

Roll Call and Winners

Firstly I would like to say sorry for being absent for the first half of January ... hard to believe already 1/2 the month is behind us. All I can say is 'the drought' got in the way!  Thankfully we have now had some nice rain to start the grasses growing and only this week have been able to return the last of our cattle to their correct paddocks. So now perhaps I can don my chief elf hat and return to the workshop.


A huge thank you and well done to all the lovely elves who managed to store away their Christmas goodies through 2014. Hope you enjoyed bringing them out from storage and decorating or gifting all your lovely handmade items. My mother, daughter and daughter-in-law were very happy with their new kitchen hand towels. Just as a little something extra ... I have done a random draw and 2 lucky elves will be receiving a little something in the mail.

Random Draw No. 1 ~ I placed the name of each month in a bowl and drew out   **** NOVEMBER ****  So if you posted a finish in the month of November you're one step closer.

Random Draw No. 2  ~  I placed the names of each elf who posted a finish in November in a bowl and the lucky elves are .... Marina and Maria .... congratulations!  Marina, your's is on it's way as I had your snail mail addy. Maria if you could email me your snail mail addy I'll pop yours in the post when I'm in town again next week.


Roll Call
The rules steps are simple:

1       a:    Make an item which you will use as a decoration in your home at Christmas or
        
         b:    Make an item to be given as a gift at Christmas or

         c:    Choose one large project for the year and post your progress each month.

2       Post a picture of your item/s on this blog between the 25th and end of the month. 

3       No stress allowed  :o)  Skipped a month? No problem ... it's never to late to join in.

Please leave a comment on this post if you wish to continue in 2015. I know a few of you have already indicated this but I would appreciate it if you could also comment here. There is plenty of room in the workshop for new elves too ... the more the merrier.

I've decided this year to go with just 1 large project for the year and will post progress each month. Last year I made a start on 'A Merry Christmas Garden' by Gail Pan and would love to keep this one growing.


Merry Christmas 2015

21 comments:

Sisbabestitches said...

Hi Narelle So pleased your handmade gifts were well received. Congrats to Maria and Marina :-) Got my elf hat and shoes on, and jingling away for another year making Christmassy stuff- this month's is done, woohoo! This year I'm hoping to do a mix of bits on a big project and little projects, bring on the festive cheer ;)

Fiona said...

I didn't do at all well last year.. but I would like to again.... Well done to Marina and Maria.... everyone made lovely goodies and even though I wasn't making things it was inspirational to see them all...
Hugz

marina said...

How exciting, thankyou so much Narelle.
Here's to another year of christmas crafting!
Maybe this year I won't leave it all to the last lap.
thankyou for keeping this going.

Joy McD said...

At usual I did worse than ever last year!!! I have a Christmas quilt I want to finish though, so may try to do that for the year this year... problem is I seem to have lost some of the fabric in the move to Oz....grrr.... I am going to have a big cleanup of my sewing room and try to find it so that I can join in.... xxx

Anthea said...

Hi Elf-Queen-Narelle - I would love to be part of this blog again for 2015 - I'm planning a mix of quick/small items & a couple that will take me 2 or 3 months to do - if that's allowed...
Yay for your rain!!

Renee said...

I would love to join you this year! I'm in the middle of a huge project at the moment and hope to finish in time to make a gift this January. If I miss the end of the month, I plan for two items in February. :)

Maria said...

I am in. It was a great help to keep me going last year. And I am happy I am a winner. Thank you.

Jeanette said...

I'm in Narelle. Have my finish already this month to post. :) Hugs,xx

Michell said...

I didn't do well last year. Made a few Xmas items but they were swaps so didn't post about them, but this year I have decided it is a me year. I have so many things I want to make for my self so am gong too, so join me up again.

Lyn said...

Yes please I'd like to join in..I'm going to try again this year..last year wasn't as fruitful for me as I thought it would be so am hoping that with a bit more focus this year might be better..

Oddbjørg said...

I would love to join in again. 2014 wasn't the best year, so hopefully I'll do better this year.
Thanks Narelle for hosting it.

Dawn said...

What a terrific idea to do one item a month (or more if I get excited). I would love to join in so see you later this month.

Cheryll said...

Congrats to the 2 lovely ladies...& well done to you Narelle... Hugs xox

Jo said...

Hi Narrelle. I would like to be part of this in 2015. I have a big list of things to do and this just might give me the push to get them done. Thanks

Elyte said...

Hi Narelle, I have really enjoyed this in the past but last year it just didn't happen for me. I would like to try again this year but starting after January is that's ok.

Gina E. said...

Michell, I had a "Me" year a few years ago, and it was one of the most productive and satisfying years of stitching I have ever had! Instead of worrying about time lines when I was doing something for an exchange or a gift, I just did what I wanted to do, when I felt like it. You go for it, girl!

Gina E. said...

I amazed myself last year by completing 12 projects, and I am keen to join the Elves again this year, so add my name please Narelle! Just can't guarantee that I'll be as productive this time around, but it will motivate me to try :-)

O'faigh said...

Hi Narelle, I would love to join in this year and become an elf, please can you add my name in. Regards, O'faigh

Maria said...

I'd like to join in this too, Narelle. I might be 'pushing it' to get something done for january...but you never know! lol!

Noela said...

I am late joining but haven't been on my blog much in January. Hope I'm not too late and can start in Feb. Hugs......

Jan said...

Christmas was lost for a while, but found in the grandchildren's room. There are many items I would like to make and this group will be my inspiration.