Thursday 28 December 2023

December 2023

 This year I again participated in a Christmas ornament swap and again thoroughly enjoyed it.  

I sent this with the stitching taking only a couple of nights earlier this month. The pattern is one I found on Pinterest.  I am not use to stitching on dark fabric but done ok.  

I have completed other Christmas projects this year and must take photo's to show these.  However one of these is this cute dog advent calendar I made for the grandpup Rusko, though had to use it for our boy Snowy as Rusko and he broke into the Dog advent calendars my daughter and I bought for them.

Sunday 8 October 2023

Christmas Ornaments

 Finally I have a few Christmas items to write about it.  Is anyone else surprised that it is October already?  I made these for our Church fair weekend.  I sold several of the felt ornaments but none of the lace ornaments.

Monday 19 June 2023

Post for April and May: Stitching through my Christmas Stash - two quilts done!

Ever since I saw Vanessa Goertzen's of Lella Boutique new Christmas line, Christmas Eve, several months ago, I knew I had to stitch through my Christmas stash so I could make room for her beautiful fabrics!  

In April I finished this simple patchwork quilt.  

I love the backing fabric as it reminds me of my father's love for the forest and pine cones.
In May I finished a tumbler quilt with the scraps from the above quilt.  I had to purchase a few bits and bobs to complete it.  I love this one!

I'm hoping to get some Christmas mug rugs finished in June!  
Happy Stitching!

Sunday 21 May 2023

May IteM

 Another postcard... Festive Lights...

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Thursday 30 March 2023


 I made 3 postcards this month...

Thanks Narelle...

Monday 6 March 2023

Finally Have a February and March Finish!

 Hello Everyone!  

I finally have a February and March finish!  Being that we'll be going to San Diego later this month, I decided I should post both months.

This month I finished this set of Christmas placemats.  They were an opportunity to practice machine quilting and binding.

I also finished this Christmas quilt which I call Beauty From Ashes. 

My Christmas stash is shrinking!  Yea!
Happy Spring to you all!

Sunday 26 February 2023

February 2023

Not quite a total finish, but I have finally finished this stitching.

I started this approximately two years ago and this month finally pulled it out of the UFO pile and finished the last elf a few days ago.

Now to iron and stitch it together, so watch this space next month.


Saturday 25 February 2023


A Mistletoe POSTCARD was this months' project finish. 

Thanks Narelle... xox
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Tuesday 21 February 2023

A BiT LaTe

After a very BuSY January, I finally made a small gift.
An Aussie themed Christmas Postcard.
Now I better get busy & finish something for February.
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Monday 6 February 2023

January’s Finish

  Here is my Xmas item for January!  

This is the 3rd in a series of 3 Kitty themed tea towels 
which will be late Christmas gifts to my Golden Girls!
We are 5 retired/still working teachers 
who gather together as often as we can.  
We meet in January 
for our belated Christmas celebration.  

Monday 19 December 2022

Christmas Ornaments and Tea Towels to Gift


I have been remiss in sharing on this blog, but have been creating some Christmas items!  I appreciate finding inexpensive gifts to make in bulk for friends, the staff at my doctors' offices and to have on hand for extra gifts.  
I'll be sharing directly from my blog, if you don't mind!  
A friend sent me a picture of these ornaments by @simplymadebyerin on Instagram.  She generously shared her pattern using a thicker yarn and added greenery to the top of the her lovely ornament.  
I kept mine minimalistic and like the results!  Here is how I made my ornaments.  I used Erin's directions with the exceptions of using the I Love This Yarn Metallic in ivory and a G crochet hook.  As my yarn was thinner, I started with 26 chains, single crocheted in row 1, half double crocheted in rows 2-6, and single crocheted in row 7.  
Though the first skein of yarn makes roughly 17 ornaments.

I wanted to finish stitching up four tea towels for my Golden Girls.  We are a group of teachers/retired teachers who've known each other for at least 20 years.  Thus far, I've finished two and am working on the third.

That's it for now!
Merry Christmas to you all!  Happy New Year!

Thursday 24 November 2022

November Finish--Finally

 I have not had a productive year Christmas-wise.  But I am happy to share a few little finishes.  The candle mats are designs from Oma's Place.  The lace ornaments are from several different designers.

Machine Embroidered Candle Mats

FSL Ornaments

Sunday 25 September 2022

September finish

Not a great photo i know but this one was really hard to get a good photo of.

A slightly better one with a photo bomber. :) At least the red border is a better colour here.

Happy Stitching,