Thursday, 29 July 2021


 I made another Wool Felt NeedleCase this month...

Thanks Narelle... xox

Sunday, 25 July 2021

July Progress

What nicer way is there to spend the cold evenings? Watching our athletes give there best while knitting or crocheting knee rugs and keeping my lap warm at the same time. I'm about 3/4's of the way with this first half of my knitted circular rug.

Christmas gifts and using up my wool kit stash ... win win. You know when you see a project and it begs to come and live at your house? The least I can do is give them the oportunity to be loved.

Sunday, 4 July 2021

Another Mitten Finish

 Hello There!

Thank you all so much for your kind welcome into this talented group of Christmas bloggers!  

I did finish another wool Christmas tree decoration!  This time it's the actually Christmas tree one.  Interestingly enough, I hadn't stitched on it for awhile, so I struggled with "relearning" the blanket stitch.  Hmmm....

All year round, I crochet granny square dishcloths to give as gifts to my precious doctor's office staff and to members of various groups in which I participate.  Here are some I finished last month.  

It's also that time of year when I choose which toy to make for each of my four grandchildren.  This month I'm hoping to flip through my patterns and pick a "stuffy" and perhaps even kit each one!  

What are you up to?    

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

WoRKinG with Felt...

 A Wendy Williams needle case is my project finish this month...
It's it glorious wool felt & in a pretty PINK & Purple colour...

And this was my project for MAY which I somehow forgot to add to the group... 

Thanks Narelle...
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Saturday, 26 June 2021

Crochet or Knit - June Progress

 After a few starts and pull-outs and start again, I'm finally on track with 2 woolen projects for Christmas gifts. I don't think I've shared my first finish ... the pattern is HoundsTooth or Cat's Tail or ElephantsTrunk. You can read more about it on my blog.

The next 2 are kits from BHG.  I really wanted to knit a rug on circular needles, however I'm running out of room on the needles and am waiting for an order or a longer set to arrive ... they're 10mm.

The other I am following the knitted pattern with a 15mm crochet hook ... not much to show yet. As our school term wrapped up I've been working extra days and haven't had the urge to pick up a project.

One more kit to go once these are finished ... will it be a knit or crochet?

Friday, 25 June 2021

June finishes


This was a free pattern on the internet that i traced out several years ago & finally got around to stitching last year & now it's finally off my ufo pile. :)

I stitched this The Birdhouse by Natalie Bird pattern back in 2019

and this one in 2020(also by Natalie Bird) & now they are both ready to hang this Christmas.

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

May and June Finishes

Hello all!
I'm here today with lots of finishes, including
ones for May and June.  I didn't get anything
made for April but posting for May just slipped
right on by me so it's time to make up for that!

I finally stumbled across a panel that I just
could not say no to.  Not only did I grow up
on a large farm but today I have a huge
garden and lots of chickens.  You could say
I'm a Farm-to-Table foodie fanatic!
So I bought two panels.

Quilting a whole set of 4 placemats at
once is not a bad way to go!  Within 24
hours, I had all 8 quilted and one set bound
and complete.  (A person could get a lot of
gifts done this way!)

Admittedly, it took me a few more weeks to get
around to binding the second set while I
deliberated on which binding I liked more.

One set is for a gift, the other is on our own table.

Next I designed and made two patriotic table runners.

I'm not sure if I'll wait till Christmas to gift the
first, or maybe surprise the recipient now?

I am keeping the second as I made
it specifically to fit our entry table.
(Is anyone sensing a theme here?  LOL)

 These went together so easily, mostly with
the quilt-as-you-go method, so I created a
little tutorial on my blog if you are interested.
I'm planning on doing more for other holidays.
They're a great scrap buster--fabric and batting.

In other news, I sold a few quilts and am working on
two now; I entered two in a charity contest--one of 
which took first place out of 100 entries!  I shipped
off 3 baby quilts for another charity; and for a little
extra fun, I took my machine outside one particularly
 beautiful day and made a table topper to match the
quilt currently on our bed (using the HST trimmings
from that quilt).  I'm definitely keeping busy in the
sewing room but hopefully July will have me back
to posting in a more timely manner!
Will be watching for everyone's projects!

Happy gift-sewing!

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Hello There!

 Hello There!

My name is Patricia and I blog over at  For years I've been wanting to join your group and am so glad to finally make it!  

After organizing my sewing room, I found quite a few of Rachel's of Greenfield's Christmas ornaments kits.  I decided it was time to enjoy them, so I pulled out this cute little Christmas ornament kit called "Charcoal Mittens".    

Here's what I finished last month:

Three more to go!  
I'm looking forward to sharing my journey from kits to ornaments with you!  Even more, I'm eager to read your posts!  

April and May

 I seem to have fallen a little behind with my plan for the year.  But I have finished a few ornaments.

Sunday, 30 May 2021

May Finishes

These book or journal pen holders are gifts for members of my book club. When I first thought of this idea, I looked on Google and of course someone else had already thought of it. Isn't that the way it goes? But none of them were quite what I wanted, so I ended up making my own pattern anyway. These are cheap and easy to make, have no velcro pieces or buckles to add bulk, and fit any size reading book, from a paperback to a hardbound.

Two down, ten to go!

Saturday, 29 May 2021

May Check-In

 Jingle Bells dear Elves ... I hope everyone is managing just a little towards their Christmas goodies.

With our lives still being upturned without a moments notice, it's now more than ever that we should focus on our family, friends and most importantly, our selves.

Thursday, 29 April 2021

A finish for April


I have not managed to do nearly what I wanted to get done towards Christmas by now....

However I did get this stitchery stitched up and this week quilted it and then stapled onto a purchased canvas.....

It was a fun one to do....

Thanks to Narelle and all of you for the encouragement... I love seeing what you do aswell.....


 ... is almost over so I made this post just in time this month.
A little pouch with lovely words embroidered on the front.
Thanks Narelle for hosting this little group...

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Sunday, 25 April 2021

April Finish

 Finally i have a finish to show. The last couple of months has been a big upheaval with moving house & getting settled. I've had these little baubles prepped for quite a long while & have finally got around to making them up.

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

I'm late with March, mainly because I just finished.

I decided to use orphan blocks on the front and Christmas fabric on the back to make gift exchange bags. I also made a drawstring bag just for fun.