Wednesday 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Thank you everyone for your wonderful contributions to our happy little workshop. It has been a pleasure to be host elf and I do hope you will join me again next year as we craft along filling our gift boxes with lovely treasures to share or decorate at Christmas.

This jar of cookies were a quick bake this morning before family arrive ... if you would like to try them out I have added the recipe to the 'Recipe' page ... very yummmm!

Merry Christmas

Monday 22 December 2014

It's almost here.

So here we are with Christmas almost with us.My grandchildren are getting very excited.
I finished the Christmas banner and posted it to Oz.
My daughter loves it .

Not a great picture,I took it with my iPad ,I was in a great hurry to post it.
My youngest daughter has only hand made ornaments on her tree ,of course made by me.Its a black tree( not my taste) each year I make her an ornament.

Two baubles this year,made with felt.
So for me it was a very productive year ,as well as the banner and baubles  I made a Christmas quilt,

And a little crochet penguin that I made last month.
So that's my year,very pleased with my efforts,I would never have completed the Christmas quilt without this blog.
Do its a very big thank you to Narrelle for hosting again this year.
A very merry Christmas and healthy happy New Year to you all.Ive really enjoyed watching all your makes,and you have given me lots of ideas for next year.

Love to you all,

Xmas Items for December

I managed 3 items this month
stockings for my GS's
& a Natalie Bird wallhanging.

Thankyou Narelle for hosting us again this year. xx

Merry Christmas.

Happy Stitching,

Sunday 21 December 2014

Last projects for the year.

I made two more items this year to complete the 12 month commitment.  One was a table mat which I saw in a magazine and liked because it was easy, and I knew I had the right fabrics in my stash.

Unfortunately I made a bad decision with the binding by using up strips that I had in my stash, instead of the same fabric all around.  Ah well, maybe next year I'll find time to rip off that binding and re do it properly.  It is sitting on the hall table with a phone and a few ornaments on top of it, so you don't really see much except for the gingham and Christmas braid.

The other item I made up was a stocking from one of those printed panels.  I donated this to a charity for their Xmas hamper.

Friday 19 December 2014

December Projects

I know I am a little early but I am sure next week I'd forget. Here are my last two Christmas items for this year. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope we'll see each other again next year for more crafting through the year.

Oops, I almost forgot, I also managed to stitch three more of the adorable Advent Animals by Brooke Nolan.

Tuesday 16 December 2014

Tis The Season... Finished In The Nick Of Time!

Welcome to my one & only '1 Xmas Item A Month' project for 2014!

I give you
'Tis The Season' - Christmas Stitchings by Natalie Bird (The Birdhouse)
Stitched by little old ME!

I am so pleased to have gone from this:

to this:
My fabrics are Lynette Anderson 'Christmas Fun', & as you can hopefully make out, the quilting is very simple.
This little book is so good... it features 13 stitchery designs, & contains a few really fun & easy projects to use them. I can tell I'll be stitching from it again in future.

Thank you again & again to Elf Queen Narelle for hosting this great blog & for supporting all of us in our efforts to make Festive items we'll cherish! xo

Merry Christmas To All the '1XIAM' Elves... maybe some of you will be here again next year?!

December catchup

I see I am not the only naughty elf in the last three months.  I have been busy completing sscs with gone stitchin but I can't show yet.... A fellow embroiderer and I also made 8 of the following but forgot to take a picture..  These were for our embroidery group for Xmas ..

I have also been making another gift but the cats out of the bag now so I can show you all...

And last but not least a Xmas decoration finish...

Hope that makes up for being such a naughty elf

My Santa Sack Swap pressies all sent...

A big thank you to our head elf Narelle you have been so helpful with  all the encouragement.

Friday 12 December 2014

It's December

and I know I'm early posting about my item... but time is flying by & I didn't want to forget.
THANK YOU Narelle for hosting again this year...
Without you & this blog... I'm sure my "box" wouldn't be as full!
It's been FuN seeing what everyone "creates" too... & so very inspiring!

MeRRy CHriSTMaS  to YOU & to all 1XiAM-ers... Ho Ho Ho ...

Hugs xox