Thursday, 17 December 2015

Only 8 Sleeps!

Last sewing before Christmas.  This is a 'Michelle Ridgway' pattern I've been working on for a while. The stitchery has been done and waiting for a sewing spree which finally happened last weekend ... just in time to wrap for my Christmas Swap Gift at our Patchwork Group Break-up last Monday.

Sewing Things Tote

and Needle Case

I have also finished a second red Santa face knitted dish cloth but for the life of me my camera won't photograph red! So all my handmade gifts and decorations are done for 2015. It hasn't stopped me knitting though. I'm now using up the blue and green wool in another dish cloth ... a spare for me!

How are your finishing touches going?  I hope you have managed to relieve yourself of some of the last minute end of year stress. My warmest thanks to you all for crafting along in our workshop through the year and I do hope you will be joining me once more for the coming year.
Thank you for your gift of friendship, encouragement and inspiring ideas you have kindly shared.

Please continue to share if you have some extra finishes before Christmas.

Merry Christmas

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Some finished gifts

Hello everybody!
I am sorry that I have not been around much this year. I had a rough time and nothing went the way I thought it should. I did manage to finish some Christmas gifts last month and I really would like to stay on next year. I hope it will be a better one and I will actually get things done. Here are my finished gifts.

Friday, 4 December 2015

More Finishes!

I am afraid I am a few days late, but I did manage a few more finishes in November.

I sewed the little topiary I shared a while ago into a tissue cover.

This postcard was created for a swap within the Crazy Quilting International Group.

And I finished the crazy quilted stocking I was working on for my son. (He did not want his name on it because he wants to pass it on to his own family some day.)

This tote bag was almost finished in November. I added the last stitches to it today. (It was made following this tutorial.)

I really want to thank Narelle for offering the opportunity to participate with this blog and for the motivation to create a Christmas item a month. I still have a few projects to finish up, but it is nice to have several already completed. Thank you!

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

November's Finish

November is a big item month.

My 2015 longer-term item is finished
and before Christmas
oh my :)

Okay so I'm a day late posting about it.
Quibble, quibble, lol

You've seen stitched reindeer
and a paling fence that took way longer than expected
so are you ready to see 
where they are now?

I hope so.

And I hope you won't be disappointed!

craZy 8 cHristMas quiLt
It's simple piecing,
the quilting (done by me) 
is simple too
Random straight lines through the blocks
then some curved lines over the seams
(just for insurance ;) )  

I am so pleased it has been finished this year :)
Thank you so much Narelle for this fantastic workshop
and also thanks to all the other friendly elves
whose encouragement and support
means so many of our
short AND long-term Chrismassy goals can be achieved :)

May your Christmas to-do-list be full of bright and bold ticks :)