Tuesday, 31 January 2017

January item

I found a little piece of the red fabric in my stash and thought it was perfect for a stocking. Now it's going to be the first item in my Christmas Box for 2017.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

A Mug Rug, Zipper Pouch, and Fabric Postcard

This month, I finished off a UFO (unfinished object) that has been waiting to be bound into a mug rug since July of 2015.

I hand embroidered the message, "Merry Christmas", the snowflakes, the pole for the sign and around the applique.

This Merry Christmas Red Metallic fabric seemed perfect for the back.

I also realized I forgot to share this fabric postcard (made with Susan Winget's Peeking Snowmen fabric) in December.

And, I forgot I did have a finish to share last November... I had been waiting for this little zipper pouch to reach a blogging friend before sharing.

This is one side...

And this is the other.

Narelle, thank you for all of the motivation with the workshop! It was just the motivation I needed to finish another UFO. :) 

Oh, on a complete side note, I learned that Living My Dream was a trademarked name, so I changed my blog name to Hand Stitched Treasure. The url is the same.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

A Flying Start

Welcome 2017 and a big welcome back to our workshop for another year of creativity, friendship and a head start on gifting and decorating for Christmas 2017.

Already January has been a busy month ... we welcomed a new grandson to our family ... first child for our daughter and hubby ... meet Parker.

My sewing priority has been working on a quilt for him ... seen here on my blog ... and of course back to work but once routine is established (is that at all possible?) there will be Christmas sewing and knitting and crochet. Always need more dishcloths, washcloths etc.

Same rules for the workshop in 2017:

#  Make an item to decorate or be gifted  OR  make progress on a long term Christmas project

#  Post with a pic (unless it's a secret) on our blog each month from the 25th

#  Don't stress if you miss a month ... I'm sure that will happen to me too

#  If using labels at the bottom of your post, please use the month/year provided and your name or blog name

#  As you make a post each month, I will be adding a letter to your link on the right sidebar as an added insentive to keep in touch

Happy Christmas Crafting

Saturday, 7 January 2017

New Year

I am haPPy to be back posting in this "club" again.
2016 was a year of distractions to say the least.
Anyways here is my January effort at putting away gifts for Xmas.
Thanks Narelle... xox

A Finish

Thankyou Narelle for encouraging our finishes.
I managed to finish a Lynette Anderson Xmas decoration.

I also managed to finish a Michelle Ridgway stitchery.

cheers Shez xx

Monday, 2 January 2017

Some Xmas Swap Gifts

So the year is over and swap are too for another year.  Here are a couple of items I made for the Xmas swaps