Well I hope everyone had a peaceful Christmas. I finished this block on Christmas eve, the weather has been dark, dreary and wet. Not the best conditions for photo taking.
Sunday, 27 December 2020
Monday, 21 December 2020
Thursday, 17 December 2020
Merry Christmas fellow Elves ... it's almost time. I finished this wall hanging off on the weekend, wrapped it and gifted it at our local Patchwork Group Christmas Breakup.
Have you put the last stitch in your Christmas Gifts and tied the bows just right? Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and hoping you are able to be with loved ones after this crazy year.
The 1 Xmas Item A Month blog will remain open for 2021 and I do hope you are able to continue to contribute posts as you prepare for the new year ahead. I sadly haven't been able to put as much time in here as I would have liked to but am more than happy to keep the door open on our merry little workshop.
Monday, 14 December 2020
Sunday, 13 December 2020
Thursday, 3 December 2020
This is a very late November post rather than an early December one. We are back home after the builders finished and trying t get to grips with the new technology of remote controls for the central heating.
Here is the little Christmas embroidery, not the best photo due to the seasonal weather in the u.k.
The colours are the shaded green, metallic green, gold thread and red.
I did finish month five of the Lucy Boston blocks, I'm not sure I will get month six finished in December as we have the house to put back to normal.
Christmas trees are up and outside lights to combat the shorter daylight hours.
Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Ho Ho Ho fellow Elves ... we're down to the 1 month mark but I'm sure I don't have to tell anyone that. As this year of 2020 comes to the finale, let us continue to share our support, friendship and thoughts of wellbeing with one and all.
I have had the good luck to find a little extra time over the last week and managed not 1 but 2 completed quilt tops. The first is "A Merry Christmas Garden" that I have worked on each month this year. Without this little group sewing beside me, I'm sure I would have put it 'away' for another day, so Thank You! Not the best photos outside in the wind.
The second top is "Mother Goose" by Kookaburra Cottage. Not a Christmas Gift, this is for Grandson number 4 who will turn 1 early January.
Hoping everyone will be able to re-unite with loved ones very soon and make new memories to cherish.
Thursday, 12 November 2020
It's a gift this Christmas BuT the owner-to-be won't see it.
Thanks Narelle... for another successful gift ready for Dec 25th.
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Tuesday, 10 November 2020
Monday, 2 November 2020
Greetings fellow Elves
I had such a great start to October and managed to not only finish the 6th and final block for A Merry Christmas Garden but also join the 6 blocks together. Then with everything else happing in double time, my post to the blog was forgotten. So here is my "Early" finish posted late.
My plan is to get the borders on for November and then the finished top will need to wait in line for quilting, hopefully ready for 2021.
Not long now my lovely friends, I do hope your gift boxes are starting to look a lot like Christmas.
I was so excited when I originally found this group. I love working on Christmas items year round. But Covid settled in and I am not sure where my Christmas mojo went. Most of my items are make for Church Christmas Boutiques. But all of that has been cancelled at least for this year. But I am back in the holiday spirit and started a mystery Christmas Quilt. Here are two of the blocks. I have 10 more to go!
I'm doing the UFO Number Draw Challenge hosted over Dreamworthy Quilts. The number for November is 3...I'll be working on my Jar Quilt...This also my OMG quilt for November.
It's all done, just needs to be sandwiched, tied and binding added.
I've finished the Scarecrow Santa for my Christmas Sample.
And I finished the scarecrow for my Fall Sampler.
I've also been working on my April RSC blocks...the color for April is Light Blue. I've got one done.
What are your doing with your Sunday??? Hop over and see what everyone else is doing.
I'm linking up with:
Hope you all an awesome....
Sunday, 1 November 2020
Wow, I'm running late this month. We are having our central heating boiler replaced and moved next month, so I'm busy packing lots of the house ready for the disruption before we move out whilst it happens. Of course we might be back in lockdown before then.
Another Love and Hugs design. I can't find some of the patterns I printed out. I must have put them in that elusive safe place.
I have found time to relax in the evenings and another batch of Lucy Boston blocks are finished.
I'm not sure if I will be able to post next month but will be sewing some more Hugs and Kisses if I find them.
Thursday, 29 October 2020
Hi all...Thanks Cheryl for fixing Bloggers boo boo. I have started a Christmas Sampler. This is the Scarecrow Santa...he is embroidered.
I've also got a snowman done.
If you want to see a close up of any of the pictures, just click on it.
Well I guess that's it for today...hope you all have a great day!
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Sunday, 27 September 2020
I did intend posting the pictures for September yesterday, I somehow got diverted into tidying my craft room, of course it now looks worse as I found all sorts of projects.
Here is the next little block. I added gold thread for the star and tree decorations.
I have finished another month of EPP blocks.
These I'm still finding addictive.
Unfortunately due to covid restrictions and self care I have not been shopping to get the finishing fabric and embellishments for my earlier Christmas felt blocks.
I might just look through my stash for fabric etc. to finish them.
My allotment is productive this year but with the weather now colder and wetter autumn has certainly arrived.
PS I'm enjoying sewing whilst watching Australian Supercars. I'm looking forward to Bathurst in October.
Friday, 25 September 2020
I'm happy with the progress made this month. This is the 6th and final block ... I have all the pieces for the whole block laid out and applique ready for stitching. Here is the centre almost finished ... just have to stitch the birds down and add 2 berries.
Thursday, 17 September 2020
Thursday, 27 August 2020
I have not made as many of the great Love and Hugs for Christmas blocks as I'd hoped. This is one of my favourites though.
I have been distracted by making more Lucy Boston Blocks, here are a few more.
The liberty fabrics are lovely to sew with. I'm already cutting out more blocks for the next month.
My allotment is either baked hard or sodden. We are definitely heading into autumn.
Stay safe and happy sewing to all.
Tuesday, 25 August 2020
Another block wrapped up and 1 left to go for my Merry Christmas Garden....It's the heart block with candy canes.
Sunday, 26 July 2020
Saturday, 25 July 2020
WINNERS I had planned a lucky draw each quarter and have been slack in my follow through so tonight was a double draw. I wrote names on tickets for each month you posted a make and placed them in a container. Tben asked my daughter to draw a name for the Jan Feb Mar quarter and repeated for the Apr May June quarter.
1st quarter lucky draw goes to: Cheryll
2nd quarter lucky draw goes to: Alcea Rosea - Josie
Congratulations, I will be in touch to send a little something your way.
Squeezing in a little sewing and preping time here and there, I am slowly working on block 5 ... determined to have the quilt top together be this Christmas.
How is your progress going in our Christmas workshop? There's no time like the present to create those handmade gifts and decorations.