Sunday, 26 July 2020

Winter/Christmas Crazy Quilt Progress July 2020

Hi all! My goal in January was to finish quilting the borders of my Winter/Christmas Crazy Quilt with snowflakes.

As much as I love the way the snowflakes look, stitching them became a chore.  So, I have been procrastinating.

The photo above shows how it looked on January 1st.

The blocks were embellished in a crazy quilting round robin that began in 2013 and ended in 2014. It is definitely time to finish this project up!

In February, I added a couple of small snowflakes. This month, I finished embroidering about half of the strip in the center (with the waste canvas) and center strip on the far right. 

I still need to add beads to most of these snowflakes.

There are several small Christmas projects I am itching to work on, but I am determined to finish this project first. I hope to have far more progress to share in August!

Happy crafting everyone!

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Winners and Wrapping Up June

Wow!  This year is really flying by.  I do hope that in these uncertain times that you, your nearest and dearest are staying safe and well.  As I have mentioned, DD, SIL and grandsons P and F are staying with us which has been wonderful having them around and also crazy busy times.

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.

Ooops!  Scrolling down and I noticed I never got around to posting my finished block 4 for June.

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.

Merry Christmas 2020

July project.

I've not been able to find suitable fabric to finish the snow men.
I found the Hugs and Kisses Christmas ornament sew along and I think these will be my next to work on.
Here is the first one.
It is in subtle shades of greeny/blue.
My other non Christmas sewing has been EPP patchwork of the crosses.
I have nearly finished the next set of blocks but I need to do some machine sewing so will put it on the back burner.
Happy sewing.

Sunday, 5 July 2020


I'm early this month BuT as I'm going away I wanted to make sure I added my item.
It's a simple sewing pouch...

Thanks again Narelle...

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