Thursday, 30 December 2010


I felt very spoiled this year with my gifts for Choockyblue SSCS. I received this wonderful wall hanging (or table runner) from Shari. It really is the perfect quilt for me, The thing I miss most about not living in Australia (other than my family) is the ocean. I love all the details in this quilt. For better photos visit Shari post here. I think I am going to use it as a wall hanging so I see it more often, I just need to find the perfect spot for it. I live the look of the spot I took the photos, but as it covers the kitchen light switch I don't think it would be very particle. I also think it will look better with out DH holding it up.
She also included other goodies including this cute Kola bag that she picked up at the local school fair for Little Miss. Like I said I think I was very spoiled this year.
Here is the table running I made for Sue as my SSCS. Its uses the same snowman fabric as the ornaments.
This was the only online swap I did this year and I look forward to joining it again next year.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Christmas Eve

True to form, I finished this gift for our Christmas host late Christmas eve.
You may recognize it as a free pattern from a couple of years ago. At the time I had started to make two, but was having issue with one so put it aside and finished the other (was a gift for my mother in-law). The second one was going to be for me, but it had sat for a long time. When a week before Christmas I decided that I wanted to make a home-made gift for our host it seemed like the perfect guilt to finish. I have to admit that in my head it was a lot more done than it turned out to be in reality. The triangles were cut, and the green border strips were done. The triangles were a bit on the skimpy side, so I had to be creative with my seem allowance and quilting. I found time to sew late at night (who needs sleep anyway) and was able to finish this Christmas eve. Out host was so please to receive this, and that always makes this quilter happy.

I will have more Christmas presents and swap gifts to share soon, I just need to get a bit more organized and take a couple of photos.


Tuesday, 14 December 2010


It has been a while since I shared anything that I had finished but now that Sue of Charlotte's Cottage has open the ornaments for SSCS I can share. Here are the ornaments I sent her.
I was very happy with how these turned out and have started making one for myself. I still have a gift that I hoping to have done by Christmas so not sure when my ornament will get done, it may have to wait until next year before it can go on the tree.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

1st day of Christmas

LM birthday was Saturday and it was a fun day. I have learnt that if you want someone to open all their gifts not to let them open the doll stroller first. It was her favorite gift and had to come with us when we went out in the afternoon.

Now that is done I am much more in the mood for Christmas. Had carols night at church this evening and my guilds Christmas party tomorrow night. I am really looking forward to Christmas this year.

I open my first day of Xmas gift and so far I am very happy with my Santa. Up till now I had left the present in the big bag, but now they are loss under the tree. All the brown present are from the 12 day swap and the other present you can see are from SSCS, and DH always wonder why there are more present under the tree form me than him. The two ornaments were loss in the bag, and the first gift contained the baker and fat quarter. I think I may have to put more in my 12 day gifts next year.


Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Bag & SSCS ornament.

It seems like forever since I have been in my sewing room, unless you count using it for gift wrapping. Would love to get some sewing in, I am sure that my machine feels very neglected.
But I do have a couple of quilting things I can share. Last week was my birthday and my mum made me this beautiful bag. Some of the lace is not showing up very well in the photos. I love it, both side have work on them and are very similar. I feel very spoiled.
I think Fritz is trying to catch the spider lol.

I have also received my SSCS parcel today, and open the ornament. I think this is so cute and have been trying to work out how to make it. The main gifts are safe under the tree waiting for Christmas.
These were sent to my by Shari of Mumsyblossom, she even included a gift for Little Miss, which I think is so sweet. Her gift is under the tree too.