Thursday, 9 November 2017

Getting ready for Kris Kringle.

I am in charge of the Kris Kringle fun at our Christmas break up.
I have designed a little booklet to give to each participant.
When they hand a parcel in they will receive a booklet.
We added folded Doilies Xmas trees to the front and decorated with glitter glue.
Now waiting for them to dry. 

Inside the booklet is a tree tag with a matching number. 
This tag will be attached to the gift they have made.

Later in the evening we will play a game and swap booklets. 
Look inside to see which number you have ended up with and that's the parcel you get to open.
I hope they like the idea.

I think we have 39 made..

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Aussie Hero quilt being sent for Christmas

Here is the next Aussie Hero quilt all finished. 
I managed to get it quilted after it has been around for a while.
It was good to finally get a request that matched this quilt.
I'm sure she will love it.

 And the backing is full of maps of Australia with the names of our states on them.
I'm really happy I can send off another quilt just before Christmas.
I'll add a little decoration and a snack too.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

A slow end to a busy weekend...

I have had a busy weekend with friends, my quilt group, sewing and making other items for a special night. All will be revealed over the next week or two...

For today's sow n tell is for Slow Sunday Stitching. A perfect way to finish off the weekend and relax white the roast is cooking. I'm starting here.
I've got to here.


Now starting the pudding


I am doing a SAL with my quilt group next year and SARAH is letting me share her pattern. It is a beautiful mini Xmas wallhanging. I was going to do it last year but that just didn't happen. I am making my sample to show at the group. Have a look at Sarah's blog and maybe you could stitch along too.




So I am linking up with Kathy for slow stitching Sunday too..
https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/slow-sunday-stitching.html


Saturday, 4 November 2017

FNWF and some sewing

I did a little bit of sewing for a friend.. My double ended oven mitts. The request was for greys with a little bit of red... I love making these..
I stated out with scraps over the table..

And ended up with this..


I was joining in the fun with Cheryll and all the gals over at the Cubby hole for FNWF....
https://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/fnwf.html

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Gift giving time...

We are having a Kris Kringle give away at Xmas break up. I have already shown you the bag I made but here it is again...

I have wrapped it up special


I am in charge of the gift exchange so I am planning a little game to play when we swap our gifts.

We are taking part in a birthday fat 1/4 swap. Who ever wants to take part puts their name on the list with a fabric choice. ie.. colour, type, print... My choice is anything red, white or blue..
When it's your birthday you will then receive a fat quarter from everyone playing along. We have 2 groups with 10 people in each. I can't wait for my birthday...
Here are my first 2 wrapped up.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Aussie Hero laundry bags & a Xmas decoration

I'm going to be holding a workshop in January making Laundry Bags for Aussie Heroes.
I made some samples for show n tell.
This one is using left over blocks from the mystery quilt. A matching bag will go down well.

Then I made one using one fabric just to show

Here one made a while ago with leftover blocks again..



Now it's time to get into the Xmas mood and start making decorations.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

And here it is finished.

I finished the beautiful baby quilt for my friend. It is for her granddaughter.
I just love this backing I bought. The idea is turn it over and the grandson can use this side.

Now for the front...

The only thing with going to shop for fabric for a specific project I buy more for my stash.
Look at this pile of goodies for me to use.

20 metres for $80.. What a bargain..