Sunday, December 31, 2017

Let the party begin.....

Every year hubs and I host a VIP party on New Year's Eve for ......just him and me and this year was no exception.    On the menu was leftover nuts, chips, cheeses, crackers and fruit from Christmas Day with the addition of a bottle of bubbles. 


Wishing you all a safe 2018.   

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Best of 2017

Another year has nearly ended and it is nice to be able to look back and see what was achieved in the way of sewing during the year.    At the beginning it was decided that 3 items that had been hanging around my sewing room  were to be completed no matter what and I am pleased to say that that goal was reached. 

Firstly was my 365 daily circle quilt

Next on the list was the fairy quilt that I made for Miss M's big girl bed.

I had started a quilt on a retreat which sat around for sometime and so it was decided in order to get this one finished it was to become a tablerunner.

Then onto finish off the rainbow quilt

And of course the last finish for the year is my hexagon quilt which was started in 2010.

Thanks to Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs for hosting the Best of 2017 linky party.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

The marathon has been run

At last I can present to you my hexagon bed topper which was started back in 2010 when I was bitten by the bug.   I took this project along to my quilting group each month as it was a good portable hand project to work on and I also worked on it during some lunch breaks when at work.     It got to a certain stage by 2011 and then just sat around until this year which I had named the year of finishing off three projects that have been sitting around for  too long - this one being the longest.

I picked it up again only to discover that the last piece was missing so I have been working solidly on it since October.

Today was FNSI and I was determined to get the topper finished by Christmas so an early start was made today to ensure that my goal was reached.

I have to give a special mention to hubs who patiently sat and cut out all those hexie shaped papers at the beginning of my hexie journey.   So here it is

If you would like to see what everyone got up to during FNSI head on over to Wendy's blog and you are sure to be inspired.   Thank you Wendy for hosting FNSI during the year and I hope that it continues in 2018. 

I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas and enjoy whatever way you celebrate the Season with family and friends.

Linking with December's OMG.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The wrong fence

I was up early this morning to do some watering before the heat of the day set in and while out in the garden this little ringtail possum was out and about.

It is most unusual to see possums in the day as they nocturnal.   It walked up and down the fence a couple of times and kept looking over the edge so I think that it was off course a bit.   I hope it found its way back home before any domestic animals were on the prowl.   

During the week I managed to get the last row of hexies sewn on and  was very tempted to just bind it and get it finished as I have been working on this for what seems forever but a little voice in my head said "for the extra few hours that it will take you need to put the border on" and now having gone down that path and with two sides of the border on I was glad that I listened to that little voice.

It is just too hot today to be in my sewing room so it was a good day to wrap up our Christmas presents and put them out under the tree. 

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Origami Bag

While "surfing" the net sometime ago as one does from time to time......all too often..... I saw this cute origami petal bag and "filed" it away for a one day project.   Well that day was today as I needed to make a small gift for my quilting group's Christmas lunch tomorrow....nothing like leaving it to the last minute.    Fortunately for me today it is FNwF so I took the opportunity to use the time to make the little bag.

How cute it that!     I also put in a few little goodies that hopefully a quilter will like and use.

Thanks Cheryll for hosting FNwF each month throughout the year to keep us motivated and a place to show off our projects - no matter what stage they are at - completed or otherwise.

Linking with Oh Scrap and Bags and more Bags.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Twirly dresses

I have just finished measuring and inserting the elastic  for the neck and sleeves in the dresses for Miss M.     Her mummy requested the dresses with sleeves and a length of  just above the knee and Miss  M's request was for very twirly.  A pocket is also a very welcome addition for all those little secret possessions.     Here they are

Needless to say the pink one is the favourite and is being worn home today.

The Christmas tree has been decorated with Miss M's help.

The Christmas carols are playing in the background and it is raining very heavily outside so time to get out the address book and write out our Christmas cards.

I know a lot of people do  not post Christmas cards but it is nice to go to the letterbox and have something other  to open rather than just the usual bills and junk mail that seem to clutter up the letterbox each day.

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

A long time ago

While I was finishing off the last of the hand stitching on the last hexie rosette this morning for some reason the  skipping rhyme that we used to sing when much much younger came into my head

When I was in the kitchen
Doing a bit of stitching
In came the bogey man 
And out I ran

I was not in the kitchen nor did the bogey man come in but I was sitting and stitching.

So now no more reason not to finish off the hexie quilt this month as after lunch I will head off to my sewing room to make a start on sewing the rosette onto the background fabric.  

Linking with OMG at Elm Street Quilts for December. 

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