Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Blue on blue

Recently a lovely FQ of blue roses caught my eye. I couldn't resist it, though I had no idea how I would use it.

It didn't take long for inspiration to kick in. First I made a table mat; then a table runner. They are similar in appearance as the table mat didn't turn out how I imagined. I made a mess up of the centre ... it should have been set into the middle like the table centre. Never mind! I simply turned it around, and had I not told you, I doubt if you would have known.

I also made a hexi flower out of the left-overs ... much nicer than bubble and squeak out of left-over cabbage and potatoes?! The hexi flower is already winging its way across Australia as part of a swap, and when I went to down-size the photo, I found a piece of cotton thread draped unbecomingly across the middle. Therefore ... no photo suitable for here.

Now I have the unenveniable task of wrapping my little pieces of stitching in Christmas paper in readiness for the post tomorrow ... envelopes, wrapping paper, and customs declarations at the ready!

In actual fact what better undertaking on a hot day [temperature is 40 degrees inside ... whew!], than to get into the spirit of Christmas.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Yet more Aprons!

I guess that if one likes making a particular item, then it stands to reason we keep on making them, albeit in different fabric and embellishments.

Christmas is fast approaching. Some people keep tabs on the number of days. Me? Suffice to know November is half-way through already! Once the calendar page is turned to December serious gift sewing is definitely late.

This year I have decided to send 'hand made' presents. The colours are chosen to suit the recipients. As hexagons hold great attraction one apron has three hexagons along the border ... below is a close up look at these delightful flowers.

Three aprons are ready for wrapping and posting!

Friday, November 12, 2010


Today is the day we open our Primitive Swaps. Sadly my swap partner has not yet completed my gift, but ... it will arrive. Of course the lack of a swap to open on 'the day' takes away some of the excitement of the day.

As I sent my parcel a wee while ago, I decided to show the cushion I completed for the swap. I hope my swap partner likes it!

Monday, November 1, 2010

A winner

Recently I entered a give away here, and I was the winner of several lengths of lace. I am eagerly waiting on the post!!
Many thanks Rebecca for the giveaway.