Friday, 30 November 2012

Christmas decorations

Rag Wreath

Craft day












Yesterday was spent making small items for the Christmas tree etc. It was great fun and the robin [ which still need a hanging ribbon], ribbon angel, little red bird, hexagon hanging and Babushka doll  will all go on the tree, while the Santa napkin holder will be with the Christmas mice on the table. Thanks Penny for the ideas you gave me.

Friend Pauline showed a group of us the Rag Weath and I liked it so much I made myself one that now hangs on my Happy Room door.. thanks Pauline.

My design Wall

Some time ago a group I belong to made a machine embroidery Flower swap this was followed by a Bird block swap.
I decided to put them all up on my design wall and try to come up with a plan for them, but now a new exchange has been announced, a Butterfly swap and I am thinking they would look nice with the flowers and birds.
Cannot decide if I'm just putting off thinking of a plan for them or putting it off until the New Year when we do the butterfly swap!

We Three Kings


Started a Christmas machine embroidery scene, but made a mistake with my colours and the faces of the Three Kings became lime green, I went over the stitching twice more with different colours but think I will have to try and make this panel again.
The Kings still look a bit green as if they have had a bad journey !

 Two more panels have been made so hopefully I will have the complete wall hanging  made in time for Christmas.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Dusting off the Crib

I just love this Nativity scene, made for me by a friend in the USA.

Every year it is the first thing that comes out on show.   Thanks Jane.

Preparing for a workshop

Later this week my friend Penny and I are holding a Christmas workshop for some members of my Church.
Santa napkin holders, Mice, Robins, Origami bags, Babushka dolls,  bird ornaments for the tree and a few other items.. it looks like it will be a fun packed busy day to complete everything!

Christmas Sewing

Gold candles

Jolly Times

Redwork cadles

Fun bags
I have been busy sewing items for Christmas presents, these are just a few items.
The embroidery was worked on my embroidery Machine.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Post Card Swap

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BQLPC  I joined this group a short while ago, and November is the first swap I have taken part in. The theme is Pineapple, so I machine embroidered a pineapple onto fabric backed it with Pelmet Vilene and a backing piece of fabric to write on. Four people including myself had signed up for the swap [max per swap is 7 ]. My postcard went in the post yesterday much to the amusement of the lady in the Post Office who had never put a stamp on a fabric card.
Join in the fun and sign up for the group.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Sue Sewell Day

Sue and Annette

Busy Busy

A younger member of the group

My bag
October 29th saw Penny and I setting off for a sewing day at Bedford with Sue Sewell. It was a lovely sunny, but cold day. Annette and Sue had arranged lots of things for us to make. It is always a friendly fun day, and I am pleased with the bag I made in the morning.

Hamtune Quilt Fayre

Machine embroidery demo

Bag and Cushion raffle
In October the group I belong to in Northampton held their annual Autumn Fayre at Parklands Community Centre. All profits went to the Altzeimer's Charity, we raised over £1000 on the day. It was tiring setting everything up but all went well and the quilts and stalls looked great.

The Welsh hair cut

While in Wales I decided to have my hair cut. I have been thinking of having it cut for some time so googled the nearest hairdresser to the...