It's been a while but that is because I haven't had anything to post about.
I've been occupied with the usual last minute Christmas stitching/sewing frenzy but now I'm happy to say I'm done!
So lots of pictures to share starting with a few Christmas ornaments.
I stitched this one for my ten year old grand daughter Amy
It's the Merry Skater by Little House Needleworks
I also stitched the companion piece from the 2010 JCS Christmas ornament issue for my little grandson Robbie who also started skating almost as soon as he could walk.
I changed the wording to make it the same as the girl skater.
and I wanted to personalize the ornaments so I took a design from the Prairie Schooler Christmas Alphabet leaflet to stitch the ice skates on the back.
This next ornament is Winter Woolens by Stacy Nash Primitives.
I just love this design but then I seem to love anything with reindeer on it.
I sewed some East of India ribbon on the back as I like the way it goes so well with the design.
Still with the reindeer this one is Elizabeth Hammond's Xmas Sampler pillow by Pineberry Lane
and I backed it with the same fabric as the Winter Woolens ornament.
Now on to the sewing/stitchery finishes
This drawstring bag is from Australian designer Leanne Beasley's pattern Precious Things.
I adapted the pattern to make a needle case and pincushion
inside view of needle case
Another drawstring bag and accessories. This stitchery design is by Australian designer Judith Tetley from a pattern called Ivy and the Rose.
Fabrics are Aviary by 3 Sisters for Moda.
Finally a few bits and pieces that I made for our quilt group fundraiser last month
the first is from a free pattern found here
This is from Australian designer Gail Pan Threads and Things pattern
and this is just a tiny tote gift bag made from Thimbeleberries fabrics.
That's it for this time so all that remains is to wish everyone that visits my blog a very happy festive season. I look forward to catching up on my blog reading in the new year.
You are amazing! I love everything! The ornaments, the bags, everything! And that Amy Butler fabric -- yum! Love how you used it! Happy Christmas to you and yours!
Love everything you do!
Those little skatings xs gifts for your grandchildren are fabulous -they will treasure them forever.
Merry Christmas :)
Everything is as beautiful as always Margaret! I love the ornaments for Amy and Robbie! Such perfect designs for them, and the star buttons are the perfect finishing touch. Lovely, lovely things!
Wish I had just a thimble's worth of your talent! All your work is absolutely stunning.
I so thoroughly enjoy reading your posts.
Margaret, your work is beautiful, as always, and your fabric choices for the bags are fabulous! The ornaments you made for your grandchildren are wonderful, heirlooms to be treasured.
Hope you have a very happy and warm Christmas.
You've made our Christmas wish come true :>)
An update on your gorgeous blog just before Christmas, what more could we ask for and, once again, your stitching is mezmerizing - don't you just love that word :>)
The little ornaments for the grands are beautiful, so festive with their stars, and the little skates on the back are perfect. The drawstring stitched bags and accessories are beautifully made. I can imagine there are hours of work in them. And the little reindeer pillows are so delightfully prim. Finally, the tiny tote - stunning :>)
Warm wishes Angela xx
Beautiful finishes, as always Margaret. I really like the East of India ribbon too and it does work well with that design.
Visiting your blog is always like visiting a candy store, Margaret--such wonderful treats are in store for us! Your ornaments are wonderful--love how you stitched designs on the back to make them really special. Everything is a treat for the eyes...
I hope you and your family have a delightful Christmas :)
Your ornaments are stunning. I have stitched Merry Skater and plan to stitch the companion piece and change the wording so their are both the same. It is nice to see someone else has done it also. Your sewing is gorgeous too.
As always, your work is amazing. I love the skating ornaments and that you did something special on the back as well!
Wonderful photos thank you so much for sharing them with us. Your work is always just lovely. xx
I love the way your personalized your skater ornaments.
All you work is lovely! Have a Merry Christmas.
Everything is lovely! I love your stitching and you finish everything so nicely. Good to hear from you! Merry Christmas!
Margaret, tus trabajos son bellisimos, mil gracias por compartirlos con nosotros.
Te deseo una FELIZ NAVIDAD!!!!, un graaan abrazo para ti y los tuyos...
What beautiful finishes! Congratulations, and Happy Holidays.
As always ... a pleasure to visit you Margaret ... I loved everything that you show us!
A big kiss,
The wait was certainly worth it Margaret such a festive of wonderful goodies. The ornaments for Robbie and Amy are perfect and love the way you have made them special for them. Your bags are as gorgeous as ever. Hope you and Bob have a lovely Christmas and the weather gets a little warmer for you.
Take care and thank you so much for sharing all your delights.
Love Hazel C (UK)
As always, your blog is a real visual treat - I love everything! :D
You have been very busy! And what treats for everyone to see.
Happy Stitching to Everyone!
Margaret, you are such a talented lady. I so admire all that you make, such beautiful work. the ornament for the GC are so special.
Love everything you have made Margaret, the ribbon on the back of the little cushion really suits it well. Also like the cardinal fabric too. Talk to you soon, but meanwhile have a great Christmas, don't burn the parsnips.
You please me with your fantastic work ...
I love the embroidery, and your wonderful results.
I wish you a wonderful time, around the Christmas tree.
A happy new year to all of us expect ...
Oh my God, I love everything, they are awesome, they are great!!!!!!
Wow! You've been busy! Love every one of your projects. Your stitching is beautiful.
You have a lovely blog, and I would like to be your blog friend. I was a big fan of x-stich b/4 I got into quilting 22 years ago. I simply love all your work and your blog makes me want to do some x-stiching again. I will come back again for a visit. HUGS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST MARY
You are amazing!Everything are so lovely!!!
Love your ornaments and bags, they are gorgeous!
Merry X'mas and a Wonderful 2011!
everything is marvellous !!
The little children are lovely.
Margaret, everything is amazing. Great job!
Happy Christmas to you and yours!
as usual I love all the goodies you have sewn........beautiful.........
have a wonderful Christmas.......
A post full of gorgeous-ness!
Have a very Happy Christmas!
Your recent projects are wonderful, Margaret! I especially like your skater pair...that was SO CLEVER using the skates from another design for the back side!
Oooo Margaret you have made some more amazing things, I just loooove everything you make.
I have not been blogging for sometime because of the house renovations we have been having done, however the builders left on Thursday this week, they have finished the inside of the house and will be returning in January to finish the outside.
My craft room is now finished and the first thing I thought of displaying was that beautful bag you made for me with all of the contents, I know it will take pride of place in my new craft room.
It will be sometime before I can start stitching again, it may get to February, but in the meantime take care and I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas.
Wow, all is really amazing, this ornaments are beuatiful, congratulations.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...
They're all gorgeous, congratulations
I hope you had a great Christmas
LOVE what you did with the ornaments! Beautiful finishes!
All what you make is beautiful. And my compliments are not based on pictures only, are they ?
You have been busy. In a competition with Santa ?
I hope you had a great Christmas, with a "chufeta" to warm you up. It is literally freezing here.
Write to you soon.
toutes ces broderies et tous ces pochons et pinkeep sont merveilleux
quel beau travail
le choix des couleurs est très réussi
félicitations c'est très beau
j'adore ce style !!!
That of beautiful things still!!! Everything is WONDERFUL
The choice of fabrics and the colors are very successful
Lin, Dentelles et autres passions
Wonderful gifts! Merry Christmas!
Your stitching is truly beautiful.It is always a treat to see your lovely sewing and stitching creations.
A belated Merry Christmas to you and your family. I wish you all a Very Happy New Year. Hugs Judy
So many beautiful things!!!! Happy New Year to you!
Fantastic Christmas works:)
Merry Christmas and Happy New 2011 Year!
Hello, thankyou for visiting my blog,, I love all your counted cross stitch stuff and all the other things you made you are a busy lady I will visit you again to see your lovely work.
Lovely finishes Margaret. I love Amy and Robert's ornaments - the ice skates on the back finish it perfectly.
Happy New Year to you
Love all your stitching and sewing. I'm very fond of reindeer too .. I do have to have Winter Woolens :)
Your sewing and stitching are just so superb! I love everything - the colors, the patterns, the bags and accessories to go with. Just , so pretty and inspiring. I hope you had a great Christmas. I need to update my own blog. Those skaters are too cute!
Wonderful wonderful projects - all of them! Your ornaments and various bags are just too cute! You're making me add some more things to my wish list now.........thanks for sharing all of your finishes.
Well what can i SAY i am speechless. I have just found your blog and Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had 'lost'your mail re Jane night and had to ask Angela who pointed me here. Oh I am sooo glad she did.
Absolutely f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s Margaret, your finishing touches are ,well words fail me.
Love the stitching bits and bobs bag too. I will be back!!
Everything is lovely .. hope you had a Happy Christmas.
You made some good points there. I did a search on the topic and found most people will agree with your blog.
Your works are awesome. I love them.
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