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.