Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Creating...

There has been a little Christmas creating happening here. Some of it is for gifts so I will show those later on. My class ladies have been busy too making beautiful things. Jayne is such a good needle turner who loves using the Lynette Anderson tools. These little appliques on this wonderful ipad case, designed by Anni Downs, look fantastic. I have this kit too and will enjoy making it....after Christmas perhaps.
 Marlene has been busy too and has finished her lovely Anni Downs' pencil case.
 Margaret has had fun making this lovely hanging from a Nancy Halverson book. I have this one and it is one of my favourite decorations.
 I have been stitching too. Here is block 10 of Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs.
 I also enjoyed making up this little zippered pouch for a gift. It is also an Anni Downs pattern.
I had some fun and a little difficulty knitting this little bauble using 4 double pointed needles instead of 5. I have bought a new set so will have another go soon. It is from an amazing book by Arne and Carlos, called 55 Christmas Balls to knit.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Grandies...

Just realised that I hadn't shared any photos of the little ones for a while. They are all growing up and changing so much. Little Jack is nearly 2, Alice is 3 and a bit and the boys are almost 5 1/2. How time flies.





















Friday, November 10, 2017

A Christmas finish...

I managed to finish my bellpull this week. The buttons really dress it up and the special hanger looks great too. This is from a Nancy Halverson book called Jingle all the way.



Saturday, November 4, 2017

Gorgeous gift and some stitching

Lynne came to class last week and showed me these amazing Japanese creations. Her lovely sister-in -law goes to Japan each year and bought her this zippered stitching pouch and this little purse. They are both so gorgeous.




 Lynne also made this useful bag with large hexagons!
I hve a finish too. I have been slowly stitching these houses over the last months and it was lovely to finish this great mat for Christmas. It is a Helen Stubbings pattern.
I have also finished all the blocks now for United Stitches. I will have to prepare some stitching now as these were very handy to just pick up and work on in between other projects. They come printed on too which made it easy. Not sure when I will get round to making them into a quilt.

It was very exciting to get Part 10 of Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs this week. I just had to start!
 Another project on the go is this lovely Nancy Halverson bellpull. The hanger has been in my stash ready for a long while!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Wonderful weekend away

It was so lovely to be invited to spend a stitching weekend away at Crackenback with some great friends. There was some stitching but there was also lots of eating and drinking, chatting and sharing.....which is what you expect at a stitching weekend! Thanks to Michelle and Maria for organising such a wonderful time.





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