Wednesday, 27 December 2017

December by Michell

These were made both November and December but could not show them as secret swap gifts.

A Hexagon Table Mat

a Christmas Table Runner

and a Christmas Ornie

Crazy Quilted Christmas Stocking

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Earlier this year, I shared progress on this crazy quilted stocking for my son. I finished it at 9:03 p.m. on December 23rd - just in time for Santa to fill it on his visit Christmas Eve.

Way back in August of 2015, I shared the completed stitching on the Freebie Santa and the Mouse Ornament (retired) from Heaven and Earth Designs. I love the artwork by Scott Gustafson. 
This December, I finally had it framed.

Narelle, thank you for the workshop! 
I have loved seeing all of the creations shared by the other elves.
A list of projects is in the works for each month in 2018.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

1 more finish

These stitcheries has been done for several years but i'd forgotten all about them. I was looking through a crate for something & discovered them tucked away. Today i turned them into a runner.

Happy Stitching

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Final One

I needed a few last minute stocking fillers... so I made these.
They are called an Ouch Pouch and are filled with the necessities... bandaids, hand sanitizer, safety pin, chap stick...etc...
Thanks Narelle for all the encouragement throughout the entire year. For without this "club" I wouldn't get as much sewn.
I hope we will be doing it again in 2018...
Until then... Merry Christmas & a safe New Year.
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At last some finishes 😊😊

I've been terribly slack this year with finishes let alone anything for Christmas. This week i finished quite a few off. 😊.

Happy Stitching,

Sunday, 3 December 2017

December Bells Are Ringing

Christmas Wishes to everyelf from this very tardy chief elf. Big thank you to those who have continued to post and visit our little workshop ... what can I say but something had to take a backseat and sadly it has been my crafting. I did manage to complete my November block for A Holly Cottage Christmas.

If you managed 1 item a month (or more), or just 1 this year then you made a head start for a less stressed Christmas. Now take the time to enjoy wrapping your gifts or displaying your beautiful decorations.

As its only early in December, there's still time to whip up something special. Joy @ Days Filled With Joy is sharing her "12 Days of Last Minute Christmas Gifts".  Pop over and check out the tutorials for some quick and cute ideas. Thanks Joy

Please continue to share any makes for December and may your Christmas be filled with love and peace xx

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

In November

I wanted to keep the momentum up so even though I am early in the month I managed to finish off another gift.
Its a matching set of a TriAngular & a flat pouch.
Into the box they go... yippee...
Thanks again Narelle....
Next month I will see you for the last time in 2017 ...

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

For OctoBer

I managed to complete a project I've had on hand for years...
A pair of "boys" pillowcases...
Thanks Narelle... my gift box has another gift in it...
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Sunday, 22 October 2017

October By Michell

Not much happening this year though I had plans on doing so much.  I blame the thesis that even though submitted in May, here in October only just getting it printed.

But anyway I have finished this lovely wall hanging this month

And back in July I completed this small stitchery as part of a swap

and also some Christmas coasters

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Sneaking In For September

No excuse, I've just been MIA but a quick project yesterday afternoon and feel like I could just be getting back on track with this little drawstring gift bag.

Thank you to the lovely elves who have been sewing away in our workshop. Keep up the merriment ... we're almost there and Santa is checking his list.

Monday, 25 September 2017

It's September

And my item this month is another little gift bag...
Thanks Narelle... you always keep me motivated by belonging to this monthly group...
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Friday, 1 September 2017

Snowman Zipper Pouch

This month, I made another zipper pouch using the YouTube tutorial by the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

This is the front side.

And this is the back.

I just love this snowman print. I wish I could remember the name of the fabric. It sparkles with glitter.

It's hard to believe Christmas is a little less than 4 months away. 

Wishing you all very productive workshop time in September.

Friday, 25 August 2017

My AugusT

This month 'SnoWie' came to play with me....
Actually he is now a cushion & he's all ready for Christmas.
Thanks Narelle... xox
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Sunday, 30 July 2017

A Zipper Pouch

This zipper pouch will be added to my gift box this month. 

It was created with a crazy quilt block I made in 2013 and finally finished off. It features a cross-stitched house that was part of the "Cozy Winter Twilight" pattern in the Stoney Creek Country Living Collection booklet and some of my 1st attempts at tutorials in Diana Lampe's book Embroidery for all Seasons.

I am afraid I only added 1 seam to the stocking I am working on for my son this month. I hope to finish the embellishments in August.

Thank you so much for providing the Workshop for us, Narelle. The motivation it provides - especially with Christmas sneaking up so quickly - is appreciated.


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

For JuLy

A small little table runner is my addition to the gift box this month.
Thanks Narelle for hosting us each month...