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...

Friday, 30 June 2017

Just made it.....

in time. I managed to get to the machine today to finish this wall hanging.
Happy stitching,

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Crazy Quilt Stocking

This month I made progress on a crazy quilt stocking for my eldest son.

The first addition was "Magical Ride" from the Stoney Creek Collection: Cool Friends Book 211. I stitched the mirror image of the chart so it would better fit a patch on the stocking. I used waste canvas to keep the stitches even. It was my first time using Kreinik Blending Filament. To be honest, it seemed a bit like embroidering with Christmas tree tinsel. I love pizazz it added. It was also my first time using a Turkey Stitch to make the fringes at the end of the scarf.

This is the pieced stocking prior to embellishment.

In my last update, I thought my Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM would be a Christmas gift project. However, I learned that the BOM goes through next February. That means it will be a birthday gift instead, so the updates will not be shared here in the workshop.

There are only 6 months until Christmas, so I need to get busy. (So many plans, so little time...) -Renee

Sunday, 25 June 2017

New Project

Nothing like the feeling of a new project ... do I have lots of "started projects"?  YES 😆   I always have something I feel like working on ... or that's my excuse.

This one is 'A Holly Cottage Christmas' by Michelle Ridgway and is for a Stitch-a-long group. Lots of inspiration to keep at it! and I can share each month in our workshop 😊  So far I've been doing lots of prep and need to quickly finish the applique/stitching for the first block.

Friday, 16 June 2017

In JuNe

This months item is another little gift bag. This time the embroidery is "Candles" which I coloured in, but the bag pattern is the same.
I have now added it to the gift box so I am in good shape for Xmas.
Thanks Narelle for the encouragement to make a gift / item each month.
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Friday, 26 May 2017

Xmas Decoration

I have finished my xmas decoration its a lovely pattern by Lisa Cantlay of Fig'n'berry designs calledHolly Berry Decorations.
Thankyou Narelle for hosting 1 xmas item a month

cheers Shez xx

Thursday, 25 May 2017

May from Me.....

I have dug out a couple of things from the UFO cupboard this month....

These little pouches are going to be perfect for some little treats.... Anni Downs design and her fabric at the back....  I think I'd like to do some more of these....


This is a Michelle Ridgeway stitchery design that I have had for some time.... I still have a bit of my favourite trees fabric so I used that for the borders....

... and I am continuing with my banner stitcheries.....

So that's my Christmas sewing this month.... looking forward to seeing yours!!

Hugz from Fiona....

Busy Month

I made myself sit at the machine & finish the all the Christmas decorations i had stacked on my cutting table.

First was 3 little banners

Next a tablerunner
another hanging
another runner
then 2 more hangings

Lastly a heart & matching reindeer.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, 15 May 2017

For The Table

I finished a table mat this month.
Simple... but sweet...
Thanks Narelle for the encouragement each month...
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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Just one block....

this month I didn't actually manage a whole item for Christmas... but I did get this block done towards my banner....

Must have a dig around and search for some ornies to make up....

Monday, 24 April 2017

April Quicky

Another quick project and 8 little tissue packet covers to add to gifts at Christmas.

Without our little workshop, it would be all too easy to not bother ... thank you fellow elves for your company and encouragement to add to our gift boxes each month.

Every gift or decoration, big or small, is handmade from the heart.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Monday, 17 April 2017

SanTa MiNi

It feels so gOOd to cross a project off the "to do" list doesn't it?
I made a 12inch MiNi for DD#2 this month.
Thanks Narelle for the motivation each month...
If you would like details about this pattern... just visit my blog here.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Another Long Term Project

My husband keeps telling me he needs a new quilt. The last one I made for him is threadbare and well loved. So, when I discovered the Sun, Sand and Sea Block of the Month at Sew Incredibly Crazy, I decided to join the fun and make the quilt as a Christmas gift. (Hopefully in 2017, not 2018. We'll see.) Our family is full of Oregon State University fans, so the orange and black theme seemed fitting.

This is block 2. I still need to fill in the license plate, but have not decided what I want it to say. Until then, this block is done.

In April, I aim to spend at least 10 minutes a day on my Winter/Christmas Wall Quilt. It may be the only way I motivate myself to finish quilting it with snowflakes. I hope to have progress to show on it next month, as well as blocks 1 & 3 from the Sun, Sand and Sea Block of the Month.

Wishing you all a productive month in April.