Tuesday, December 28, 2010

piccies of finished christmas lovelies

this is my brothers quilt before it was finished, that was me checking out just how big it is. now of course it is finished
this is my sisters quilt the night after it was completed, i lay it on the lounge room floor to double check everything and cut threads
this is the card i made my father (he has a thing about handmade cards) its the newest craft ive tried called Pickpoint
this is the gift i recieved from one of the forum ladies for christmas. she made it herself

Sunday, December 19, 2010

the completed tablerunner and this months hexi

this is the finished tablerunner. or what it will look like in about an hour when the last 5 hexis are added. i took 2 pics so you could see the designs on some of the hexis.

also this is the hexi i made for Vicki on the forum yesterday. the idea for the design came to me in the shower oddly enough. either way i hope she likes it. i have seen a pic of the one she is sending me and it is beautiful.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

crafty deadlines

theres just over a week til christmas and i still have 3 gifts to finish making as well as stitching my hexi for this months swap.

i have to back/frame 9 more hexis and join them together for the tablerunner - theres 24 in total

i have to join my sisters 24 squares/blocks for her quilt. i have 2 rows of 4 together but the rest are in ones and twos and the rows need to be joined also.

i need to pull my brothers quilt out of the storage bag it is currently in as well as a the fabric i stashed in there when i was moving in the hopes there would be enough to make the border for his centrepiece.

while i want to finish hand sewing the table runner first i do still need to stitch a hexi design for Vicki. fortunately i have informed her of this and she is to be sending to me too so neither of us are in a huge rush.

phew, huge sigh. im a bit exhausted just listing those things. i am very keen to finish my projects tho and realise the visions i had...quite a while ago for the quilts at least.

off to carols by candlelight at the local public high school that is put on every year by the christian churches in our area. i wonder if anyone would notice if i took my sewing with me.....

Friday, December 10, 2010

christmas blog bingo

In Stitches is doing a round of christmas blog bingo so these are my 25 words so i remember where i put them and can cross them off.   http://the-quilt-shoppe.blogspot.com/ thats where the bingo words will be listed each day.
1. little drummer boy.
2. hallelujah chorus
3. magic
4. wreath
5. quilt
6. bethlehem
7. snowflake
8. sparkle
9. spirit
10. angel
11. nativity
12. charity
13. peace
14. chocolate
15. mistletoe
16. bells
17. star
18. elves
19. movies
20. games
21. stocking
22. carols
23. choir
24. church
25. Christ's birth

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas shopping Done!! no more crowds for me

yup its official. just a short post to say how thrilled i am to not have to brave the shopping centres again before christmas. i may still end up going with my mum or sister to help them with gifts later but it wont be in sydney so it will automatically be better.

i still have 3 gifts to finish sewing for my younger brother and sister and my MIL but everything else is purchased or crafted and with the exception of the last 2 i bought today even wrapped, WOOT!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Angel Tablerunner

As some of you are aware I am making a framed hexagon table runner for my MIL. It is angel themed and will end up on her dining table in the front room that doesnt get used all that often so she can leave it on year round, that is also why I made it in purples, blues, creams and whites. This is where Im at so far. In that pic , some of the designs are still pinned but ive actually finished them since then. Im still short a few designs and 4 hexis of angel patterned fabric that im still waiting on from a friend but everything is all planned out so im happy with it. will post another pic when its finished