Sunday, November 23, 2014

Stocking stuffers for the grown ups ...

I'm hoping these will make good stocking stuffers ...

I trimmed purchased tea towels with fabric 
to fancy them up and crocheted some
 Primrose dishcloths from cotton yarn - nice and bright for the job.
Hmmmm who gets what ....... 

And this lavender filled sachet is for a very special someone. 
 It's photographed on the tree from this post.
A chic parasol embellished with crystal beads from 
Happiness is Cross Stitching 

We got snow overnight and Little Dog likes it!

Today I'm linking up with Annemarie

Friday, November 14, 2014

more for Christmas ....

There still isn't any snow on the ground but it's quite cold just now - something to do with a polar vortex that's happened a bit early in the season.  I have some more finishes for Christmas to share with you ...

This is an Art to Heart design that I turned into a mini 
wall hanging.

Mug Rugs/coasters (reversible) for the coffee lovers - I cut 5" squares
 (charm squares would have been handy)
of front and back fabric, added some batting, sandwiched all the pieces and stitched around
 then turned right side out and top stitched - easy peasy. 
 The check fabric is what I used for the reverse sides. 

Here is another of the Advent Animals that I first
posted about here.  Isn't she just the most beautiful camel!

Cookies and milk for Santa is a freebie from Sandy.  The polka dot
 fabric is what I used for the back side.  This wasn't
my best finish but since I'd erred by cutting
the fabric a bit too small it is what it is.  ^^

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

first snow ....

We had our first snowfall - just a skiff of snow that quickly disappeared but it served as a reminder that our warm fall weather is over and Old Man Winter is on his way....

  In my excitement over the snow I made a Yorkshire Pudding to serve with our roast beef and it turned out so well that I had to take a photo of it.  ^^

It was crispy on the top and bottom and tasted as good as it looked.  Yes, the two of us ate all of it - not at one sitting mind you.  Yorkshire Pudding is also good when it's cold with a bit of butter on it.  ^^

The McLaren crest project that I posted about here .... the one that took me a decade, yes a decade, forever to stitch is finished. I framed it with a plaid fabric similar to the McLaren Tartan.   The chart is now in my sister's capable hands.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Christmas projects .....

I'm a Christmas Junkie - I love everything about it....except
 the commercialism, that is.   I work on
Christmas projects year around.  And you'll never hear me groan about
'Christmas stuff already?'   Here are a few Christmas pieces  that I've finished ......

I fussy cut these reversible mug rugs/coasters -
the reverse side is bit more sophisticated and there's
 a sample of it peeking out on the lower right side.

This is 'Snowman's Best Friend', a design from HERE
It was part of the 2013 "12 Days of Christmas" 

I finished this candle mat with a solid, dark green backing.
It's approx. 12" square.

I like this gift tag/ornie from HERE.  It's
finished with felt on the back - it's a favourite and I've made a few for gifts.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


I think I'm smitten with owls....

 I really enjoyed stitching these mini owls and it's fun to see them come to life whilst stitching. 
The two rectangle owls are tuck-ins for Christmas and
you can find the design here.

The stocking is for a gift card/cash. I traced out a stocking
 shape on two pieces of felt and embroidered snowflakes on it. 

The owl in the lily of the valley can be found here.  I love
lily of the valley - the flower and the fragrance.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

a ghostly encounter .....

This is my ghostly encounter .....

 Here's the link. 

This week I'm linking up with Sew Darn Crafty, Finish it up Friday, and Let's Bee Social .

I'd like to thank all of my followers - new and old -
for following along and taking time to leave a comment.