My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thinking about Christmas!

My favourite ever quilt shop (aka 'my local') held its annual Christmas launch yesterday.
We had a busy week finishing projects and samples for the launch but we had a lovely morning which made the effort worthwhile.
The Man of the House made sure all the displays weren't just about quilting -
But can you see the quilts on the back - And The Flag, of course.
It means I can now show you a couple of the projects I have completed recently. My stitchery is now a cushion which I really enjoyed working on -

---cute covered buttons. The woollen felt was lovely to work with---
And I have a new man in my life - 

He's very mischievous but if he gets too cheeky, he's small enough to shut in a drawer!!
He was also fun to make :-). This was an Indygo Junction pattern but I'm sure I made a Yo-Yo toy (a clown?) years ago so I must have a pattern for that somewhere - it would be fun to hunt it out.

 Last night we blobbed in front of the TV watching the All Blacks (win) then the Warriors (win) - a good night's entertainment... (plus I got a few more hexie-flowers joined)...coupled with the start of Daylight Saving for us here in New Zealand, it makes for a slow day today :-) maybe a few more hexies will get joined after posting this!
Have a great day everyone and happy stitching,


Leeanne said...

Raewyn's got a boyfriend!
It was a fun day wasn't it.You did an awesome job of greeting everyone as they arrived.

sunny said...

What a cute little guy! I especially love his stocking. And I've been meaning to buy that stitchery pattern. Must go look for it now. Glad you had a wonderful day.

Melody said...

Fabulous sewing.

LuAnn said...

I just love those snowmen. You have sure been busy sewing.

Maria said...

Just love the stitchery and your cheeky little guy too.

Helen said...

It all looks so lovely Raewyn! It's a nice feeling to get into some Christmas stitching.... won't be long and we will have the table runners and wall hangings out!!

and in my best Basil Fawlty voice "don't mention the footy!!" great games!... it's amazing how much stitching we women can get done during a game of Union or League!!! :-)

Shirley said...

That elf looks like he is up to no good already so I hope he doesn't spend too much time shut away. Love your stitchery cushion too. Can't believe that Christmas is 3 months away. Your team and mine seem to be doing ok so far although your team is tipped to win. Plenty of hexagon stitching time.

Michelle said...

love the cozy picture of the quilt shop... And the stitchery is cute... but that little elf he reminds me Christmas is coming fast... I even saw Christmas stuff for sale at the WH yesterday argh!
Pleased you had a good day!

Carrie P. said...

I guess it is that time of year. Christmas will be here before we know it.
I love those covered buttons on the pillow. Great accent.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

-what a nice posting, so beautiful pictures. I love your cushion beautiful with the scallops and the buttons. Your yo-yo man is really cut ☺
Liebe Grüße