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

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas!!

I'm just grabbing a few quiet moments to send out a Christmas post.......
The tree is up and decorated, and all the shoppings been done (don't ask me about the supermarket this morning!), there are still a few gifts to wrap but right now I'm feeling a little bit relaxed and looking forward to a few nice days of family and festivity.

I'm not the only one feeling relaxed - the dog has found a cool spot to sleep....
...and Nigel has found a breeze to cool off with.

Mum is on her way up for a visit, and I know she wont be on a computer before Christmas, so I can safely show you what I made for her. You may (or may not!) remember I made her a block roll for her birthday. Well, I've made her another one. This one is a lot wider, for bigger blocks, and I experimented with including a bit of fancy work on it.
I was inspired by Michelle's fabulous stitchery pattern and had fun with a little quilting too.

My Secret Swap partner from the Chookyblue SSCS gave me instructions to open one gift on the 18th...how could I not?!...and aren't I spoilt?... isn't the table topper gorgeous!
So purely Christmassy - I love it, Thank You again, whoever You are!!!

 On that very happy note, I will finish!
I wish you and your loved ones all the very best for a very Merry Christmas. I hope you all keep safe and well and I look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Happy Days,

23 comments:

shez said...

your mum will love her new block roll Raewyn and love the table topper,merry xmas to you and your family.xx

Helen McNaught @ AuntyHennys said...

Lovely pressie for your Mum ! we are trying to keep cool over here too!

Have a very happy Christmas,

Cheers!
Helen

Chookyblue...... said...

Merry Christmas..............

Susan said...

Love the block keeper for your Mum, lovely embroidery. Wishing you a happy Christmas time too.

Linda said...

What a gorgeous block roll. love it! Merry Christmas!

JoAnne said...

The block roll is really beautiful! I think your mom will treasure it. Merry Christmas!!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, gorgeous stitching and quilting.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Karen said...

Absolutely beautiful Raewyn! Your Mum will love it! Your stitching is so pretty - i especially love your little birdie. Merry Christmas!

Janet O. said...

How nice that you (and many of your household) are able to relax this last but before Christmas.
I must confess that I had never heard of a block roll until your blog. Very clever idea--and this is a lovely one!
Have a happy Christmas time, Raewyn!

Maria said...

Lovely post Raewyn..
Have a happy Christmas..

Cottage Tails said...

aww your block roll for your mum is lovely. Wishing you a wonderful time with your family. Love Leanne

Sheila said...

Beautiful block roll Raewyn , your mom will be so pleased ! What a pretty Christmas table topper from your swap partner , lucky you. Merry Christmas to you and your family .hugs Sheila

straythreads said...

lovely post! your stitching is beautiful
Merry Chrsitmas
Ann

sigisart said...

Dear Raewyn,
I wish you and your family a wonderful Chtistmas Day and some stars glowing only for you and your wishes and dreams.
Just the best for the New Year 2014.
Many hugs
sigisart

Julie said...

Gorgeous contented animals there Raewyn :-) Your block roll for your Mum is just beautiful - heres wishing you all a wonderful festive season. x0x

Barbara said...

I love your Mother's block holder Raewyn. What a wonderful gift. The combination of stitching and quilting is just great. Merry Christmas to you

Carrie P. said...

Merry Christmas! and Happy New Year!

retdairyqueen said...

Your Mum's block roll is just lovely Very special
You did a great job of it
Very nice SSCS gift there too

Fiona said...

Lovely gifts that you have made and received...
Have a very Happy Christmas...
Hugz

canuckquilter said...

Merry Christmas!

margaret said...

Have a lovely time so good that you have your Mum with you, I miss mine so much but life goes on. I am sure Mum will be delighted with the present, it looks beautiful and your table topper is very nice too

Michelle Ridgway said...

Merry Christmas Raewyn... your little furry friends are so cute! I am honoured you stitched one of my little letters on your Mum's block roll...it looks great. Have a wonderful day my friend. Hugs xx

Char said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Raewyn! I hope it is wonderful! I hope to visit much more regularly in the new year!