03 December, 2016

Last Friday Night With Friends For 2016

 Got a bit of a late start to my stitching last night. 
There was a market on down the street from us. 
Noel and I went down for a look. Didn't buy anything 
but caught up with lots of people! 
I managed to get four of seven decorations made.
Thank you for Chez for being such a wonderful 
hostess during 2016. I'm looking forward to 
stitching along with everyone again next year.

02 December, 2016

Tree Of Christmas Cheer!

 You may remember me stitching this a little while ago.
 
 It is now finished. The pattern is 
'Tree of Christmas Cheer" by Anni Downs.
I had a bit of a hiccup putting this together. 
The pattern called for heavy weight interfacing. Either I bought too heavy or the wrong thing all together but it was so stiff that I couldn't turn the tree through. 
 
Before I threw it in the bin, I tried pulling all the stabiliser 
off and hoped it wouldn't wreck the fabric. It worked with just a little fraying on the edges! I just re-sewed the seams as some of them pulled a little. I'd forgotten to do the French knots. That's why there is still a bit of stabiliser. I couldn't be bother re-doing the knots!
 I'm very pleased with my tree. They are definitely 
not my normal Christmas colours.

30 November, 2016

November OPAM

 
Can you believe it's the end of November already! 
I've just got my Dresden cushion for this month's report. 

I do have another finish but haven't had a chance to take any photos, so I'll add it to December's OPAM report.
Thanks to Peg and Kris for organising OPAM.

24 November, 2016

A Finish!

You may remember a little while ago I was working on this.
 
I have turned it into this! 
I was so out of my comfort zone working with these
colours and I'm very pleased with how it turned out. 
It is for a special gift for a special person.

19 November, 2016

Friday Night Sew-In

 I started stitching the second pattern we received 
from Gail at last week's stitching day.
 A small start on the Christmas tree.
 Thanks to Wendy for hosting us last night.
Well, I'm off to the sewing room to start 
piecing these panels together for a 
Christmas project I've been working on.