Saturday, 13 December 2014

'Tis The Season'... Tis Finished!

Don't fall over with shock, I've finally finished it!
 This year for my '1 Xmas Item A Month' I decided to take the option of working to complete one project for the year... I'd been wanting to make 'Tis The Season' for a while, so committed to completing one or two stitcheries each month & then working to have it on the wall for Christmas.
The stitcheries were fun to do & I love the 'personality' of each design. The piecing was a different story... I've shared previously that I found the fabrics hard to sew with; its' very fine & soft, even the careful-est of handling sometimes resulted in the fabric getting out of shape, so there were a few re-cuts & re-sews... but I persevered with them & I'm glad I did.
The fabrics are Lynette Anderson's 'Christmas Fun' from a few years ago.
I hope the Site Manager is giving is his Paw of Approval!
Mr14 is making me a simple hanging rod for it, because I can't find a shop-bought hanger big enough.

My lovely & clever blogging friend Bev has so kindly sent me a label, sewn on her whiz-bang machine, & I'll be sewing that label onto the storage bag I make. Thank you again Bev!
And of course I say a big Christmas THANK YOU to Elf Queen Narelle, for hosting the '1 Xmas Item A Month' group blog... Mwah! xo
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Sadly the Christmas Get Together for the WA girls had to be cancelled - but we've already come up with some ideas for things we can do together in the future - so I hope the craft & quilting shops are ready for us!
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Lastly, here's something I wouldn't normally share:
While you're on the hunt for great bargains at this time of year, spare a thought for your undies & think on whether they need an update... especially bras... Berlei Australia have a great online store, so if you know exactly what you're after, you might just find something to give some renewed support for your Assets. I've not paid anywhere near RRP for bras in over two years... being a member keeps me up-to-date with their current offers... thought it would be worth a mention.

31 comments:

Susan said...

Congratulations Anthea - it looks wonderful!
and I am sure Mr 14 can rise to the challenge!!
I could suggest - if you have that problem again - a spray of starch (not ironing aid like fabulon) might help and in particular Mary Ellen's Best Press is great - not too cheap and you will have to look in a patchwork shop I think,,, but it does have a lovely smell and should give the fabrics a bit of body.
Enjoy your finish! I have a blue & silver one and love to hang it each year.

Michelle Ridgway said...

It looks wonderful! Well done to you and just in time to hang up for Christmas xx

Lisa V said...

Congrats Anthea, it looks amazing!
So sad about our get together, but think of all the mischief we can get up to next year. hehe

kiwikid said...

Well done!!! Congratulations on getting the quilt finished! You must be feeling very proud of yourself!! Good on Mr 14 making the hanging rod!

Christine said...

What a brilliant idea to work on one big project made of 12 smaller ones!
It looks great.

Karen S said...

This is a gorgeous finish. Love the fabrics you have chosen.

Christine M said...

Yeah Anthea! You've done a wonderful job. Now you can hang it up and admire your lovely new hanging. xxx

retdairyqueen said...

It is just lovely Anthea Just love it One day Iam going to a quilt full of little stitcheries like that

Maria said...

WOW! what a fabulous finish Anthea... Your TTS looks fabulous and how special Mr14 is making a hanger for it.

I am annoyed because I can't find my TTS BOOK...

Did miss not seeing you today. 😢

Larissa said...

Congratulations Anthea on such a gorgeous finish!! I have finished the stitcheries but, sadly, haven't finished working on putting it together. You must be so glad that you can now finally hang it up to decorate your wall this Christmas!! Well Done!!!

Susan said...

Such a beautiful finish for Christmas, well done.

KERYN B said...

Well done Anthea the quilt is just beautiful you should be thrilled..

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Massive wow ....

Noela said...

A wonderful finish Anthea. It looks gorgeous. Hugs....

Cheryll said...

It's gorgeous Anthea...and will look wonderful hanging on your wall this xmas! Xox

Pinnylea Creations said...

Just stunning Anthea well done xx

Kate said...

Your wall hanging is beautiful, Anthea! Show it off with pride. :)

gracie said...

It is stunning!

Heather S said...

So beautiful and ready in time for Christmas. Well done.

Jeanette said...

Beautiful top. Hugs,xx

Fiona said...

oh your tis the season quilt is just wonderful.... well worth doing over the year and a fantastic finish...
Hugz

Ondrea said...

A lovely finish for Christmas. A simple piece of dowel and some ribbon is all you need to hang it.It will look gorgeous on the wall.

Chookyblue...... said...

wow it looks great.....you should be very happy to have that on display this christmas.........

Charlie and Wendy said...

Well done! Your quilt is gorgeous, I love the quilting you have added. Beautiful!!

Kim said...

Your quilt turned out so pretty! Great job!

Narelle said...

A+ for a super fine finish!
The fabrics are lovely and the border fabric is perfect.
Thank you for your contribution to our happy little group of elves :o)
Looking forward to 2015.

Lin said...

Lovely Anthea - so glad you got it finished and it looks super. xx

Bev C said...

Hello Anthea,

Congratulations on finishing your year long stitching project. Sorry to hear that the get together didn't go ahead.
Happy days.
Bev.

Jeneta said...

Your 'Tis the Season is absolutely stunning! I didn't fall over when I read that you had finished it, though I did have a chuckle. Thanks for the Berlei mention - much appreciated. J x

Katherine said...

Oh my its stunning! Love the fabrics you have used! The site manager is looking well too

Jindi's Cottage said...

Well done, it is fabulous...enjoy...

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