Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Some Christmas Stitching... Finishes & A Start...

Yesterday I put the finishing touches to these very cute Christmas decorations
from the Rosalie Quinlan Designs book Petit Noel...
it was tricky to get the filling right, & the fabric kept crinkling in the centre,  but I think they look ok now.

And my love for Gail Pan designs continues... I am ready to start stitching this sweet little wall hanging, Christmas Joys. I'm finding it very hard to find nice Christmas fabrics in my local stores this year, so I hope these fabrics will go ok with the design. And I will not be running out of thread this time!
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It seems that quite a few of us creative people are doing all manner of 'secret sewing' & swap preparations, and are pushed for time at the moment... so here's a sentence I'd love you to finish:

When I'm sewing or stitching, I really should be...

For me, I really should be defrosting the freezer while it's relatively empty, and evicting the dust bunnies from under my sofas!!


16 comments:

Jeanette said...

Love those hearts. I muffed the seam allowance somehow when i did mine so i sewed them to background fabric & then stapled them over canvas frames. I have stitched Christmas Joy's as well. Love Gail's patterns too. :) Half the time i don't use Christmas fabrics just whatever i find that looks Christmassy to me. lol. Hugs,

katherine said...

... I really should be gardening in the vegie patch or painting something lol. Love your xmas designs and I do believe that the fabrics will be fine. I've been quilting and am about to attack the binding on my xmas booboo quilt. Well I know the booboos anyway lol.

Susan said...

The little hearts are really cute, I love decorations like that. When I was stitching today I really should have been...........cleaning the shower (yuk).

Leanne said...

When I'm sewing or stitching I really should be doing the ironing.
Your little ornaments are adorable, well done.

marina said...

your hearts look lovely, the ric rac looks so pretty.
Lovely new stitchery.
At the moment your statement should be the other way around....when I am cleaning up after the ungrateful hoard, I really should be stitching and quilting!

Cheryll said...

Another cute and festive deco for Christmas! How cute are they.. well 10 cutes of course! :)

Sandi said...

OMG..there is not enough room here to say what I should be doing...
ironing, sweeping, mopping, windows, bathrooms, toilets, cupboards, spiderwebs, walls, patio furniture, washing the dog...etc etc etc...lol

pamkennison said...

love the hearts Anthea, hehehe I see you are sewing our favourite designer :-) xx

shez said...

wow Anthea those look fantastic you did a lovely job of stitching them,well done.xx

Kate said...

Your Christmas hearts are beautiful! You did a lovely job of finishing them. Don't worry about those dust bunnies and the frost in the freezer - they aren't going anywhere so they'll be wait for you.

Maria said...

The hearts are really gorgeous Anthea..
Enjoy your other stitchery..
When I am sewing and stiching I really should be going to bed....

Deb R said...

Cute little hearts, when Im stitching I really should be completing outstanding ufos lol

Josie said...

I really should be figuring out how to split an atom but right now getting the perfect french knot is so much more important. Know what I mean!
Love your Christmas Ornaments.. they look perfectly stuffed to me. So cute. Great wallhainging pattern too... I'm off to look that one up.
Hugs

Lin said...

When I am sewing or stitching I really should be doing all sorts of things but most especially tidying the garden which we are way behind on this year!
Love your stitching Anthea - I would love to have time to make a few Christmas goodies but I don't know where it is all going this year!

KAYLEE said...

The hearts hanging ornaments are so lovely Anthea.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your hearts look gorgeous, perfect stitching and they look perfectly stuffed too!

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