Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Some Gifts I Have Given

As I had posted in Yesterday's Blog here is some gifts I did 

I did a cushion cover & put in the insert I used a pattern from Quilterscache the pattern is   Starflower  it very much like a Christmas Star Pattern on other sites or on Pinterest I put in Christmas Star Quilt Block & you can see some images of some  Here 

 I also did a Table Runner which is the Last Minute Table Runner you can find the Tutorial on   YouTube   there is variations of this as well I put in 10 minute table runner & came up with these  LINKS  ignore the first couple of ones on the list lol

So enough chatter here is the photos there is one of the cushion & two of the runner

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Christmas is Coming

Christmas is coming & today we went to Milton Keynes which is a shopping centre/mall they had their Christmas bits out so took a few photos with my phone so not great shots

This is just a little taster of what was there at Christmas is the one time I wish for a small one that still believe in the magic of Christmas & all that goes with it 
Now days it all about sales & pushing the goods so it don't have to go in to the sales & a lot of people don't even think hand-made items is worth having they don't realise that it can be more expensive to do an hand-made item than just going out to buy something or give money 
I think making something for someone gives me a lovely feeling I am putting all my love & prayers in to it even if it don't always come out quite as I expected or wanted 
We soon be in to December & the final countdown to the Big Day I have been tempted to put up the Christmas tree for a week or so but that because I have been watching Christmas films 
I am knitting a pair of socks at present for DH  will possible do a few other small bits this side of the year as come the New Year I start my Gift Stash.
What this you may be asking well I try to do at least 1 gift each month be it knitted or quilted some months if I have worked on a large project for more than a month I may not get something done but then there be months where I do more than one item so it balances out 
May be you like to think about joining me I will share more towards the end of the year
I will also be sharing some gifts I done recently that I Haven't shown so keep tuning in 

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Farewell Mr Kringle

You may be asking why I put that as a title of this Blog
Well Farewell Mr Kringle is a film in it a reporter called Annabelle stays in the town of Mistletoe at the Holiday Inn nothing much there but there is a quilt on her bed that I fell in love with & have wanted to do for years.

I taken some shots from the TV so you have an idea what the quilt I needed to one to see the pillows second was the border 

Photos are not great but it gives you an idea i had previously done some designs on my EQ so the below images are ones I have created NOT DONE but it gives you an idea of what I have thought so apart from the border I think I have the pattern right

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

November's Block

For those who are following my KYO (Keep Your Own) Block of the Month well I have done November's on it is 
Contrary Wife which is on   Quilterscache

I have used the same 3 colours as I have used in previous Months I will as I have said before using these 3 colours or 2 if the block calls only for 2 colours

If you look at earlier postings you will see the blocks I have done I started doing the blocks since May 2015 & will finish in April 2016

I will say for some reason the way it shown the width should be the length & length is the width so look at it from the side so the top middle Red points to Middle Left, & Left Middle to Bottom Middle hope that clear


Tuesday, 3 November 2015

It is looking like Christmas

I say it looking like Christmas as I have done some Christmas Items & if you look on the side you see the count down to how many days it is to Christmas

But before that I will share photos of my holiday in Scotland it was a coach trip so if you like to see the photos go to the link & click on the Scotland 2015 Album 

While on holiday I got myself a broach which is Scottish Thistles with stones sorry I can't get it the right way around


I had got my DH a wide angle lens for Christmas which I gave him early so he could take photos on our trip

He had had a go on my larger tablet & it was so slow he asked me if I wanted a new one so he got he a Samsung Galaxy 10 inch one 

Here some table runners I have done the 1st one is Chevron pattern  which is on Craftsy for free

I then did a couple of Last Minute Table Runners
You can find the tutorial on  YouTube   this is just one of many

 The one above is using Poinsettia fabric with ornament fabric

 The one blow has ornament plus holly fabric