Sunday, 21 December 2014

It's that time of the year

It's that time of year when the cockatoos come down to eat the plum stones from our trees. Such a handsome bird with beautiful snow white feathers.

Of course it's the time of year when sewing groups have their Christmas get togethers before the end of the year. 
Friday threaders at Kaye's...

We had a fabric lucky dip thanks Kaye

Then last Sunday was the Warrandyte Chapter of the Applique Guild where we were spoiled again with another lucky dip and Sonia made us a cute golf-tee pin cushion (thanks Sopnia!)

We were asked to bring Christmas show and tell.
Olga's 'Á Very Merry Aussie Christmas' design by Millamac
Olga's own design

Sue's oldie but a goodie (check the year!)

Sue's stockings

Veronique's sparkly Christmas scene
 New member Helen, didn't realise that we were having a Christmas theme, but we weren't complaining about these beautiful examples of applique!
Helen's stunning 'Aunt Green's Quilt' designed by Carolyn Konig

 Centre for 'Anne Daggs' designed by Di Ford/Hall

and the border
 I took along my 12 Days of Christmas, still unfinished :( despite which I have decided to hang up in lieu of having a tree this year. Things are pretty low key around here this year as we are not having Christmas lunch here

It's also been time to make some Christmas gifts. These are cute little mini felt Temari (Japanese) wool felt balls, I bought the kit from Kimono House.

There's also been some secret sewing happening - ssshhh!

In between I've been working on AWS, pop over to G'nT Sisters for an update.

I also had a bit of a mad month in November where I made heaps of Dear Jane blocks. These are just a couple that look a bit Christmassy.
B-7 World Series

H-3 Farm Fields
Thank you for all of your encouragement and lovely comments throughout the year.
Wishing everyone a wonderful, safe and peaceful Christmas.


  1. Lovely show and tell and blocks Carole. Wishing you a happy Christmas break, and looking forward to seeing what you create in 2015.

  2. You have been busy - lots of variety in those projects - all lovely! '12 days of Christmas' looks beautiful hanging there. Have a wonderful Christmas :)

  3. Merry Christmas to you too Carole.
    Thanks for the lovely photos

  4. I really enjoyed reading your post and seeing all those marvellous Christmas creations and presents from your friends! Merry Christmas Carole!

    1. Thanks Christine, I forgot to give you the credit for the idea of hanging a Christmas quilt through a wreath!

  5. Love all the Christmas inspiration! I 'm looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work-- happy holidays to you!

  6. Your applique is fabulous! Love the Christmas quilt too. Great idea to hang it like that.:)

  7. Lovely pictures Carole. Looking forward to another year of your fabulous work.

  8. What a lovely Christmas trunk show. Thanks for sharing Carole!

    Happy holidays!

  9. wonderful array of quilts thanks for sharing with us!