Monday, December 24, 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness - December 2018

Hi there blogging friends!

Christmas is almost here! Hope everyone is ready!

Just popping in with a quick post for Jo’s Gifted Gorgeousness (you can see everyone else's posts over at Jo's HERE).

As it’s almost Christmas there is one more Christmas tune I really love ...... Wizzard! I was especially pleased to find it doesn’t have an advert before the music starts!

Yay I have a finish!

This is quite appropriate for Christmas, in one way ..... because I think this little gift was something I received for Christmas at least 20 years ago!

Do you remember me saying recently that I thought I'd destroyed this piece!

..... when I cut the fabric too close to the stitching .....

But look, I got lucky! The stitching went well and, surprisingly, the edges didn't fray! Phew!
Now I just don't want anyone to touch ..... the fabric
was just beginning to fray as I finished stitching

And, its almost "Squirrel time"! Tee hee!

As it happens we have a white squirrel visiting us these days:
He's quite elusive and hard to capture on "film"!
Some days he looks better than others! 

So this little piece of stitching falls under the categories of Gifted Gorgeousness because it will be a gift for one of my friends from my handicraft group, it is also one of those squirrel projects ..... one of those projects that makes you drop everything else  until its finished. (I'll be linking this post to Menopausal Melon's DReaMi squirrel party shortly)

This was meant to be a pincushion ..... but I'm not sure I can stop myself  turning it into a teeny tiny bag to hold a pincushion!
The skinny pinnie is just posing here,
there will be a specially made pincushion
for this little bag

This little bag (or pincushion) is probably smaller than you would think looking at my photos! It finishes at 9 cms tall, 13 cms if you include the handles and 7 cms wide (3 1/2", 5" and 3" approx).

Shame my sewing machine has just died ..... all further sewing will have to be by hand!

I seem to be in Pincushion making mode just lately, which is probably why I'm joining in with Bea's pincushion swap over at "Beaquilter".

Perhaps you'd like to join in? Not sure when the closing date is but you can read all about it Here.

Must go, duties to do!

Have a Super Christmas all, and I hope to "see" you again in the New Year.

Thank you for popping by, and thank you so much if you are leaving a comment too!

Many Hugs,
Barbara xxx

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Advent Post 2018

Hello Dear Reader,

So happy you could join me today for day 16 on Jo's Advent Calendar. You can see all the calendar over at Jo's HERE, but don't forget to come back and comment here, tee hee!