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Sunday, December 21, 2008

CHRISTMAS 2008


I didn't realise it had been so long since I'd written!!! Time sure has gone by so quickly. With Christmas preparations and also all those Christmas celebratory lunches etc to go to I have been rather busy. I might say it took me a good week to get all the decorations put out and the tree up. I'd spent quite a number of hours getting our old tree all in place and ready for the decorations when Ross came home from work and said we had better go buy a new one as it was looking a bit "tired"!!! I said NOTHING! :) I DO like the tree we have now though...would love to have a real one but they're not easy to find where we live. It is an enormous job to sort everything out and also pack everything away to leave empty spaces for my Christmas collections. I'm almost embarrassed to say that there are ALMOST too many of them all! You could never say I am minimalistic in my decorations! I will take photographs of it all and post them tomorrow. For now I have my yearly tree decorations for Kirsten and Matthew, along with my yearly pillow as well, to show you.
Also, three tree decoration I designed to give away as a lucky door prize at our sewing group (joined with the R&C sewing group in Mossman). I also made an extra 2008 pillow plus some of my Christmas patterns. Cindy from Mossman won the prize and I think she was happy. The three decorationsall have 2008 embroidered on the back and if you remember the stocking I designed for Handmade you will recognise the fabric AND design which I repeated for the 2008 pillow. K&M's ornaments (below) have the same whimsical tree (done with my Pfaff needle felting machine) on the front with their name and year embroidered on the back in the colour to match the gusset.
I feather stitched down the centre of the gusset in green and
added an old gold colonial knot every so often.
Matt's comment was "rad Mum, you outdone yourself this year" - I was pleased!
I'm about to start thinking about what clothes to take for our trip to Newcastle - have to make three skirts this afternoon! Only simple straight ones so won't take me long. I haven't used my overlocker for ages so hope it still works!!!
Until next time, Happy Stitching,

Jan







6 comments:

إيمـ Ema ــــا said...

you are very nice

makeitsew07 said...

did you forget to post the pillow pic ? ;-)
I love your ornies!!
Hugs, Deb

Jan said...

LOL...I had SO much trouble with that post Deb! Think it's because I added the background but not sure...anyway, fixed now and glad you like my ornies! :)

Hugs to you too! Jan xxx

makeitsew07 said...

I love the pillow !!
It reminds me of that heart pillow you made for me a few years ago.. and you know I loved that too..
Happy holidays and enjoy your trip to see Matt.
Hugs,
Deb

Jan said...

Thanks Deb...and glad you still like the heart pillow..was a pleasure to make it for you! xxx

Jan said...

Thanks Deb...and glad you still like the heart pillow..was a pleasure to make it for you! xxx