Starting the ball rolling…

OK, here’s my contribution to this special ornament FAL weekend 🙂 I finished up the 4th, 5th and 6th blocks of my PS 12 Days of Christmas wreath – halfway there now!

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I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s ornament finishes this month and don’t forget – if you post a photo of your finishes on this blog, your name will go into the draw to win some great finishing supplies – bonus! 😀

Mid-year Christmas

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For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere fighting the winter chills, it feels quite appropriate to drag those unfinished Christmas ornies and snowmen out of the closet to bring them into a life of their own this weekend!

I hope a few of you will join us and the Christmas Ornie SAL blog and post your ornie finishes here over the weekend.  Don’t forget there is a prize up for grabs – Karen, Nicki and myself have put a wee parcel of goodies together … everyone that posts a piccie of a completed ornie (ie finish-finished) on this blog will have their names go into the draw for some Christmassy finishing supplies.

Looking forward to seeing those piccies arrive – if you need help don’t hesitate to scream out to Karen or myself (links are in the sidebars) … or you can leave a comment here, of course.  You’ll need to have a WordPress account to post to the blog, but you don’t need to have an actual WP blog to be a member 🙂

Rightio, who’s got the eggnog?? … Let the fun begin! 😀

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Next FAL weekend 6-8 July

Just a reminder to get those items out of the finishing pile ready for our Finish-A-Long happening this weekend.

We’re also joining forces with the Christmas SAL blog for an ornamentifying weekend, so we’d love to see all the ornaments that get finished over the weekend as well 😀

And, as an extra little incentive, this month everyone who finishes something and posts it to the blog will be entered into a draw to win some lovely finishing stash!   So dig out your stitched pieces and your finishing supplies and get ready to join in.

mischief managed

Today I managed to finish two projects that have been sitting in my drawer for over a year. Yikes! Where does the time go, anyway? (All images are clickable for greater detail.)

First up is a design by The Sampler Girl. This is part of her former Saturday series and I stitched it for Niek for Valentine’s Day (2006!). I’ve finished it as a bag. Not that I can actually picture Niek using it – LOL! – but because the design lent itself so well to it. (Note that the rather bizarre color scheme is my choice, not what the design calls for.)




Then there is this sweet little freebie from The Prairie Schooler that I made for one of my aunts over two years ago. How embarassing is that? She’s a serious seamstress, so in addition to this being a pincushion it is also magnetic on the underside to quickly clear up any pin spills. I know whenever I pull my sewing machine out, I have to spill my pins at least once.




Thanks Karen and Anne for setting these FAL weekends up – I still have another half dozen small designs that need to be finish-finished, and maybe now there’s hope!

A flower with heart – Lucialoo’s June FAL weekend

Today I finished this little needle holder for a friend’s birthday. As I’m quite sure she’s not comming here, I can show it to you right now 😉

I chose to stitch 2 little hearts from Corinne Rigaudeau. It is the same heart, more or less stitched and with my friends initials and my initials.

When you open it, it becomes a lovely flower where you can put your needles.

It was not very easy to sew curved, but I’m really pleased with the result. I hope my friend will like it as well.

Lucialoo’s FAL weekend

I finally finished my stitcher’s case ! I don’t know why, but today was absolutely disastrous ! I sew and unpicked this quite simple case at least 7 to 10 times ! I was screaming against my future DH, my cat und this bloody sewing machine ! But most of all I was really fed up with the french book where I took the design, because their explanations were so poor !

But let’s stop complaining and start admiring lol !!! It will be a gift, but I won’t tell you the name of the recipient 😉