Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Christmas gifts despite the flu!

Well the reason I have not been blogging this past month is that life has been extremely stressful, and I have been feeling very low, and then I went down with a really nasty flu bug and chest infection, and I was really under the weather for 3 weeks.  The only positive side to this was the fact that I sat by the fire every afternoon and cross-stitched Christmas gifts which was therapeutic, healing and calming.  So I am now ahead of schedule which is great!

I have been sewing Christmas stockings for "little people" and I am so thrilled with the results. 
These are so lovely to sew - in case anyone is interested in doing the same, these are Bent Creek patterns (available from sewn on 20 count linen so they grow quickly. The only fiddly part is getting the binding and hanging loop to look good but I am getting better with each one I do! I also want to make some fun Christmas runners - here is one "work in progress"!

I have also just finished an applique cushion in bright pinks and greens which is a 40th wedding anniversary gift for some special friends at the end of the month.  They are having a Sunday luncheon party for 80+ friends, old and new, so something original and handmade is called for - these are "their colours" and they have a home in Barbados too so I think this will probably go there - hence bright and sunny!
I just hope they like!

My youngest daughter Dot sent me some gorgeous Liberty tana lawn fabrics as a "cheer mum up" gift - I am now planning what to make with these beautiful fabrics.  Any ideas?!

I do not intend to have such a gap between blogs again and as Christmas approaches I should have more to show you - with luck!  As "Sir Brucie" would say .... "keeeeep sewing"!


  1. Hi Angie,
    couldn't find an email to answer you so I use the comment section of your blog. The Mystery Quilt is ready to be sandwiched with silk batting. I plan on quilting it during the cold evenings this winter and hopefully will have it finished before spring.
    Your stockings are awesome ;-)

  2. Thanks for lovely "stocking" comments David, they are certainly fun to sew! Looks like you and I will both be hand quilting Vero's design this winter - it will be a big challenge for me - but I am longing to get it finished, it is so different. Love your blog!