Sunday, 18 September 2016

Christmas has officially started!

Well - the turkey farm says its only 97 days to go!

Today was one of the fortnightly Scamblesby sewing days where a group of friends get together and sew, talk, and eat - but not necessarily in that order.   With a large family to endure enjoy my handmade presents , I wanted these days to focus on said presents - hence the reason why I cant show you what I have been working on for 6 hours today!

However, as usual, I do have a quick round up for you.  Terry was finishing her Lynette Anderson Christmas wall hanging and then moved on to her Splendid Sampler block. She has never tried English Paper Piecing before and I think that the jury is still out!

Lynn was working on her Lynette Anderson wall hanging.

Julie was practising her free motion / satin stitching skills ready to complete a hand drawn Christmas wall hanging,

whilst Jean finished a Christmas present, traced some applique / embroidery work and was busy making a tiny pin cushion.

Meanwhile Pat, who was sitting on the deceptively easy cushion made from scarps of calico and using the embroidery stitches on her machine, was finishing a quilt and making the pocket to turn it into a quillow. 

A wide variety but with one aim I mind!

Once home, it was dog walking time before settling down for the evening and, oh wait a minute, what's the word for it?  Ah yes - more sewing!


  1. Such lovely things...and I wonder what it is we cant see...more surprises in a few months! I just wish you could receive back items as lovely as the ones you give out! x

    1. I always do ! And when you go to Australia ........

  2. Lots of lovely projects there Lynda! Sounds like a perfect day to me! Christine x