Tuesday, 25 January 2011

One Xmas Item A Month

Todays the day ... the 25th ... the day we can share what we've made to get a head start on Christmas.

Firstly I'd like to say a BIG THANKYOU to all the wonderful ladies who have joined our merry group. I was pleasantly surprised that so many were thinking like me ... in need of making an early start on items for Christmas 2011. Whether making something for ourselves or for gifts, lets share with, and encourage each other along the way.

My January item is a little something for me! This cute wreath designed by Vicki Tucek which I found printed in 'Handmade - Christmas Special'.

Now safetly tucked away with the other decorations ready to be displayed when the time comes.

If you have your 'One Xmas Item' to share please leave a comment on this post so we can go visiting.
Remember nothing is "a must" in this group ... no deadlines ... if you're not ready for January then there is always February.

If you haven't joined yet and would like to please do ... just leave a comment on this post.

Happy Sewing


  1. I finished my first too. Deck the Table (table runner) so come by & visit. Thanks for organising Narelle.

  2. Cheryll I saw your beautiful tablerunner @ Myra's PhD Challenge blog (I'm doing the challenge as well) - it's gorgeous - congratulations on getting it finished :)

    So far this month I've made several small gifts - I'm really happy with my beaded book thongs (http://tinyurl.com/64exms6) and kiddy wallets (http://tinyurl.com/628kzag) :) Lots more projects planned!

  3. Narelle I like your little wreath - I love embroidery but haven't mastered the technique! (Sorry, I hit enter too soon in my previous comment)

  4. Mmmm I have 2 starts and no finishes but I will post them anyway to keep myself honest and motivated!!!

  5. lovely Narelle. A great way to use hexagons. I have posted my January finish.

  6. Lovely idea Narelle, I have 2 nephews who would like to make sure that Santa did not miss their house.
    I have finished my first project too - not very Christmassy (I did use some red!) but it will be a gift for someone.Thanks for the motivation.

  7. In my excitment to post my finish this morning I forgot to say how much I liked your wreath. How rude of me..... sorry. :(
    I think it's so sweet too!

  8. I have just posted my months finishes ( or nearly ) Now to work on other one I have started.

  9. I love your wreath - I didn't realize that the item could be for ourselves! What a treat - I love that idea! I managed to finish two of the purses on my long list of purses and totes as gifts. Thank you for the motivation! :)

  10. Ooooh, this is such a CUTE Xmas item, Narelle ! You did a GREAT job, dear ;>)

    I just posted my "2011 Xmas homework" on my blog...

    ENJOY YOUR SEWING, and THANKS for this wonderful initiative.


  11. What a cute wreath!
    I have just posted my January finish for this challenge - only some simply pot holders.

  12. Love your stitched up wreath Narelle! Very nice!

    Just letting you know, I did post "one Xmas item" earlier today, but forgot to let you know before I took off for the evening... But it is done! Thanks for the nudge! 8-)

  13. I finished two little redworks but forgot it was past the 25th so will post those today .I'll be more on the ball next month! Thanks for hosting this event now I must visit some finishes!

  14. I failed this month but will come good next month.........I was away for a few days and missed the 25th.

  15. Hi - I am late but I did get a Christmas gift finished this week.... the nudging certainly helped or I would still be putting it off! Thanks

  16. I joined then couldn't remember where to link too... was so busy when I joined that it got lost... but I have found it now... so I will add the button and post.....

    Cath Ü