Monday, 28 December 2015

Wrapping Up 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, I have a couple of finishes to share. The first is a design by Michelle Ridgway which I had been working on for a while. The stitchery had been done and waiting for a sewing spree which finally happened... just in time to wrap for my Christmas Swap Gift at our Patchwork Group Break-up on December 14. Loved making this tote and needle case.

I also finished the second red Santa Face knitted dishcloth but there was no way I could get my camera to take a reasonable picture. There was a little reverse knitting required at Patchwork Day. Then to use up the remaining blue and green cotton, I knitted up this cloth for a spare for myself.

With all the gifts wrapped and feeling organised for once ... I decided to check out where I'm up to with 'A Merry Christmas Garden' ... hoping to focus on this quilt for 2016.  Block 2 is almost finished and just needed the rectangle and square pieces cut out and a star made before sewing together. So then I spread out blocks 3 to 6 and cut all the fabric for these to make sure all my fabrics were distributed as evenly as possible.
Block 2

We have also had some very noisy visitors. Twice a year a large flock of Black Cockatoos fly over our house in the late afternoon and again at early morning. The sky can be almost black with them and a few stop off to chow down on trees around our house.

Christmas Day was a relaxed day with family ... some we hadn't caught up with in quite a while. Gorgeous Master J was busy trying out his new trike from Aunty L.

Looking forward to a new year with wonderful new memories to make and lots of crafty finishes too.


  1. Beautiful bag and needle book
    Looking forward to seeing your progress on the Christmas garden quilt. Your young man is growing so quickly

  2. I love your version Narelle. I'm so glad you liked stitching it. Nice to have one of your pretty cloths for yourself. Your Christmas quilt is looking lovely. So nice to be with family xxx

  3. Lovely pics all way round. Love the stitched projects and cute cloths. Happy New Year.
    Cheers, Anita

  4. lovely sewing, lovely Christmas... that bag has made up beautifully. Iheard the black cockatoos in the trees mean rain.. have you had it?????

  5. Hello Narelle,

    A lovely way to finish the year, good luck with the Christmas quilt. Master J is certainly growing up. Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Happy days.