#stitchingsanta · Christmas

Stitching Santa – part 2 (The Reveal)

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I kept my #stitchingsanta parcel until late on Christmas day when our guests had left or gone to bed so I could enjoy all its loveliness in peace.

My Santa was  the super talented Margaret who blogs at thecraftycreek.com

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my parcel even had a button tag

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pretty fabric, lace, ribbon and beads

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felt heart, a cute pin cushion

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a fat quarter of bee fabric, flower pins and buttons

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and a very pretty fabric covered notebook.

Thank you Santa  for the lovely gifts!!

 

Bags · Christmas · Sewing

Stitching Santa 2017 – part 1

Once again this year I joined in with #stitchingsanta very kindly organised by Shelia who blogs  at Sewchet  Being even more unorganised than usual in the run up to Christmas I didn’t get round to blogging about presents I gifted.  My recipient was Nikki, who does lovely embroidery and blogs at Sewingnikki.

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My parcel contained two large pieces of 18 count Aida, a selection of threads

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Three wooden hoops

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A little bird needle threader/cutter and vintage style tin

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Fat quarter  and some lace

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I made a  small project bag, a drawstring bag in Downton Abbey fabrics with a large base, which I hope will be useful.

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I hope she received the parcel  and likes the contents!

Christmas · Fabric shopping · Gardens

Cornwall & Christmas

Although this is supposed to be a blog about sewing lately not much sewing has been blogged about.  I have been sewing but don’t seem to have actually finished anything!

So instead I thought I would show you  some pictures of Cornwall.  We spent last week enjoying a relaxing short break in Cornwall.  We were lucky to have wonderful warm sunny weather, amazing for the time of year.

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Robin at Lanhydrock
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Mevagissey harbour
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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

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Lanhydrock

We stayed closed to Trago Mills, if you have never been to a Trago Mills store ( I think there are 3 in Devon/ Cornwall) its a very strange sort of bargain shop and some of the things they sell are of questionable taste, but the fabric department is pretty good with a good range of Christmas fabric.

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I bought a selection, its polycotton, so not expensive, but I think its good enough for what I have in mind.

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I have made a start on my Christmas sewing projects, I am trying really hard to be organised this year and not be sewing presents at the last minute.

Can you guess what its going to be?