Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Grand Opening

Will you be ready for Christmas 2014?


It's never too early to start ... is it?  If you found yourself wishing for more time to make handmade goodies for Christmas ... (I still did) ...  then this may be the group for you.

Come along and join our band of crafty elves as we make at least 1 item each month to be put away ready for Christmas 2014.  The item can be for yourself to decorate or be used ... or a gift for giving.

The rules are simple:

1       a:    Make an item which you will use as a decoration in your home at Christmas or
        
         b:    Make an item to be given as a gift at Christmas or

         c:    Choose one large project for the year and post your progress each month.
 
2       Post a picture of your item/s on this blog between the 25th and end of the month. 

3       No stress allowed  :o)  Skipped a month? No problem ... it's never to late to join in.

I know I thoroughly enjoyed sewing along with all the elves last year and would love to have you all join in for another year of merriment in the Xmas workshop. New elves are most welcome.


So, this is the part I hope I can get right. Leave a message or email telling me you would like to be a 1 Xmas Item Elf and I shall send you an invite to participate on this blog. This way you're not waiting on me to post your pictures. Also you can keep an item a secret by only posting with no picture. As you sign up a link to your own blog will be added on the sidebar.

Happy Christmas Sewing. 

May your year be filled with finishes!




56 comments:

shez said...

this is a great idea Narelle and will take the pressure of you and free up some time for you as well,so i am in,thankyou.xx

Noela said...

Am so happy to be able to join again this year Narelle. This sounds like a great idea and will make life easier for you I hope. Looking forward to another wonderful year of Xmas goody making. Thanks for hosting again. Hugs......

Marilyn said...

Thank you for hosting again this year. Like the sound of the change you are making - and as the others have said, I hope it makes things easier for you. Yes, I would love to join in again this year.

Leeanne said...

Yippie! count me in bloggy friend! I loved last year.
P.s....any chance you can remove the 'robot thing for leaving comments?

Fiona said...

Thanks Narelle, great idea with the blog ... I would LOVE to join in again...
Hugz

creations.1 said...

Count me in Narelle - new method sounds good to me!

marina said...

Count me in, hopefully this year I can get a bit more organised.

AnitaS said...

I like to do this again. It helped me to finish more Xmas items.

Joy McD said...

Yes, me too please... third year lucky?! xxx

Charlie and Wendy said...

Thanks Narelle, I would love to join in again this year. Great idea with the blog. xx

Jeanette said...

Sounds like fun. Sign me up please Narelle. Hugs,xx

Sisbabestitches said...

What fabulous changes Narelle! As with others, hopefully this will make managing this group loads easier on you :) I am so excited to play in your workshop again, please count me in :)

Leeanne said...

just testing for you.

Anthea said...

Hi Narelle - I would love to be part of this again for 2014 - and I do love the changes too - please count me in?

Elyte said...

Hi Narelle, I would like to try again. I kept missing the 25th in the second half of last year but I hope to be more organised in 2014. I think that this is a great innovation and hopefully it makes life easier for you and give you more time as a participant.

laurajane said...

Yes please Narelle ,I'm going to join again.Its going to be one large item for me and I have something in mind.x

Edi said...

Hi Narelle, Yes, Please. I would love to join all the other elves.

Gina E. said...

Hi Narelle, I am a newcomer to your blog - found you on Melody's House On The Hill. I ALWAYS find myself making gifts at the beginning of December and stressing over the rush! So I would love to be part of your group so that it will (hopefully) motivate me to pull the finger out and make something each month so I won't have any more Xmas stress ;-)

Lyn said...

Hi Narelle, yes please sign me up for this year..I need to get organised for Christmas!!

Raewyn said...

Yes please, I'd love to take part again.

Oddbjørg said...

Yes, I'll love to be a part of this in 2014 too.

Michell said...

Would love to take part again

Gina E. said...

Your invitation is received and accepted, and I have made a list of projects for the year from my stash of magazines - how's that for organisation! I knew if I waited for each month to decide what to do, I'd fiddle around trying to make up my mind and nothing would get done.

Brenda said...

Thank you Narelle, for hosting this again! I would very much like to participate again, but hopefully with better results this year! I was left scurrying this past Christmas, don't want to do that again!

Cheryl said...

Would love to join in again this year Narelle - love stitching xmas all year round. I plan on using the encouragement to complete Michelle's "Down Reindeer Lane" this year

Pat said...

I would love to join in this year ... just a quick question - can items be made in any medium, I crochet a great deal. I also enjoy working with felt, and have made lovely Xmas goodies with felt, beads and embroidery.
Pat @ Sunshine and a Sewing Basket

The Patch Craft said...

Yes please going to get organised again this year.

Anita said...

Hi Narelle,
Yes I would love to join you in 1 Xmas item a month!!
It's fun to do and I enjoyed it last year.
Cheers, Anita.

Cheryll said...

Of course I want to be an elf... it's always sooo much FuN ! :)

Sheila said...

Narelle , I would love to join in this year , maybe my track record will be a bit better , I can hope ;-) Sheila

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I am pleased to be one of your elves! I was planning on doing something every month on my own, but having inspiration from this quilt along will help. Thanks!

Sharon said...

Hi Narelle,
Yes I would love to join and be an elf, I am planning to make the North Pole Quilt, please send me details of what I need to do. thanks

barbara woods said...

how do i follow???

Sharmayne said...

Hi Narelle, Yes please, I would love to have a go at doing this please.
http://www.countryfragrance.blogspot.com

Maria said...

I'd love to join in the fun too if I am not too late.

Gina E. said...

Can't wait for Saturday - my January item was finished over a week ago, and has been patiently waiting for the 25th!

Catherine said...

Brilliant idea - I would like to join. I am not sure I shall get something made for January but I will try. Perhaps I can think of something very small!

Cisca Heiden van der said...

I also would love to have a go, please count me in!

Pinnylea Creations said...

Hi Narelle can I join in too (hope I'm not too late).

Wendy said...

I would love to be a part of the 1 xmas item a month...I am already working on January.

Cedar Chest Quilts said...

I would love to join in. I have my January small project done, and love the idea of picking a larger one to work on this year. Look forward to seeing what others make also.

chardel said...

I would love to join.

rosemarie garone said...

i would love to sign up for the 1 xmas item a month. think its a great idea. thank you.

Lynn - JnL4God said...

I want to join - This is perfect I was telling my friends last month that I have so many Christmas things I want to do that I needed to do a whole year of Christmas. Please sign me up and tell me what to do.

Melody said...

I would love to join too. Many thanks.

Anita said...

Hi Narelle,
I posted my March Xmas item but it hasn't
gone on the list with the other little elves.
Something I've done wrong on the computer? lol
Cheers, Anita.

Sandra said...

I know I am a bit late but would love to join if that is possible? Or I can just post on my blog!!! Love seeing everyone's work

Sheri said...

I would like to join in if it's not too late!

Renee said...

If you are continuing in 2015, I would love to participate!

Maria said...

Count me in!

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Raewyn said...

Hi Narelle - Happy New Year!!! After a long quiet spell I am hoping to join in with the fun here again this coming year!

Sally said...

Sounds like a great idea. I'm looking forward to playing along.

helbel19 said...

I wish I had seen this earlier but hopefully I'm not too late..... I have put a post on the blog, would I still be able to join in the fun ? I have watched you girls over the past year with your wonderful projects and it helps with motivation that's for sure.

helbel19 said...

I would love to join in this group, I love Christmas items and I've enjoyed watching all the finished items over the past year from a lot of the ladies. I have tried to email but I can't get the email thingee to work.

Diana Rayward said...

I had the same problem with emailing to join in this group helbel19. Would have enjoyed being part of this challenge but enjoy seeing everyone else's work. Beautiful work.