Monday, 24 April 2017

April Quicky

Another quick project and 8 little tissue packet covers to add to gifts at Christmas.

Without our little workshop, it would be all too easy to not bother ... thank you fellow elves for your company and encouragement to add to our gift boxes each month.

Every gift or decoration, big or small, is handmade from the heart.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Monday, 17 April 2017

SanTa MiNi

It feels so gOOd to cross a project off the "to do" list doesn't it?
I made a 12inch MiNi for DD#2 this month.
Thanks Narelle for the motivation each month...
If you would like details about this pattern... just visit my blog here.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Another Long Term Project

My husband keeps telling me he needs a new quilt. The last one I made for him is threadbare and well loved. So, when I discovered the Sun, Sand and Sea Block of the Month at Sew Incredibly Crazy, I decided to join the fun and make the quilt as a Christmas gift. (Hopefully in 2017, not 2018. We'll see.) Our family is full of Oregon State University fans, so the orange and black theme seemed fitting.

This is block 2. I still need to fill in the license plate, but have not decided what I want it to say. Until then, this block is done.

In April, I aim to spend at least 10 minutes a day on my Winter/Christmas Wall Quilt. It may be the only way I motivate myself to finish quilting it with snowflakes. I hope to have progress to show on it next month, as well as blocks 1 & 3 from the Sun, Sand and Sea Block of the Month.

Wishing you all a productive month in April.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Nice and Quick

Gotta love a quick project when the end of the month is around the corner. Another placemat/coaster set for the gift box ... I'm working on a set for all the girls in my family 😃

It's never too late to get a head start so pop into the workshop anytime and share with your fellow elves what Christmas goodies you've been working on.

March Christmas Item...

This month I finished off this wallhanging.  I have had the stitchery done and then found the perfect fabric for a border

( I went back to the shop but it had sold out - note to self - buy lots when you love it!!!)

I have also started a little banner of stitcheries..... these are two blocks towards it....

I've made this before and loved it - this time it will be for a gift

So there we go..... March is almost over - going so quick so it's great to get some Christmassy things done.  Thanks Narelle....

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Twinkling Tree Ornament

For this month i managed to get 1 xmas decoration finished its a Fig'n'berry design called Twinkling Tree Ornaments .
cheers shez xx

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

A Gift Bag

This month I made another one except with Bells.
I very much appreciate your group Narelle... as it makes me complete at least one gift a month.
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Friday, 17 March 2017

A Stitchers Keeper

This month I made a  Christmas themed Stitchers Keeper as part of a Kris Kringle at a recent get together in Adelaide, Australia

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Winter/Christmas Crazy Quilt Progress

This month, I spent a couple of evenings quilting my Winter/Christmas Wall Quilt with embroidered snowflakes. 

I did not get as far as I hoped, but I did have fun working with some of the lovely snowflake patterns my friend at Magpie's Mumblings shared here, here and here.

There is still a fair amount of beading to add to the snowflakes that have been embroidered.

This is the first time I have really worked on this project since sharing it last March. I hope to make more progress (and maybe finish it?) this March. 

I love this project. The ladies that were in the round robin with me are so talented. And, I think the snowflakes make the border more fun. I am just so S-L-O-W stitching them. 

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Just made it this month.....

Thanks Narelle for the motivation to get moving with my Christmas items....

I have a few Christmas UFO's so I'm starting off finishing them...

I quilted this runner with straight lines and matched the binding with the border....  There is a bit of wiggly quilting in the stitched area...

I love this cheerful runner..... I did the stitchery a few years ago....

.. perfect for on the table at Christmas time.....

Righto, Gotto Go... I've already chosen next months project - another UFO!!!


Sunday, 26 February 2017

A Quick Whip-up

I've  been busy getting the applique finished on grandson's quilt so these were a quick whip-up this afternoon.

The instructions have been saved on my tablet just waiting for me to have a try. I thought a set of matching placemat and coaster would make nice small gifts.

Thank you to everyone for sharing your workshop makes 🎄

Friday, 24 February 2017

For February

My item this month is anther gift bag.
It is now waiting in the "gift box" until December.
Thanks Narelle... for the encouragement each month.
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Deck the Halls

I am a bit early this month ,but i have finished a Natalie Bird design called Deck the Halls,thankyou Narelle for hosting.
cheers Shez xx

Friday, 17 February 2017

A bit late for the party.....

Hello, hello..... I'm late, I'm late but I hope I can go back in time and pretend it's January.  These are Christmas finishes I did in January....

Firstly I have this long table runner... It's designed by Libby Richardson and I love the cheeky reindeer on it.....

... the other things I did was turn these little 4" blocks into ornaments... they will be useful for sending out at the end of the year....

Take care everyone, Happy Sewing.... Narelle has said I have a few days till the next item is expected!
Righto, Gotto Go... better go and search what to make next!

Hugz from Fiona

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

January item

I found a little piece of the red fabric in my stash and thought it was perfect for a stocking. Now it's going to be the first item in my Christmas Box for 2017.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

A Mug Rug, Zipper Pouch, and Fabric Postcard

This month, I finished off a UFO (unfinished object) that has been waiting to be bound into a mug rug since July of 2015.

I hand embroidered the message, "Merry Christmas", the snowflakes, the pole for the sign and around the applique.

This Merry Christmas Red Metallic fabric seemed perfect for the back.

I also realized I forgot to share this fabric postcard (made with Susan Winget's Peeking Snowmen fabric) in December.

And, I forgot I did have a finish to share last November... I had been waiting for this little zipper pouch to reach a blogging friend before sharing.

This is one side...

And this is the other.

Narelle, thank you for all of the motivation with the workshop! It was just the motivation I needed to finish another UFO. :) 

Oh, on a complete side note, I learned that Living My Dream was a trademarked name, so I changed my blog name to Hand Stitched Treasure. The url is the same.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

A Flying Start

Welcome 2017 and a big welcome back to our workshop for another year of creativity, friendship and a head start on gifting and decorating for Christmas 2017.

Already January has been a busy month ... we welcomed a new grandson to our family ... first child for our daughter and hubby ... meet Parker.

My sewing priority has been working on a quilt for him ... seen here on my blog ... and of course back to work but once routine is established (is that at all possible?) there will be Christmas sewing and knitting and crochet. Always need more dishcloths, washcloths etc.

Same rules for the workshop in 2017:

#  Make an item to decorate or be gifted  OR  make progress on a long term Christmas project

#  Post with a pic (unless it's a secret) on our blog each month from the 25th

#  Don't stress if you miss a month ... I'm sure that will happen to me too

#  If using labels at the bottom of your post, please use the month/year provided and your name or blog name

#  As you make a post each month, I will be adding a letter to your link on the right sidebar as an added insentive to keep in touch

Happy Christmas Crafting

Saturday, 7 January 2017

New Year

I am haPPy to be back posting in this "club" again.
2016 was a year of distractions to say the least.
Anyways here is my January effort at putting away gifts for Xmas.
Thanks Narelle... xox

A Finish

Thankyou Narelle for encouraging our finishes.
I managed to finish a Lynette Anderson Xmas decoration.

I also managed to finish a Michelle Ridgway stitchery.

cheers Shez xx

Monday, 2 January 2017

Some Xmas Swap Gifts

So the year is over and swap are too for another year.  Here are a couple of items I made for the Xmas swaps