A surprise

Look what the postie brought me – Christmas greetings from Claire in France. Thank you 🙂

I don’t have a Christmas tree but my sister always gives me a nice birthday bouquet which I decorate during the advent season.

Blue Baubles

The first batch of my blue Christmas baubles is pinned to the design board, more to follow. A great way to use up all those small scraps of batting left over from other projects.


The following ‘making of’ shots are from a half finished project. – First I need a cardboard circle, a piece of scrap batting the same size as the circle plus two circles of fabric, cut with about 1 cm  seam allowance.


Next step: pin cardboard circle onto fabric, baste around the seam allowance and pull tight to gather, press from left side.


Remove basting and cardboard circle, insert batting


Pin both circles, left sides together, and sew together around edge (I whipstiched them)

Season’s Greetings

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of my readers

Joyeux Noël – Bonne Année

Prettige Kerstdagen – Gelukkig Nieuwjaar

God Jul – Gott nytt år

Frohe Weihnachten – Glückliches neues Jahr

Feliz Navidad – Feliz Año Nuevo

Bringing home the tree, design by Carole Manning

I can’t help it, it seems to me Mr. Snowy had one julglögg (Christmas punch) too many. 😜

I’m taking a short blogging break now. See you all next year!