Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A few more blocks and Christmas decorations

I have done a few more blocks of the On the Farm quilt (design by Lynette Anderson)

~ we have a turkey ~
(this block I made up instead of a chook - the new baby will be living on a turkey farm!)


~ there are pumpkins in the garden ~


~ the barn has been built ~


~ and the flower garden planted ~


I thought I would show some of my Christmas ornaments
When I first joined our local craft group they had just started making these Christmas decorations.....


 ~ I had no idea how much work they were ~
~ but I'm very pleased with how it worked out ~


~ we have two representative Santa's ~
~ they are just over an inch tall (photographing them was difficult) ~
~ my side of the family the men loose their hair ~
~ Hubz's side doesn't ~


~ the Santa's often sit on top of the Christmas cake ~
~ DD1 gave these next ones to me quite a long time ago - I just love the wobbly legs ~


~ I do like my green tree frog ~
~ looks like he fell in my glass of wine! ~
~ and stayed there a while ~


~ this years new special decoration is from Teresa ~


I hope next year I will have a few more that I have made.... just need to start on Christmas a bit earlier.... and focus..... focus.... focus......

On with wrapping parcels, Christmas baking, eating....... and maybe some wine ..... 

14 comments:

  1. Hi Fiona, What a beautiful post, love your new quilt blocks, and your ornaments are treasures for sure. The ornament you made is exquisite - all that beading and hand sewing is not for the faint hearted, but is beautiful indeed.

    Hugs, Nicky

    PS - The cards your grandsons sent are so sweet, I absolutely understand how they made you cry!

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  2. I love the bald head Santa! The On the Farm quilt is great! I especially love the turkey. I look forward to seeing it all together.

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  3. Hi Fiona, love your blocks and christmas treasures, and your ornament is absolutely enchanting, well worth all the work. Chrissie

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  4. Fantastic quilt blocks Fiona, they are going to make a lovely quilt.

    The ornaments are really cute - I do enjoy ours each year as well.

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  5. I love the cream colored tree. What a lovely sample of your beading and stitching.
    Debbie

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  6. The quilt blocks are looking good!!!

    I love to see other people's Christmas treasures. All the beading and embellishments on the cream one makes it very special and beautiful.

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  7. I'm definitely with you with the wine..sometimes I feel like the frog even when I haven't had any...I love all of these blocks and wondered if you turn under the edges of your applique. I am not good at
    applique at all...I just haven't found a way to do it that works well for me..I love the barn and the pumpkins..
    Mama Bear

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  8. Your farm quilt is going to be sweet , love the blocks so far :-) You have some very interesting ornaments and you did a fantastic job on the beaded ornament , gorgeous . Merry Christmas! hugs Sheila

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  9. I Love your Xmas Decoration it is Gorgeous and so much work has gone into it....
    Love the story behind all your little ornaments too funny....
    Have a Lovely Xmas it's been Great meeting you through Blogland....
    cheers for a Great 2011....
    ho ho ho

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  10. Your farm quilt is going to gorgeous... love the turkey...

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  11. The farm quilt blocks are just way too gorgeous!
    Your ornaments are beautiful. All those beads wow that is a treasure!
    The christmas cards are lovely from your grandies.
    You have definitely got into the Christmas spirit. Just put that wine bottle down!

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  12. The blocks are looking so good Bubz, and your Christmas Decoration is just so gorgeous...and oh so much work....

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  13. Those blocks are so great - especially since baby will live on a turkey farm! I love that tree, oh my gosh what a load of work - but oh so beautiful hon, you did a brilliant job. Love your Santa's too, and all your decorations!

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  14. Those blocks are lovely Fiona... esp the turkey! I love your decorations, but the pyramid is just soooo beautiful. So much work in it and so much detail. Just gorgeous. (oh have a soft spot for the frog too ha ha)

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