Saturday, August 27, 2011

August Christmas Items.....

I am sure many of us are thinking of people in USA who are waiting for Hurricane Irene's visit.... stay safe everyone...... we are praying for you....

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It's time for showing those Christmas Items again.... you do realise it is only 4 months to Christmas?

EEEEEEEEKKKKKK!!!

I was lucky enough to receive 2 Christmas Tree blocks this month.... this week this lovely set of trees arrived from Jen (no blog) ....  it's lovely... 4  pieced trees all joined together.... it will fit in perfectly with all the others I have HERE.  Thanks Jen... I love it



My Christmas Items this month are the other 3 little ornaments (the first 3 I showed HERE)
a robin, reindeer and little angel


these will be a fun addition to our decoration collection

I also completed this very cute candle mat


This is from a pattern I received from Annette.  The pattern was nice and easy to follow - a bit of stack and whack, then cutting templates and putting it all together... I have a few embroidery stitches on my machine so I played with some of them..


Thanks Annette for the lovely pattern..... now I have made one I may well do a few more.. they would be lovely gifts....

I am linking with Narelle and Allie - the notable cheerleaders for getting Christmas items done early....



Hoping you find time in your happy place....

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

great post Fiona and i am also praying for the people of USA.
Love your xmas finishes,well done.

Barb said...

Oh...those Christmas ornaments are just awesome!!
Love all of your projects!!

Sheila said...

Say a little prayer for us too , it is heading for Nova Scotia as well , yikes! Sweet little ornaments and I love the candle mat , kind of a crazy patch , sweet!

sunny said...

I love that candle mat - the pattern and the fabrics you chose!!

Love Bears All Things said...

I love this candle mat. I went over to Annette's but couldn't find the pattern on her site.
Your ornaments are so cute.
Mama Bear

Zuly said...

Very nice!
Have a nice week end.
Zuly Castillo U. - COSTA RICA

WoolenSails said...

Raining here, but hurricane hasn't arrived. Was hoping we could have clear skies for a little bit longer, but we needed the rain anyways.

I should go get my christmas book that I won and some felt, good project for this weekend.

Debbie

Maria said...

The ornaments are just so cute and the candle mat is lovely.

Grethe said...

Great post,and really lovely Christmas mat ..... you made me looking forward to X-mas:-) And YES, praying that the hurricane will go easy on the USA east coast.

Talin's Corner said...

Oh Fiona, you are so ahead of the game. I love the Christmas tree block(s). Jen did a great job. Your ornaments are so cute. I love working with wool/felt, you never have to worry about raw edges. I have my August project done, but should really get around to posting it.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

My thoughts are with the USA as well...love those ornies Bubz...very cute

marina said...

Love your christmas finishes, the candle mat is fantastic and your ornaments.
I can't wait till you put all those tree blocks together. Your new one is a gorgeous block.

Just Ramblin' said...

I love your Christmas candle mat. The colors are so bright and cheerful.
All the embroidery stitches really add to it. Nola

Just Ramblin' said...

Oops, forgot to add at the end that some of the fabric looks very familiar to me :) Nola

Zuly said...

Thank you very much for visiting my blog, is a pleasure!
Greetings from Costa Rica,
Zuly Castillo U.

Allie said...

Thank you sweetheart, I know the folks on the east coast can sure use your prayers! I'm watching live coverage right now, have a niece in NY and I'm worried for her.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your ornaments!!! They are just darling, are those beads too? Very sweet! The tree block is great, how nice of Jen! Your candlemat is lovely, it looks complicated...great way to use your decorative stitches too! Great gifts!

rosie said...

Beautiful Fiona..
You sure can't beat home made Christmas...
I am with you, hope everyone is safe in the US and Canada..

Karen said...

Yes, Christmas is creeping up on us much quicker than we think! Love the goodies you have made and the blocks look great too.
I have family in the US in the hurricane area on the edge. They have been warned to move all items from the yard and secure everything they can. We are hoping it moves away but will have to wait and see.

Jindi's Cottage said...

4 months! Arrggghhhhhh.....I don't need to hear that!!!! Cute ornaments and candle mat...you'll be all ready set go when Christmas arrives...

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

Yes the US needs lots of prayers at this time. Love your tree blocks you received and that candle mat is beautiful, just right for Christmas.
Is that you at the end of the posting jumping up and down?
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Farm Girl said...

Beautiful goodies - I'll bet you were a girl guide?! Nothing like being prepared huh? I can't say I'm thrilled to hear Christmas is only 4 months away - so much to happen between now and then!
Thoughts and good wishes to those on the East Coast, they are getting it bad at the moment.

Joy McD said...

Love the Chrissie ornaments! They are sooo cute! And the candle mat is gorgeous too :)
lv,
Joy

Marg H said...

Love the trees and the decorations and the candle mat. All lovely. You've been busy.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great stitching Fiona.The ornaments a so cute. With all this Christmas stitching going on all over blogland no wonder I can't get it out of my head.

Narelle said...

Fiona they are just so adorable!!!
The candlemat is also lovely ... think I will need next year to make all the wonderful things I've seen this year :)

Annette said...

great job on your candle mat, and all your other projects.
from the looks of things I should get my patterns for sale on my site.
I will try to do that soonIf anyone is wanting to get it they can leave a comment and I will get back to them.

Tonya said...

Did you design those ornaments? They are so cute!

Charlie and Wendy said...

All your Christmas projects are gorgeous, such cute ornaments!

teresa said...

Wow love your Christmas goodies. Love the candle mat and the ornaments are just so cute. Love those Christmas trees! Great photos Fiona.

Jeanette said...

Somehow missed this post. Love the Christmas goodies. Especially the candle mat. The trees are lovely too. Hugs,

Melody said...

Fabulous Christmas items - you are such a goody getting prepared early.

Elyte said...

The candle mat is attractive and really captures the feeling of Christmas. Your ornaments are very cute.

VivJM said...

Oh, I am in love with your ornaments!!

Mickie said...

Love LOVE those ornaments and that candle mat is adorable! Can't wait to see your christmas tree quilt!
hugs, mickie

Sandra :) said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww the angel is holding a bouquet of flowers - how cute! The ornaments are adorable, and that candle mat - LOVE the embellishment with the machine stitching - what a perfect touch that adds!

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