Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas is coming.....

I have posted off a couple of secret parcels.......


these are for Chookyblue's SSCS swap and my parcels are off overseas... and another small one is staying local....


I started making my grandchildren their own personal stockings a few years ago .... this one was needed quickly to post off over seas so I based it on a ready printed panel....


.... she is lucky and has two sides to her stocking.... and it's big enough for her to use as a sleeping bag!


the pictures have been diddled up with quilting and buttons, bells and fuzzy noses and fluffy hat wool...

I received these lovely bauble buttons in a parcel a few years ago... absolutely perfect for this project


sparkly, jingly ausi animals....


.... I just had to add this cute little 'hand made' hand charm....



lots of quilting in a glitter thread....  you can't see it in the pictures very much but the stocking sparkles nicely...


.. so much sewing to get done ... I have moved into the dining area to sit under the aircon....

Hubz laughs at my 'princess and the pea' throne.... I need the height when I'm quilting or my shoulders hurt... however this bunch of cushions does squish down a fair bit!!!!!


Very busy trying to get all sorts of secret stitching done.... I am so grateful for these little balls of energy drink.....


Righto, gotta go... back to work 

32 comments:

sunny said...

Love the 'Princess and the Pea'. I went out shopping for a chair cushion today because I'll be sitting on a meal folding chair most of the day tomorrow. Your stocking is very cute! Just how old is Astrid??

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona,your parcels look very tempting and i love love Astrids new xmas stocking,its so cute,lol,love how many cushion there are,enjoy your day my friend.xx

Maria said...

Oh it's starting to feel like Christmas now with all these parcels being sent.
Astrid's stocking is gorgeous and her siblings will love the Aussies animals now and she will later.
Maybe you need a good gas lift chair sew it can go up when quilting. Wonder if Santa would bring you one??

Chookyblue...... said...

good to see the SSCS has gone.......I wonder where too????

love the stockings........

KaHolly said...

Cute, cute, cute stocking!!! I was having so much discomfort between my shoulder blades this spring/summer, I almost couldn't sew. I finally found a table that I could make low enough to accommodate my machine. Too many years of marathon sewing with it sitting atop the table!!

Christine M said...

Astrid's stocking is gorgeous Fiona. That's a good princess and the pea story!

Sheila said...

I love Astrids stocking , just sweet Fiona ! I love all the embellishments 😀. Hugs Sheila

Christine said...

What lovely spotty gifts!
Astrid's stocking is absolutely delightful too.

Terry said...

I love your little rope basket...I really need to try to make one of those! :0)

WoolenSails said...

It looks like you are going to make a few people very happy with their surprises. Love the stockings, those are so cute.

Debbie

Chantal said...

Such a beautiful stocking Astrid will get. Did the buttons came with the stocking panel? They are so nice and matching so well, the perfect touch. You did a great job embellishing it. Well done. The Princess and the Pea throne is funny but looks very comfy! ;^)

marina said...

love how you have embellished your panel stockings. the woolly noses look gorgeous and will add texture too.
well done on finishing your swap goodies.
stay cool!

Barb said...

I just love your stockings!!

Susan said...

Love your cushioned chair!! Hope you don't fall off!
I also love that stocking panel...so great for an overseas grandie!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Gorgeous stocking and I love your throne of cushions! xx

Karen S said...

Well done getting the swap parcels done.
And the stockings look great. Love all the quilting and embellishing you have done. They are gorgeous.
I do understand the cushions on the chair. Smart move.
And keep enjoying the cherries!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Well Princess, your special throne is obviously working wonderfully well... don't change a thing xx Good work getting your parcels done. Very sweet stocking for a sweet babe!

Jane Galley said...

so lovely to see parcels stacking up. Happy quilting

Susan said...

What a treasure you have made for Astrid, very australian and lots of personal detail too. So exciting to think of all our hand made gifts whizzing around the world.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your stocking for Astrid is gorgeous.....the parcels look lovely...xx

KERYN B said...

That stocking is very cute, almost as cute as that beautiful baby.

Cheryl said...

Fiona you have done such a gorgeous job of Astrid's stocking

Jennifer said...

A very cute stocking! Sometimes we need more than one cushion, don't we - although a phone book (or two!) makes a good substitute.

Allie said...

Ooh that stocking is so gorgeous, I love all the special touches! What a treasure! We all have stockings my mum made for us, they're crocheted and we adore them. Laughing at your sewing throne, lol!

Cheryll said...

Lovely lot of projects worked on at your place lately! Love the stocking & so will the grandie... xox

Janet said...

Love your stack of cushions. My hubby tells me I am a princess and the pea because I feel every little grain of sand or wrinkle in the bed. Gorgeous stocking. May I suggest it is the size of a sleeping bag for one of her stuffies, not for her?! :)

Anita said...

Beautiful work there girl. Just gorgeous.All the added touches make
it very special.
Cheers, Anita.

Lin said...

I love the way you have jazzed up that printed Christmas stocking - very individual and great fun. xx

Chrissie said...

Absolutely love the christmas stocking with all its embellishments. That reminds me, I must make one for Leocia too. xcx

Sue SA said...

Love your idea for reducing the shoulder ache, I am going to try that when I get my sewing room set up at the new house. I love your granddaughters stocking, its just perfect for a little one overseas.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I sent my SSCS off yesterday. Astrid's stocking is so cute Fiona!

Dawn said...

Oh I'm so mad I missed the SSCS, next year for sure !! Love the Aussie Christmas Stockings - very unique and beautifully done.

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