Sunday, 30 December 2012

Post Christmas Post

Gosh Christmas seemed to be spread over many days, but it also already seems along time ago.  Now the family are all back in their normal places, the bin men have emptied the over flowing bins, and the stuff that was shoved into the sewing room to make room elsewhere has been returned to its normal place, and I can get back in!

I did manage the finishes on "The List":

Anisa's quilt got named

Terri's scarf got written on and finished

(although the poem is a family joke, I also stitched it as an infinity scarf, so she can wear it in public:)

 I also wanted to share some other making:  These hearts are traditional Norwegian (maybe  Scandinavian in general) Christmas decorations. They are woven, usual paper or card, but woven in 3D to make a small basket (see this site for instructions)  The more intricate one below was sent to me by my great aunt, the more basic one was made with felt rather than card.

But I saw a few variations on Pinterest, and these appealed to be as a patchworker: I had great fun making some more.  [Note to self - red and white card needed!!!]

FINISHED: * Harry's I-Spy Quilt
FINISHED * 2 Pairs of Patchwork boots   

FINISHED * Wrap for Terri
FINISHED * Anisa's name onto a quilt
After Christmas
 * START Jacket for Jamie
 * START Nicky's Book Block (Out of Africa) 
 * START Janine's Butterfly block (Out of Africa) 
 * START Sana's Home is where the heart is block (Out of Africa) 
 * START Simone's caravan cushions
 * FOR ME Christmas Tree by Candlelight wall hanging


  1. Hi Benta! Beautiful scarf and what a great idea to paint there the poem! I like those woven decorations and they are common in Finland, too.
    Happy New Year! x Teje

  2. sooo nice to get back to "normal" xx

  3. The little hearts are darling ; )

  4. Love, love, love the hearts!!!

  5. Yay for conquering the list from hell, have a great new year :o)

  6. Wonderful finishes. You did really well with your list :)


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