Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bits and Pieces



 I decided to participate in a Christmas Postcard Swap hosted by   Sheila at http://sheilasquiltworld.blogspot.com/    My partner was  Linda at  http://bumbleknit.blogspot.ca/      She sent me this wonderful Santa. The quilting detail is wonderful and gives the card so much dimension



In turn I sent Polka Dot Christmas trees.  I actually made 2 of them.  My sister "needed" one too.


I work with  JC who collects post cards of all kinds.  I saw this card on   Sheila's blog  post and she gave me information on where she got the idea. I thought it would be a great card for JC.


This is the top I made for my friend at work who happens to be my boss.  Since I will be retiring in late January this will be our last gift exchange and I thought this would be wonderful.  She is the person who got me into knitting and this pattern is called Fair Isle.  It's by Lee at http://www.freshlypieced.com/2014/10/fair-isle-sew-along   Perfect.  Probably just a little more than I should have bitten off before  reading the instructions.  


The deer is a 13 inch block and the deer is made up of 1 inch finished squares.  The picture below shows my first attempt.  Poor deer had a broken neck.


As you can see she's all better now.  I gave the top to PC earlier this week, she loved it. We cried.  It will go to the long arm quilter right after Christmas. I invested way to much time and energy in it to try and quilt it myself.  It measures in at 72 x 75.


The towels were a last minute gift addition to go with gift cards.  I made 2 sets.


And last but nowhere near least are these Hash Tag blocks. Made for the Heros  from Sydney Australia.   This link takes you to a full explanation 
of where they are going and the how you too can participate.

http://www.mollisparkles.com/2014/12/help-for-sydney-heroes.html

Just in case I don't make it back here in the next week, I am sending out my best wishes to you one and all for a very Merry Christmas.

10 comments:

  1. Wonderful post cards and fabulous quilt. Holiday Blessings

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  2. Merry Christmas to you and yours too! Love the little postcards and your quilt top is wonderful....no wonder there were tears, it's a treasure!

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  3. Wow what a fabulous quilt you made for your boss! I'm sure she will treasure it for years to come. Lots of other fun projects too! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  4. I love all those postcards! The quilt top is just gorgeous and such a sweet gift...I would cry, too!

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  5. Cute, cute postcards! What a joyous quilt top! So beautiful. A very merry Christmas to you Selina.

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  6. Loved the postcards Selina ,nice to see you tried the manager scene and it is fantastic !!What a wonderful gift for your coworker , I would cry too :-) Merry Christmas :-)

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  7. Cute post cards. The polka dots look like ornaments on the trees...perfect!

    The quilt top is fantastic, I hope you share pictures after the quilting is completed.

    Merry Christmas, Selina and thank you for being a special part of my 2014!

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  8. Oh how I do love postcards! So fast and fun and the best things to get in the mail.
    Hugs and Merry Christmas!

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