Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bits and Pieces

 I decided to participate in a Christmas Postcard Swap hosted by   Sheila at    My partner was  Linda at      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   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.

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.


  1. Wonderful post cards and fabulous quilt. Holiday Blessings

  2. Merry Christmas to you and yours too! Love the little postcards and your quilt top is wonder there were tears, it's a treasure!

  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!

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

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

  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 :-)

  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!

  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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