Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas HQAL

Last month I finally finished my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt so it was time to choose a new project for my Hand Quilt-a-long posts. I was planning for a while to start a different quilt, but having started this … Continue reading

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Christmas Stitching

Towards the end of November I saw a mystery Christmas stitch-a-long advertised. It was a freebie by Hugs and kisses, it was only for Advent, so I wouldn’t be committing myself to a long project, and a little bit of … Continue reading

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Last Minute Presents

Last night I finally finished making my last Christmas present! It’s for my mum, I do find it difficult buying presents for someone in a carehome, for birthdays I usually take her out for the day to a quilt show. … Continue reading

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Christmas Cakes and Cottages

This weekend I finally got round to decorating a pair of gingerbread houses – one for us and one for my son – daughter wants to decorate her own 🙂 I don’t make the gingerbread, these are kits from the … Continue reading

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A Round of Robins

We have a phrase here of ‘doing a round robin’, usually meaning a road trip going from A to B to C to D to get various things done. I never wondered where it came from, well I learnt yesterday … Continue reading

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December Smalls

I haven’t got round to decorating the house for Christmas yet, but I did rummage through the Christmas boxes to find all my Christmas cross-stitch smalls… It makes a nice gentle start to the decorations! Quite a few of these … Continue reading

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Quilty Hugs

I had a great day last weekend at a quilting workshop making quilts for care-leavers. The quilts are being made to give to young people leaving care at a big Christmas Dinner. Christmas Dinners is a project that was started … Continue reading

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Giving and Receiving

From being very young I always tried to instill into my children the idea that handmade gifts were treasured, they always made presents for Grandparents and aunts etc, it might be a tray of mince pies, or a decorated matchbox. … Continue reading

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Friday Photo Challenge

It’s the penultimate photo challenge today, it’s organised by Postcard from Gibraltar and today’s theme is Star… This was the first design for the Christie SAL by Faby Reilly, she often uses embroidered stars to embellish her designs. I added … Continue reading

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Gingerbread and Marzipan

A good month ago I made my Christmas cake, here in the UK a rich fruit cake is traditionally used for celebrations, be it weddings, Christenings or Christmas. I usually make an 8″ one which takes about four hours to … Continue reading

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