Tuesday, 31 December 2013

My crafty year in pictures


Here's to a Happy and crafty New Year! Best wishes to everyone and thanks for all your support and encouragements during this past year!
Cheers
Vreni xx

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas




Christmas Market in Basel, Switzerland

With best wishes for a wonderful Christmas. 
Vreni

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

One more handmade gift

After making the small hoop Christmas ornaments, it occurred to me that I could make mum a bigger version of her childhood home, so she can hang it up all year round. This is a 8 inch hoop, compared with the 4 inch hoop I used before.


It's a bit more detailed than the small one, which I'm going to give to my favorite aunt who still lives on the family farm. 


Now no more dilly dallying in my sewing room as I have to start packing. We're going to spend Christmas in Switzerland this year and I can't tell you how much I look forward to some crisp winter air and with any luck, maybe even a white Christmas. It's funny really, after all these years of living abroad, Christmas time I long to be "home". Or in other words; there's no place like home for the Holidays. Don't you agree?

Cheers
Vreni 

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Saturday, 7 December 2013

Ticking off the list!

Maybe you remember, at the end of August I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish before the end of the year. Let's see how far I got:

1. Finish hand quilting Big Bloom Quilt: tick



I think this must be my very first quilt which is made entirely by hand; hand pieced and hand quilted. It feels very soft and I'm going to give it to my mum for Christmas. I hope she'll like it. 

2. Finish Winter Quilt: tick



3. Make eight blocks for my Camelot quilt: tick

Block 8


and the first eight blocks together. 

4. Make a few Christmas presents: tick, tick and tick!

5. Machine quilt one quilt top; sorry, that didn't happen. 

Well, all in all I'm quite pleased that I was able to do most of the tasks I set myself. The list has definitely helped to keep me on track. 

I leave you with a picture of a  little Christmas decoration I've made. I've seen something similar on Pinterest and tried to copy it. The stick is actually a long piece of cinnamon.



I hope you are enjoying the season!
Vreni x



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