Tuesday, 6 December 2016

The good news is....

..... I've finally finished my The Aunts' Quilt-top! I've decided to take it with me to Singapore and have it hand quilted in the Philippines. I will show you the finished quilt when I get it back but here's a little sneak peek.


I've also made a few small Christmas gifts:


A couple of embroidered ornaments. The one with the santa was a kit I bought a while ago from here and the Christmas tree is a free download you can find here.


This stocking is for a friend filled with goodies for the 6th of December, which is Santa Clause day in Switzerland. Santa brings sweets, nuts and small gifts for children on that day! I found the free pattern here via Pinterest.


I've also started making Christmas cookies. You can find some of my favorit recipes here. Now it's back to writing Christmas cards. I've given myself a deadline and hope that I'll be able to post them all by the end of this week in order to make sure, they'll arrive in time.

I hope you are enjoying the season.
Cheers
Vreni x

12 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful quilt.........goodluck getting it quilted........lovely little Marg Low ornament........she does great designs......

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Vreni, so cute. You have been busy and I am so glad you see your creativity.
Have a fun Christmas time. I love the Quilt! Sooo lovely

Cattinka said...

Der Quilt sieht sehr schön aus! Er wird handgequiltet bestimmt ein ganz besonders schönes Prachtstück, ich wusste bisher noch gar nicht dass man das auch in Auftrag geben kann.
Deine weihnachtlichen Projekte sind sehr schön, ich mag die Bestickten besonders gern.
LG
KATRIN W.

Lynda said...

The quilt is beautiful! Can't wait to see the quilting. Such fun little gifts. Every year I say I'm going to make gifts but I procrastinate quite well and never get started in time. I do have a couple snowmen in mind to make from 4 X 4 posts and a button ornament to make with the grandkids. The cookies all look so yummy. I am making Norwegian Rosette cookies today with my daughter for a family dinner tonight. I wanted the grandkids and my nieces and nephews to enjoy the cookies I grew up with. So light and crunchy and sweet. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Thimbleanna said...

YAY!!! I'm so excited that you've finished your Aunts' quilt top and that you've figured out how to get it quilted. I can't wait to see it finished. I love those cute little ornaments too -- adorable!!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Your Aunt's quilt looks great. Can't wait to see all of it. Have fun whenever you take your trip.

Radka said...

Hi Vreni,
your quilt is going to be beautiful, I look forward to seeing it finished.
I love the Santa ornament, too late for this Christmas, but will try to remember for next year! :-)
xx

YesAllMine said...

I found you on pinterest and was interested in the wonky quilt I saw. Do you have the pattern for that? It was wonky squares?

Oops-Lah said...

Hi YesAllMine, since I can't contact you by email, I try it this way? I'm wondering what quilt you mean? The "leftover silk quilt" or the Dr. Seuss quilt? Send me an email, address is on the side bar.

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt! I love your Christmas ornaments. I'm still working in the office, but I'm looking forward to next week I can also start preparing for Christmas. Its my favourite time of the year!

Sarah said...

Lovely quilt and your stocking and Christmas ornaments are great. I didn't realise about the 6th December and my brother lives in Switzerland!

Sarah said...

I've just read your 2012 blog about Christmas in Switzerland. Love your little grattimaa (think that's how you spell it!) biscuits!