Thursday, 17 December 2015


 The days are getting warmer (and colder) , Christmas Day is fast approaching and I am still sewing Christmas things. I am also having fun opening daily advent pressies from my FHFS ( Friends Having Fun Swap) giver, Keryn.

I started a free Christmas project  from Jenny's blog a while ago and have just stitched the hexies together and cut out the background fabric. I am hoping to finish it over the next day or so. Now, I must say that I have changed one of the stitcheries using Jenny's unique birdie and making him Christmassy. I hope she doesn't mind. I shall let her know.

I have also been frantically hand stitching more coasters.
At the moment I am perspiring profusely and finding it difficult to stitch as we have no air conditioning. We do have a couple of fans though.
The last 4 days I have opened one of my advent gifts and have been so thrilled with each one.

Here are some pics of my Christmas decos.
The reindeer was from a workshop with Leanne Beasley and Gail Pan a couple of years ago at the Novatel where I met most of you lovely bloggers. The 2 stitchery pillows are from free Red Brolly designs a couple of years ago.  
Ofcourse, I have a few Gail Pan projects. Keryn's first 2 advent gifts to me are in this pic.
3 Sashiko stars , a cornucopia that Barb made for me a few years ago, my first and last attempt at foundation piecing --that little Christmas tree cornucopia, and an angel from Hanne in Norway last year. So special hanging special friends gifts. The angel on the left was from a lady in one of the swaps I was in a few years ago. Both angels hang around all year , not just Christmas, as I do love angels.

This little Santa is rather special as one of the elderly ladies in one of my patchwork groups gave it to me and she passed away a while ago. The table mat is a Rosie Q pattern and the Bon Bon is an Annie Downs pattern.

Another Gail Pan pattern.

Just a tin I loved and a little mat I found in an Op Shop.

My first Gail Pan project may years ago.
A table mat gift from another lovely stitcher a few years ago. More of those little stitched pillows. I was rather addicted making them. Those 2 little snowmen wind up and run across the floor. They came with a game last Christmas .
The tea towel was made for me by Barb many years ago. I think we have known each other over 10 years now and we always exchange Christmas gifts. My wool project is now proudly displayed for its first Christmas.

Hanging beneath my overloaded thimble rack is a lovely project I made from Fig'N'Berry 2 years ago.
Sorry about being so photo heavy. Just got carried away with all the Christmas projects and all the lovely blogs I have been looking at.
Thanks so much for visiting again. Angel Blessings.


  1. Hi Ondrea,such a lovely xmassy post,love the gifts you are receiving for the FHFS ,Thankyou for sharing your lovely Xmas decorations xx

  2. There's certainly a lot of gorgeous Christmas projects there, Ondrea.

  3. I loved seeing your beautiful decorations. Luckily you live far away otherwise I would be finding away to make off with that gorgeous reindeer. How special to have a treasured memory from your friend. Keryn is definitely one of Santa's elves xxx

  4. It's so lovely to see how you've decorated your house with such fabulous handmade Chrissy items you've been given by friends or made yourself aren't bloggy friends the greatest! :) barb.

  5. Wonderful decorations Ondrea ... I love how hand made decorations personalise your home.

  6. So many amazing projects to inspire O xxxx

  7. Beautiful, beautiful decorations! I love them all and your little owl coasters are so cute! Christine x

  8. beautiful Christmas decorating there Ondrea, so many lovely items for the Festive Season! Isn't it great to put out all those things accumulated over the years?!

  9. what a festive house you have! I love your stitched hexies too

  10. love all the Christmas things....

  11. Beautiful hexie stitching Ondrea..lovely to have decorations made by friends around...makes this time of the year more special. Hopefully the weather will cool down a little today. xx