Friday, 1 January 2016


 Now that Christmas is over I can show you the Christmas Day gifts I made for the FHFS. I was delighted when I found out that Barb was the one I needed to buy and make Advent gifts for. Knowing that she loves snowmen I decided to make a wall hanging for her using some stitchery patterns I have been itching to use. I used Cottage Garden thread called Mistleto.

Around that time I had discovered the joy of using wool felt and wanted to make something else for Barb with the snowman theme. So, off to google land I went, found a basic snowman pattern then improvised adding snowflakes and changing the snow. I also made it a circle rather than a square. I found another use for my kitchen plates.
I also made hexie coasters for her. ( A few other bloggy friends also received some).
I really enjoyed being part of the Friends Having Fun Swap in 2015 but this year I am being really strong and not joining any swaps so I can finish the many projects that are strewn around my sewing room, in drawers and cupboards. Having said that, I have just started 2 new projects! There is no helping some people.
Angel Blessings.


  1. Hi Ondrea oh my you made Barb some beautiful projects, I love them all, well done my friend xx

  2. Lovely snowmen collection there. I have started yet another project too-- and have lots to finish-- so join the club!

  3. Happy new year Ondrea... I hope your swap-less & start-less 2016 is productive! xx

    1. Being a snowman lover too Ondrea I loved what you made for Barb

  4. Beautiful gifts you have made for Barb, Ondrea! Good luck with the UFO year...I had taht planned for this year too but have agreed to 3 challenges and signed up for two BOTM on line.....when will I learn....maybe I am learning just not what I intended...maybe it is the same for you!!Lol!!

  5. Your stitcheries are always a delight to see. Good luck with the UFOs.

  6. such lovely gifts for barb, love your little felt snowman, looks like he is in a snow globe, he's adorable.
    happy new year!

  7. Such cute frosties. Love Mistletoe cgt too! Lucky Barb x