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Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Candle Mat arrives and Friday-Night-Sew-In is on this Friday."

Hello,

Hope all is well in your part of the world. I received a lovely email from O'faigh to let me know that her parcel for the Candle Mat Swap has arrived. So I can now reveal what I made.


I used a pattern from Natalie's book that is actually for a wall clock. I loved this pattern as soon as I got the book and wanted to make it into a mat. So when the swap came up I knew just what I wanted to make.

I also included some goodies in the parcel.


I don't have a photo of them wrapped up in the Christmas paper, that is on my other computer which is being cleaned and serviced. I included a box of Turkish Delight, Post-It Notes ,Christmas Cards, one of those you can't live without Frixion Pens and as O'Faigh loves old things I went to the Red Cross shop in search of some embroidered doilies. Unfortunately I couldn't get some but I did manage to pick up the linen serviette. I am pretty sure these are the same as some that my Mum has. Thanks so much for being my swap partner Lyn. It was a pleasure doing a swap with you.

What are you doing on Friday night? I will be joining in the Friday -Night -Sew -In.


I have these stitcheries to make into a table runner. I have it all joined together,so on Friday I will be hand quilting the runner. Nothing like a bit of hand quilting to complete a project. I hope you can join us. You don't have to sew you can knit, crochet, make cards whatever you like. It is a great way to get a project completed or even started.

Happy days.
Bev C

17 comments:

Christine M said...

Lovely candle mat Bev. I love those little reindeers!

Charlie and Wendy said...

What a cute candle mat idea! And I also love your idea for the Christmas stitchery. Hopefully I will be able to join you for FNSI.

Sue said...

Is this Friday the FNSI? I better get some things ready as I will want to join in.

Nice gifts :)

Karen said...

Your candle mat is gorgeous. What a great idea!

Michelle said...

Cute candle mat... no FNSI for me this time round we have a busy weekend :O( Maybe next time!

Cheryll said...

Oh the mat is wonderful. It's so different too..LoVe it! :)

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely candle mat....love anything with reindeers.

marina said...

love the candle mat!
So cute.
Happy stitching Friday night!

O'faigh said...

Hello Bev, thoroughly enjoyed our Candle Mat Exchange...thank you for the beautiful, thoughtful gifts....Hugs O'faigh

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Bev, Very pretty candle mat. your Christmas stitcherys look lovely too. Hugs Judy

Terriaw said...

That candle mat is so fun! I do love to have candles burning throughout the house during the holiday season. And your stitchery looks lovely - what a great project to be working on. Enjoy your sew-in!

Pauline said...

The things I learn when I visit your blog, Bev. Had never heard of a candle mat - what a lovely item!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
I really like the sweet candle mat. Your are very quick on your project making. Those sweet Christmas embroideries are adorable and I can't wait to see your finished runner. Thanks for your comment. Yes, I do plant the whole peat pots into the ground and I love using them. I'm really excited to see if the Brussels sprouts take. It is my Hubby's favorite too. Opie, If I left him out doors I am sure he would be a digger. He gets into mischief indoors. He is so different then Kelvin.
Have fun at your Friday night sewing and have a great weekend.

shez said...

Bev what a lovely candle mat i love the design i have the book and i love your idea,well done on a lovely swap parcel

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely mat. I saw it on Lyn's blog. Very cute.
And great stitcheries. I have seen them here and there.
Happy weekend.

Melody said...

What a brilliant gift. So charming.

rosie said...

You did an amazing job of your candle mat Bev.. and all those lovely goodies you sent off, lucky swap partner...