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Sunday, November 18, 2012

"Father Christmas arrived at Friday Night Sew In and weekend shopping."

Hello,

I decided to spend Friday Night Sew In doing some applique on a table runner. A few weeks back I picked up some Christmas fat quarters from Spotlight.


I chose this one because I intended to fussy cut the snow globes.


So over the past week I have been cutting out hexagons and pieces using a template kit I picked up about this time last year. I had several different fabrics in my Christmas stash and chose other green's and red's to add to them.


Friday afternoon I cut out the snow globes and in the evening I button holed them on by hand.


So hopefully sometime this week this little cheery fellow will be quilted.


Saturday morning we had lots of Garage Sales to choose from. Our first port of call was one that had a wonderful display of goodies, all from a craft shop that had closed down a few years back. There was also some lovely plates doilies etc. I chose a couple of cross stitch kits, a Klipfast frame that was only $4.00. The brown floral cross stitch is a beautiful cotton/linen blend, there are two of these motifs and you can embellish the material and make it into whatever you want.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Happy days.
Bev C

24 comments:

shez said...

wow Bev this is going to be one gorgeous table runner,well done and glad you got some good buys,enjoy your sunday.xx

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your Christmas table runner is beautiful, I love the appliqued pictures.

Fiona said...

I love your idea with the snow globes in the hexagons... and of course you found some fantastic bargains....
Hugz

Narelle said...

I love what you've done with the snow globes :)

rosie said...

Great bargains Bev, and cute use of the snow globes..

rosie said...

Great bargains Bev, and cute use of the snow globes..

Julie said...

Hi Bev - a beautiful table runner - you are so clever, Love what you have done with the snow globes!! Gosh you also got some great bargains at the Garage Sale!!!!
Happy creating, Julie :-)

Pauline said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one with Christmas on my mind. You get your projects completed quicker than I do though. Love the snow globes!

Jeanette said...

Love your table runner Bev. It's fabulous. Great bargains. Hugs,

marina said...

love your new christmas runner.
Great idea to applique the globes!
Great buys....

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Love those snow globes.

Very cute!

Linda

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great FNSI. You got a lot done.

Mrs A said...

That is a gorgeous runner, very festive :)

Karen said...

What a great way to use the snow globe fabric. Your runner is looking wonderful.
Looks like you found a few bargains at the sale.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovely fun coloured table runner Bev...gosh I better start thinking Christmas...I'm still in Pirates of Penzance mode! Gorgeous brown/cotton linen cross stitch...You are doing heaps xo

Simone de Klerk said...

Sorry I missed so many posts. Quite a lot has been going on.
I love how you filled the hexies. What a great idea.
And how I wish we had garage sales here. There are always such good finds!
Have a lovely Sunday.

FarahLin said...

Your table runner is looking fabulous! Those snow globes are super cute, look forward to seeing it finished!

Great finds at the garage sale, Bev!

Anthea said...

Some great garage sale buys there Bev!
And I love what you are doing with the Christmas fabrics, lookiing forward to seeing this finished item!

Mitzi said...

Very cheerful table runner! I have always loved snow globes!

Terriaw said...

I love that snow globe print! Love the way you fussy cut each one and put them in your project. Such a fun piece!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

It is so cheerful and pretty! The snowglobes in hexagons is a wonderful idea!

Val said...

I love yours now globe hexies. Very cute. The garage sale sounds like a treasure trove of goodies. You got some lovely things.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Bev. Your Christmas Table Runner is fantastic and love the colors. Very good work. Hugs judy

Mistea said...

This is a very lovely quilt.

Nice use of those snow globes.

Enjoy your Christmas making.