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Saturday, December 3, 2016

"OPAM finishes for November."

Hello,

November has passed in a blur of busyness. Lots of things happened that certainly weren't planned and are continuing for a bit. I have my fingers crossed all will be well with everyone soon.

I did manage to get some Christmas decorations made up on the embroidery machine.


 These were a free design from Creative Machine Embroidery site. I didn't have glitter to put in them so used some small white beads for the snow. Instead of using felt on the back I had some snow globe Christmas fabric left over from last year.


I purchased a couple of designs from Kreative Kiwi Embroidery designs and have made a start on the popular swirly place mats.  I still need to wash out the wash-away from the edges. The "Construction Set" is perfect for the little boys in my life. I enlarged the design a little and have two of the designs stitched out on some face washers.


Thanks to our children we were treated to a day at the Regal Theatre watching Fawlty Towers.  Or should I say Farty Towels.(You need to go to the show to see what I mean by that!!!) What a great show, so many laughs and the actors were fantastic. My favourite was Manuel, he was the spitting image and had the actions down pat. It was sad to see that the actor Andrew Sachs who played him in the show passed away.


I hope to get back into the sewing room some time very soon and I also need to attend to a lot of dead heading roses in the garden.

Enjoy your weekend.

Happy days.
Bev C

11 comments:

Pamela said...

Those snow globes are adorable!

Terri said...

Love your adorable a now globe ornaments! I illustrated a series of construction vehicles for an Amazing Designs embroidery collection, so it's fun to see your project. Beautiful rose! Happy December to you.

Julie said...

Hi Bev, your snowmen ornaments are just gorgeous ... I love them. Also your facecloths with the machine embroidery on them - am thinking the men in my life would love those too !!! I really enjoy Faulty Towers & used to love watching the programme on T.V. Beautiful rose there Bev. Hope you have a great (creative) week. x x

Fiona said...

hope things settle down for you soon - are you ok there? the ornaments are just great and I love the towels and placemats.... Lovely to go to a show and have a good laugh....

Hugz

I am said...

Hi Bev i also hope things settle down for you.
Oh your sewing is amaing i love it all and those xmas decorations are so cute,love faulty towers glad you had a lovely time xx

Christine M said...

Your snow globes are beautiful, Bev. You've been keeping yourself busy! xx

Pauline W said...

You certainly have been busy, Bev. You are keeping those little boys happy, I see. Hope all is well with you and yours!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

awesome finishes xx

Karen S said...

Great finishes, Bev. The snow globes are great. And I love the construction set!!

Anthea said...

Bev you're getting so much great use from your embroidery machine - I know a few people who have them & hardly touch them. That pink rose is a cracker, so big & so full... gorgeous!

sharon said...

Fawlty Towers has been a favorite of my family for years and years. We still watch episodes (we have the whole set on DVD) whenever we need a quick pick me up. Yes, it was sad to read of the passing of "Manuel." We had a chance to see him not in character once and were totally surprised by his transformation.
We had our first real snow for the season this weekend. Now it's beginning to feel more like Christmas is on the way. I always wonder what it would be like to celebrate in a summer climate! Hope all is well on your side of the planet. Happy Advent.