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A Week To Go.

Posted on | December 18, 2021 | 11 Comments

One week until Christmas day. And another year nearly behind us. Wow!

Lots of Christmas sewing has been happening, but I have also managed to finish my quilt top for Over The Hill by Wendy Williams. This was the last block.

When it was joined to the others in the row, there were a few overlapping pieces to be added, then the rows were all joined to complete the top.

I am very pleased with the end result. Lots of work but very enjoyable. The original pattern has a border but I am not sure if I want one. It can stay on the design wall for a little while and I can think on it.

I did say there has been some Christmas sewing. These are a couple of designs I have used to make cushions. They are all made with wool.

They make great gifts.

I also made these delightful llamas to add to cards and parcels.

And i had to make one of these for our beach family.

There are a few more podlets to add to the gift collection.

There was a mad burst of energy at one stage and lots of cards were made.

This was a paper range from Stampin”Up.

I think that is enough for now. We have had a mad rush around here during the last couple of weeks. We found out the hubby’s foot surgery was rescheduled for last Thursday so we put in a big effort to get all our Christmas preparations out of the way. We knew we would have to isolate for a few days beforehand after having covid tests, so that was a good opportunity to get things ready around the home. The best news is that the op went really well and he is home now. Several months of recovery ahead, but the main part is over. Lots of at home time to come, but after the last two years we are used to that.

Because we are having a quiet Christmas as all family members are away in other states, I have kept my Christmas decorating to a minimum. Something different for this year.

Cheers, Karen

11 Responses to A Week To Go.

  • Merry Christmas, Karen!!! Your quilt is just breathtaking!!! Such a unique design! And I could just spend hours looking over the details. I adore those llamas! Amazing job on the Christmas cards! Good to hear your DH’s surgery went well. Happy quilting in the new year!!!

  • I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas, even if it was small!! I love your quilt top finish. It is an amazing pattern and I bet it was fun to work on. And your cards!!! Lots of people were surprised with a work of art in their post!!!

  • Linda says:

    Hi Karen! You make the most beautiful things. You have been in your creative zone, for sure! Merry Christmas and best wishes for a complete recovery for your hubby! <3

  • Oh. My. Goodness! What a lot of beautiful projects you have completed! The Over the Hill quilt is so pretty and I love the llamas! And the beach shark. And cards, too! You are amazing.
    So glad your Sweetie is recovering nicely!
    Merry Christmas!

  • White rose says:

    Hi beautiful lady just popping in to wish you Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year.
    Glad hubby’s op went well ,enjoy your beautiful family and take care my friend xx

  • Your over the hill top looks fantastic, Well done!!
    so many lovely woolly and felty crafting.
    Your cards look lovely too.
    Glad your husband’s surgery has gone well, now for a speedy recovery.

  • Linda Dutch says:

    Love your “over the hill”, it looks amazing all together! And those Christmas cards are very festive, love them! And those ??cockatiels & koalas are a great substitute, they make me smile. Merry Christmas Karen.

  • Kyle says:

    You have been working on some awesome projects. Over the Hill is absolutely wonderful and so whimsical. Your work is fabulous. I can’t believe you made all those cards and the llamas are adorable. Have a very Merry Christmas and I hope your husbands surgery goes well.

  • Awesome cards!! Love your pillows too. All your projects are festive, and that quilt is spectacular.

  • Jenny Benton says:

    Oh my goodness, you are hard to keep up with, so many projects! I love your wall hanging, were the kangaroos part of the design or did you just decide to add them? As for those llamas, so cute. Merry Christmas to you and yours, and thanks for sharing your sewing throught the year.

  • Fiona says:

    I spotted my card and Llama – thank you so much. I love all your felt work and that quilt top is just amazing. So glad Hubbies op has been done… good timing too as I suspect little surgery will be done for a while. Minimal decorating here too….not really in the mood!


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