Thursday, October 23, 2014

Some Christmas sewing and some mail and a postcard exchange :-)

Oh I know you are probably cringing when you hear the word Christmas but the reality is it is not that far off so a person needs to start  preparing .  I have been a  busy little beaver these days with the peddle to the metal and I will share just a few things here as some need to be kept secret if you know what I mean .
 First off I will share some Christmas postcards I have made which reminds me I think a postcard exchange with a Christmas theme would be fun ,what do you think . I would like all the names no later than November 1st with names assigned a few days later depending on how fast I can get it done and then mail out no later than the end of November but preferrably sooner so they will arrive well before the holiday season and we can then enjoy them for a longer time .  The same as before if you are interested please email all your info to me regardless if you have take part before , this saves me oddles of time and also a little easier on my hand . So what info you ask, well ,your full name , email address , blog address if you have one , and of course your mailing address ,thanks for your help.
 Now back to my postcards .,
                                                           A little snow scene
                                                     another one ,even simpler

                                                 Holly leaves that I did some stitching on .
 A christmas tree with some presents , Eglea , you might recognize the background , it is the vintage fabric you sent me :-) Thanks I love it .
                                And just because I could I did another blueberry field scene :-)
 Now for other stitching , some simple little wallets , a pattern by Valorie Wells
                                        How about a Christmas pillow
I even practiced some FMQ on this and was quite pleased with my results .

                                                   Finally a little candle mat

 I also wanted to mention that I had won a giveaway on Carries blog a little while back and I should have shared this sweet pattern earlier but it just slipped my mind . It is just adorable and I hope to make a dress or two for my granddaughters .
The great thing about this pattern is the range of sizes from 4-8 yrs. Thanks so much Carrie , I look forward to making this pattern .
 Thats it for me today , I am off to start stitching again , times a wasting . Take care and thanks for stopping by .

 As a side note I have just created a flicker page where we can add photos of our postcards , those we have made as well as those we have received , I have added just one photo so far to make sure it works but will add more later . Here is the link and it is open for all to view .
here is the link , hope this works .
 Hugs Sheila


  1. Sign me up for the postcard swap! I'll send an email with my info. You've been very busy. I want one of your blueberry postcards for my scrapbook. Pretty please?!?!

  2. YOur projects are wonderful, quite the busy lady. I'm up for the postcard for Christmas swap. I'll email my info.

  3. Lovely post cards and wallets. I think I am finished with the 'making' gifts, just need to shop the little items that go with some of them.

  4. Me? Cringe over Christmas? Never! lol Lovely festive postcards Sheila and the wallets are beautiful xx

  5. Beautiful work, I love every thing you make

  6. Lovely cards Sheila, lovely everything and haven't you been busy!!

  7. I love all those Christmassy things...ahve sent details for the swap...

  8. Beautiful works dear Sheila!!
    Please sign me up for the postcard swap!!
    I'll send an email with my info...
    Hugs Deborah

  9. You're right, it is time to think of Christmas and you've done some wonderful Christmas postcards! Wow, you've been busy having a lot of fun creating. Sign me up for the postcard exchange and I'll email you my info. Thanks for hosting another one!!

  10. I like the eye candy in this post. Your postcards are lovely and I love the pillow and candle mat. Good for you for getting a start on the gift business.

  11. Fun postcards! Really helps to set the stage!!

  12. great projects once again Sheila!
    and of course sign me up too for the post card swap.

  13. Você tem trabalhado bastante! Eu também embora embora parte do trabalho não seja visível como por exemplo: editar fotografias das toalhas de cozinha.
    Lindos cartões! Gosto de todos! O tecido rustico ficou muito bom. ele é "gostoso" para trabalhar, não é?
    Vou participar da sua troca de cartões sim! Isto está virando vicio!!! :))
    Um ótimo fim de semana!

    You have worked hard! I also though although part of the work is not visible eg: edit pictures of kitchen towels.
    Beautiful cards! I like all! The rustic fabric was very good. It is "yummy" to work, is not it?
    I will join your exchange sim cards! This is turning addiction !!! :))
    A great weekend!

  14. Sign me up for the postcard swap, please!
    An email with my info is on the way to you in a minute.
    Have a beautiful Sunday, Sheila!


  15. You sure have had the 'peddle to the metal'! Love your postcards and your other projects are gorgeous too - the bags look like a clever gift and the pillow very much in the Christmas theme! Once again I will bow out of the swap - sadly too many things on my plate.

  16. You have been busy, the postcards are gorgeous and I love everything you've made. Lovely candle mat.

  17. Lovely Christmas post cards Shelia . Have sent you an email with my details..

    Cute little wallets. The cushion looks great and nice candle mat too.

    Look forward to seeing the dresses make up for your GDs.

  18. I just love all those postcards especially the first one.
    Wish I could participate but I am having shoulder surgery on Nov. 5. Trying to get all loose ends taken care before surgery.