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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Secret Santa Stitching

Yesterday I spent the day in my sewing room (Chaos Cave) to finish off the last of my Secret Santa Sewing.
I am very pleased to be all done now except for a couple of tiny details....
Hoping they give the recipient Joy. I have enjoyed getting it all together and it is nice to be 'almost' ready :)

Now my rule of "finish something - get to start something new" is now in play. Sooo... I am planning a long term project which I am very excited about and have been mulling over, stitching in my head, losing sleep to and basically itching to get started on for quite a while.
I have most of the fabrics for the basis of it all which I have been collecting and many of the drawings...still a bit more to do....a bit of tweaking.
I am auditioning the background fabrics too.
This project is quite a large undertaking for me anyway and in typical Michelle fashion I have bitten off a large chunk and am  going to be chewing like crazy as I proceed....I will show you bits and pieces along the way. Wish me luck folks! Can't wait!!!

A favourite for me in the warmer months is when my Frangipani comes in too bloom and delights me with her perfume and gorgeous flowers. I love them so much they were featured on my Wedding cake and bouquet.
Must dash....off to play with those fabrics.
Blessings Michelle xxx

21 comments:

  1. I love your pincushion . That stitcherie looks so sweet and those fabrics speak Christmas ? Can't wait to see what is going on in that creative brain ;-). Hugs Sheila

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  2. It all looks lovely, the secret sewing and the project planning. Even your pincushion is cute. I love frangipanis too, but they don't like the climate here.

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  3. Cant wait to see your new project, can imagine how beaut it will be! Love the fabric, the colours are so nice. Cheers Joy

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  4. Nice peek Michelle. I love the fabrics you have used. Can't wait to see what you're up to now!

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  5. Can't wait to see what you are up to ,lol,those designs have got to get out of your head and get turned into something,go for it Michelle.xx

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  6. Enjoy the chewing! As you chew the chunk you have bitten off will get smaller and smaller. Can't wait to see what is going to eventuate from this chewing.

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  7. Hello Michelle,

    Happy planning and sewing. The native frangipani is in bloom here, it has a wonderful perfume as well.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  8. Lots of interesting things happening in your sewing room. :) Love frangipanis. Hugs,xx

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  9. Sneaky sneaky!! How organised you are - well done :-) Have fun and wishing you lots of luck with your new project!!

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  10. Oh yes! more to look forward to now! You are good for my soul Michelle... :)

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  11. It's fun with all the secret santa stuff happening.... i am still madly stitching... how great are those fabrics and little drawings that you are playing with..... yummo and looking forward to seeing more more more....
    Hugz

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  12. Looks amazing Michelle, love the reindeer....Can't wait to see what the new project is! I would love to have a frangipani here but it gets too cold!
    xx

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  13. Can't wait to see the swap item. I love the background fabrics and those frangipani.

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  14. Your frangipani is beautiful Michelle; I have never grown one of those, but really like them. Love your choice of fabrics, and can't wait to know what the very big project will be.

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  15. Great to have that secret santa sewing done Michelle - wish I was that organised. That long term project is looking good and yummy fabrics to play with

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  16. Well, the fabrics are looking lovely, so that has to be a good start!! Impressive work to have your Secret Santa sewing done.
    Should I also adopt the one finish, one start policy?
    Good luck!

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  17. I do like the fabrics you have chosen for your next project. Lovely flower.

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  18. Your frangipani is a very fine specimen. I have one in a pot here waiting for me to find the perfect spot in my garden to give it a permanent home.

    Hmnnnn-Im wildly curious about your next project . I frequently bite off more than I can chew.

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  19. I wish you luck for your new project but I don't really think you will need it...... I love frangipani's, my Mum had a lovely plant years ago and they looked so good.

    Helen

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  20. How lucky is your secret Santa buddy and everything you make is gorgeous so this new project will be too. Happy sewing...

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  21. so love the colours of your fabrics for the new project.
    the frangipani looks so pretty.

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