I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 62, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 23. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. I've recently started collecting Miniature Sewing Machines, two Essex and one Singer 20. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Monday, 30 November 2009

CHRISTMAS ALL BUTTONED UP!!

I forgot to show you in my previous post today------ I found some great Christmas buttons in Spotlight .... 3 to a card for $4.99... I have already sewn a few onto the Christmas Wallhanging. If you want to see the buttons close up, I have put them on my gallery.

Some of the gold stars have fallen off! I have had them for years so I guess the "glue" may have worn off by now! As I have a large bag of them, I'll just iron some more on:-)

Happy Sewing!

8 comments :

  1. The Christmas buttons are so cute. I love the personality a few buttons can bring to a quilt.

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  2. Hi Helen...I just love your cute little buttons. I am going to find some here in my area. I can think of a dozen places for them!

    Here is something to think about: I am offering a Pay It Forward Challange to anyone interested enough to participate. I will make a small home-made gift to each of three people who agree to do this. They, in turn, will issue the chanllange and make gifts for 3 new people. And so we all pay it forward!
    You get 1 year to make your 3 gifts and you get to put the PIF logo on your site. All you have to do is comment on my site and copy the logo there! www.dmmitchell.blogspot.com

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  3. Hi Helen,

    What an adorable Xmas wall-hanging you made. I immediately fell in love with it. Is is your own design or is there a pattern to buy somewhere? I also do love the fabric, it's so different from the "normal" Xmas fabric.
    I myself made a little wall-hanging with mini-baskets (paper piecing)and I also used some funny fabric (by Moda). I'm not completely ready yet, but it will be finished in time for Xmas.
    I like the buttons, too, they are just great!
    And it's very funny to read about the weather in your country, to hot to sew! I can hardly imagine that since in Holland we have winter now and it's cold and at 4 PM it's almost dark here.

    Quilting hugs,
    Inge from the Netherlands

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  4. Hi Helen,

    I just want to say that I do love your Xmas wall-hanging. It's great, all the lovely little patterns and the fabric, wow! The buttons are very cute, too.
    And about the weather in your country, I can hardly imagine how that is, Xmas in Summer, to hot to sew.....here in Holland it's winter, cold and almost dark at 4 PM! What a difference!

    Quilting hugs,
    Inge

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  5. Oh great! Now there are 2 comments by me and with this one 3 LOL! Your web-log just told me 2x that I didn't succeed in posting a comment, sigh......

    Inge

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  6. Hi everyone! Thanks for your lovely comments......... the pattern for the Wallhanging came from Homespun Magazine. It was in 3 parts, so you had to wait for the next issue to come out before you could work on the next round of blocks. The original pattern had 16 blocks, but I chose to cut it down to 9 - many of the fabrics were from my local Patchwork shop called Peppermint Stitches (in Toowong,Brisbane).
    Happy Sewing!

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  7. Great minds - I bought the round buttons at Spotlight & went back for more yesterday. All I have to do is finish quilting so I can sew on the buttons!

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  8. Hi Helen,
    The Holly Jolly wallhanging from Homespun looks fabulous - great fabric choices. Would you like to share it with our readers in the Mailbag pages?
    Please contact me if you're interested.
    Regards,
    Elizabeth Newton
    Deputy Editor, Homespun

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