Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year

Happy New Year.
2013 is here!
Welcome to my part of the world.
I thought that I would show you some of the gifts from friends and family for Christmas 2012.
Also a finished quilt top.

From Katrina
 Lynette Andersons book `Country Cottage Quilting`,
The Pink Needle `Patchwork is Happiness` pattern,
Another of her lovely Stitching holding bags,
A cute Rose Cat Stitchery from `Red Home` Natalie Birds book.
My ornament from her was the lovely BBD pin cushion.

From Kath 
 A Lizzie Kate pattern.She knows I love these.
Plus a beautiful angel.

A few gifts from my children

The sugar bowl to match mt teapot that was a gift in 2011.

I stitched this for my friend Gail (no blog).
A Just Cross Stitch Christmas ornament of `The Victoria Sampler` Merry Christmas 2012.

Kerry (no blog) recieved `Christmas Sampler Pear` from me.
 I used a piece of twig that had  blown down from our walnut tree.
This is a freebie pattern from

`Heart and Bloom` mini quilt.
My Christmas gift for our Grand-daughters dolls cot.
 This was from Natalie Birds book `Red Home` page 36.

Finally complete `Girls Christmas Party Quilt` a Bronwyn Hayes pattern from Homespun # 32  Vol 6 # 6. 
She had Santa blocks in the corners which I changed to Angels.
 They where out of one of her books but I made them smaller to fit. 
 Now to find the backilng fabric ready to quilt.
I have placed stitcheries so I can use this for a table cloth or hang it. 
Well that is it for me today.
Happy Stitching,


  1. lots of lovely gifts Clare and love the quilt you got finished,well done.xx

  2. Hi Clare, nice talking to you yesterday. So many lovely gifts given and received! Love your finished quilt too, hugs Wendy

  3. Lovely gifts & your quilts are gorgeous. Happy new year :)

  4. What great gifts you're received! I especially love the little cross stitch ornament! Happy New Year!

  5. Wishing you a very Happy New Year! All the gifts are lovely and the quilts are so beautiful!