Saturday, 18 June 2016

Ho, Ho, Ho'ing all the way home!

Welcome to another month on the yearly quest to have you organised for that big holiday in December, yes it is time for another Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew Link Party!

This month my HHHaoWS crafting has necessarily been a bit curtailed as we are in the middle of moving house! Actually by the time you read this we will have moved out and my sewing supplies will be heading North whilst I am heading South. I have no idea when we will meet up again :)

In the midst of the decluttering that moving house after 25 years entails ( I am sure you can imagine it!) I came across this.

I have no idea what it was originally intended for or why with only the embroidery of 4 leaves left that I didn't finish it! However, I knew that it was perfect for something else that I had come across in my rummaging through long-forgotten boxes.

So, after a quick search through my embroidery threads to find a match for the green thread and no more than 15 minutes later, I had a handbag mirror with embroidered back.

Another stocking filler added to the stash, if only all of my Christmas makes were so straightforward! I have been working on and off for a couple of months on a reverse applique cushion but not making much progress. Still it has come South with me so maybe I might have it finished for next month, then again the distractions of a summer in France might just prove to be too attractive :)

So, that's my contribution to the gift stockpile. If you are looking for inspiration for a Christmas/Holiday project head on over to this month's guest host Jen, at Quilter in the Closet, for a fabulous Christmas Wreath mini quilt tutorial. Jen's header says that she is trying to figure out quilting, but if you see the photos of her quilts above that line you will know that it looks pretty much that she has it sussed! Jen hosts a weekly Block Link Party and is looking for guest hosts over the summer, so if you want to dip a toe in the waters of Link Party hosting head on over to Quilter in the Closet and sign up.

As always, it wouldn't be a Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew Link Party without a giveaway and this month one lucky linker will receive these fabulous FQ's of screenprinted fabric courtesy of the lovely Lu at Summersville.

Lu prints the most gorgeous fabrics inspired by the countryside around her in her beautiful corner of England, and this month's giveaway would be a great addition to any quilter's stash.

The winner of last month's Clock Making Kit was Sandra who linked up her brilliant robot themed cargo bag, congratulations Sandra!

To be in with a chance of winning this month's giveaway head on over to Jen at Quilter in the Closet and link up your Christmas or Holiday makes from June. As ever the link party closes at 23.59 GMT on June 30th, so you have lots of time to get those projects linked up. No blasts from the past though, we are all about stockpiling throughout the year here so restrict yourself to links to projects you have worked on this month:)

Thanks again to our lovely giveaway sponsors who have been so generous in their support of the link party.


  1. It's a lovely little mirror Fiona, and so handy to have one in your bag. Your embroidery is very pretty. I hope the move went well and I wish you every happiness in your new home. Are you still in the area? We never did get organised for that coffee. Have a lovely summer in France.

  2. sweet embroidery foor the mirror seeing the mirror has reminded me I have one somewhere maybe I need to move to find it. Trust the move goes well, sounds like you have done the right thing and gone away whilst it is happening

  3. What a great way to display your pretty embroidery, Fiona. I hope all is going smoothly with the move. Enjoy Summer in France!!!

  4. That will make a beautiful gift. I hope your ouse move is going well :)

  5. I can't believe that wreath that Jen made - it's so awesome I want to run to her house and steal it, lol. Shhhhhhhh don't tell!

    What a sweet little mirror - is the velvet piece it's sitting on, a bag to hold it? Nice!

    I'm sure you'll be glad to be eventually reunited with your sewing supplies, but a summer in France sounds like a pretty awesome temporary replacement, lol!


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