Saturday, December 17, 2011

Some Holiday Stitching and a Winner!

Hey all! How's it going? I just finished day seven of a seven day work week and let me tell you - I am wiped! But there is sewing to do and a friend in from England so no rest for awhile yet especially with Hanukkah and Christmas fast approaching.

I sent off a little gift to one of my bestie's, Jennifer, last week and it arrived in Maryland yesterday - huzzah! Arriving within a week was a miracle in and of itself considering the fact that I sent her some fabric way back in October that only arrived two weeks ago - Toronto to Maryland should not take two months!

I made this little mug rug for Jennifer using the Je T'aime Cocoa cross stitch pattern from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery (which is the same company that I designed the Itching to be Stitching pattern for) and random scraps of fabric from my "string bag". Some of the fabrics include Heather Ross' Far Far Away II, Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley, and Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane. The one of the very far right side is from Joel Dewberry's Chestnut Hill collection (that print, in that colourway, is actually one of my favourites ever and I so wish I had more).

Here's a little close-up of the cute mug and marshmallows! He got slightly warped when I ironed him but I still think he's too cute!

I used some Heather Bailey Fresh Cut for the back and a greeny-khaki solid that I don't have a name for since I think I got it in the remnant bin.

Photo courtesy of Jennifer's Twitter

I also sent Jennifer a copy of Christmas with Anne and Other Holiday Stories which is a collection of Lucy Maud Montgomery stories that were published in magazines and such around the turn of the century. I have had my copy for about 14 years and read it every holiday season - I know Jennifer is going to enjoy it!

So I guess you want to know who won the SMS giveaway too? Well, after an overwhelming response of over 700 comments, the winner is...

Heather D. of the blog Crafting... Congratulations Heather! I will send you an email soon and I really hope that you enjoy the Heather Ross fabrics!

So what are you sewing up this holiday season, whether as gifts or for yourself? I want to know!


  1. Whaaaaaah???? I was totally not expecting to win any of the giveaways! Thank you SO SO much. :)

  2. I'm finished sewing for the season, but I knocked out three quilts and a dress for my granddaughter this season, in and amidst the ministry quilts we made in December. I wish I could do more, but the time will not allow! Have a very merry Christmas!!

  3. That mug rug is sooo cute! I'm inspired now...I need to make some coasters. :) This holiday season I am mostly knitting! I'm making everything from dishcloths, a hat and a cowl to toy turtles and fairies foor nieces and my nephew. There is still lots to get done!

  4. Such a cute mug rug!
    Congratulations to Heather!

  5. Love the mug rug! TOO cute!

    I'm off to finish my sister's birthday quilt -- she turned 40 in OCTOBER!

  6. Your (her) little guy is soooo cute! What a lucky friend!