Sunday, December 13, 2015

All the best laid plans....

When I knew I was getting my lovely new sewing/embroidery machine, I had great intentions.  I would make little felt pictures and turn them into cards and send one to each of my friends in time for Christmas.  Well that was the intention!

Unfortunately, because I was working so hard on my latest commission, I only got as far as making two pictures and because the first one I did took me about two hours (I still hadn't received my machine manual in English at that point) I decided that maybe next year, if I start about Easter, I can get them done in time.  On top of that, I couldn't get my hands on any of those cards with a little window in them for adding your own picture!!!

So instead, I will show you what I did manage to get done and wish everyone a wonderful Christmas filled with love and warmth and hope Santa brings you something nice from your Christmas list!!!

These are my two finished 'projects'.  I think I was a little over ambitious with my first attempt as I had to change the colours back and forth 20 times!!!  Both pictures are done on wool felt and are approx 10 x 10 centimetres in size!  (there is a mistake in the first picture where my sewing needle got bent but carried on going.....but I'll not point it out to you!!)


I showed this one to my friend who said "I love the birds!"  I thought "Birds? What birds?" and then I saw them!!!  


Thank you for visiting!  

28 comments:

  1. The white tree/birds on the green is so effective!

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  2. Wow wow wow your embroidery is amazing.
    I think you can get window cards here - if you like I'll have a look for you?

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    1. Thanks very much Rosie, and thanks too on the window cards!
      xxx

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  3. Love both of the Sharon. I know all about not getting things done in time for Christmas! I have same trouble every year re my cards that I want to do a Sasha photo on, always have idea in November but then time seems to vanish and it's too late! :)xxx

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    1. Thanks very much Dee! I want to make more of these but haven't had a chance yet. I've bought all the patterns I need, have all the fabrics and threads......just not the time!
      xxx

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  4. both lovely sharon ...your very good being able to tackle something new , my brain cant seem to deal with learning anything new and seems to shut down at the thought of it .....have a really lovely christmas and ill try and keep in touch more in the new year xxxxx

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    1. Thanks very much Sarah! I look forward to being in touch with you more!
      xxx

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  5. You put me to shame S! Whatever you turn your hand too always turns out well!! Merry Christmas to you and yours...Cooper sends his love to Kara :)

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    1. Thanks very much Ronny! And the same to you and yours too!
      I will pass on Cooper's message to Kara...but isn't he now smitten with another little Chihuahua? ;)
      xxx

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  6. Those are fabulous! And even if they're not ready to be this year's Christmas cards, I think that just means you're getting a head start on next years, right? ;)

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    1. LOL that's a great idea jSarie! Except that knowing me, I'll put these away and not remember where I put them next year!
      Thanks very much!
      xxx

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  7. You are so talented Sharon! I love the birds too, fabulous! :) xxx

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    1. Thanks very much Ginger :)
      Glad you like them!
      xxx

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  8. What a lovely winterly Christmastree, with a star and snowflakes -and birds of course!
    I always have trouble finding the perfect matching colours
    and totally understand, you're changing them to find the best combination.

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    1. Thanks very much Anne! Glad you like them.
      xxx

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  9. Wow, I can't believe you did that with a sewing machine...incredible! I love them both, but the 2nd one is just gorgeous!

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  10. I was looking forward to see what you would make with your new machine, and wow, these are awesome! I love both designs! Hugs xxx

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  11. Merry Christmas Sharon!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I have added you to my reading list.
    Hugs,
    X

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    1. Thank you Xanadu, your blog is lovely!
      xxx

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