Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Secret Sewing

In between work and all that other stuff one has to do I have had two "Secret Sewing Projects'.  On Wednesday I met up with my Best Sewing Mate and gave her one of the "Secret Projects"

Earlier in the year we decided we would make each other a cushion for Christmas.  It took me forever to make up my mind about colour, style etc etc.  Finally I had to bite the bullet and actually make something.

Here is my cushion.

I used the decorative stitches on my machine to do the applique.  This year I have been doing a workshop every month using this technique so I thought it was very appropriate for the 2012 cushion.

And here is the one I received - absolutely gorgeous - as her work always is.

and because I have been a good girl all year (???) she also gave me this:

 I am going to make sure I am really really good this year - she might give me a bonus next year too??

Secret Sewing Project #2 is still under wraps but here is a sneak peek.

Oh -  and Best Sewing Mate said I should post a picture of my Christmas nails, so here you are:
Sorry its a bit blurry - must be the rum balls!

Still got lots of things to do before Christmas - we do still have 2 weeks don't we????


  1. Two very beautiful cushions! I so can relate to what you said about taking a while to start a project (with choosing colour and style etc) plagues me too :-) But then I figure that what I come up with was worth that wait lol! Lovely nails too!

  2. LOL...not quite.....gorgeous cushions....I have polka dots on my nails and a little bow on the yours...

  3. gorgeous cushions Susan and love your nails.xx

  4. Merry Christmas Susan. Lovely cushions made by you and your friend. Hugs.....

  5. Beautiful work by both of you...such a sweet little heart too. Very gorgeous festive nails...I can only dream.

  6. Love the cushions that you both different and so lovely.... pretty nails...
    your two weeks until chrismtas is going awfully fast!!!

  7. Ooh, gorgeous nails. Both cushions are beautiful - I am the same, take ages to choose my design, colours but we get there when the deadline looms closer dont we.
    Yes, definitely 2 weeks to go, December couldnt have gone that fast surely.

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  9. Just love your cushions and those nails are so cute, but I dont like cutex on my fingernails as I tend to get then all ugly when using needles and that I do contantly.
    hehehehe hope you had a great Christmas. Hugs


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