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Some paper pieced blocks

Did some paper piecing the last days, just leaving my thoughts having a rest and my machine sewing a lot.....

I could test the two following patterns from Janeen, a very talented paper piecing designer!

Have a look at her patterns, they are great!

The blocks I tested are part of her Christmas Wall Hanging!

Starting Monday 8 December until 20 December
she will post a FREE pattern each day.

So, why you not also beeing part of the fun?

And I am linking up for the Paper Piecing Party with Janeen !

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Light-Winner, let is shine.....

And this lucky bird won a felted light....

Comment #56 which was:

"Your bags are just beautiful! You made some wonderful gifts. You received some beautiful gifts as well. Have a wonderful Christmas!"

Congrats AMY, you will receive it by mid of December :-)

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T'was THE night - Blog Hop!!

Welcome to a very special blog hop hosted by Mdm Samm and cheered by Marlene.... This blog is so special, because we were supposed not only to show projects, which can be done in a few hours for X-mas, BUT (and this makes it soooo special) to send a handmade gift to the blogger next on the list.....

This means I received something from Geta's Quilting Studio and sent a parcel to Hill Valley Quilter..... Imagine our anticipation for this blog, sending and receiving little gifts before X-mas, to be trained for THE time... LOL!

So, let's first start with the gift I received from Geta. I am reading the blog of Geta quite a while, I bought some of her bag patterns, they are really easy to follow and I just love these. I was really thrilled when I received her package, wondering what she would have been making for me...

And I received 2 wonderful pouches, with the fantastic material faux suede, so soft and nice. I really can use these pouches, they are already filled with hundreds of paper pieces templates.... one can never ever have enough bags, LOL.


She also included a whole package of these pens which wash-away... She wrote a post regarding these, if you have time, have a look! I did not test them yet, but I am very happy to have them now at home!

And then she made a wonderful AMC for me, with her special trapunto method, I love love love it!

Thank YOU Geta, for this special package filled with wonderful things!

And here now the little things which I did the last few weeks. Most of them really only need 3-4 hours attention and work, and they are always a wonderful gift for special persons :-)

Little frame purses, bigger and very small....

Table runners, bigger and smaller.

All these 3 projects were made with the same template:

60 degree diamond

Kitchen towel with a sweet paper pieced block...

Some Clamshell Purses, in all sizes and variation

And this afternoon, I found the perfect tree to show these gifts, I am a very lucky person !

Besides sewing, I also enjoy felting very much.

I decided to make a special present for very special persons this year:




Measuring the glas which will receive a felt-dress.....

Layering the sooooo fine wool on the pattern....

I used Wensleydale-wool (white) with some coloured one

and that is how the glas looks like at the end with its new wonderful dress ....

And the light will shine, still bright  but much warmer,

the perfect light for T'was the night......

And I would like to end my posting with a special give-away, something special for T'was the night....

I will give away a LIGHT, yes, a felted one.....

It will be smaller than the ones in the above picture, but the LIGHT will have its own felted dress and will show YOU its special shining for the special days of the year.....

I will not be sending the light by the end of the week, it will leave Switzerland in about 2 weeks, so be surprised if you are the lucky bird to win ...


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Beware!!! Black Cat Crossing......

Time again for the creepy wicked blog hop of the year....

A huge MERCI to Mdm Samm and  Wicked Wendy for cheering us and keeping us busy for this bewitched hop!

A huge thank you as well to our sponsors Maywood Studio for supporting this hop!

Today, the following  creators are presenting their creepy projects, have a really good look at all of them !


Thursday, October 30

Switzerland is not the typical Halloween-country, but my 3 smalls boys are getting very fond of it, as most kiddies do I presume.

So I decided to sew something for the kitchen table, a big table runner if I can describe it like this, LOL....

And this lady was the inspiration for the quilt.... may I present.....



yes yes, that is her real name....


she is really a black cat, a bewitched one


difficult character, but she is so lovely ... to ME....


She never accepted nor my hubbie nor my kiddies


just listening to her mommy witch

(which is me....)

So I decided to stitch her on my huge table runner, she is the perfect black cat...

As you can see, I did a mixture of stitching by hand and machine quilting in the single blocks.

Thank you for reading this long post, and a kind of ... creepy ... farewell from Diva.... smile

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and the RUSH winner is....

The lucky bird having won the 3 FQs of the RUSH hours fabrics is.....


LJ, with comment #53!


Congrats Linda, the fabrics have left this morning. Happy landing!

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