Monday 31 December 2012

Getting ready for the New Year with a couple of last minute finishes

What a lovely surprise…..looks like our wet season has arrived with the weather coming in off the cyclone off New Caledonia…..we haven’t had rain for months……this will freshen things up a bit, as well as clean up the old year and start the new year afresh…..literally!!!

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Can you tell we don’t get rain very often here in the dry tropics????  hee hee


Well, what perfect weather for some last minute finishes for the year…..pity they’re not UFO’s I could claim for our Sew It’s Finished blog, which, by the way, is open for new members for 2013 if you have a stack of UFO’s and your goal is to get them done!!!! (hint, hint!)

But here are two finishes I managed to sneak in for the OPAM count for December, and for 2012…and for our Birthday-Love Stash 2013….ooh how I love multi-purposing!!!!!

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This one was from the tutorial and pattern Fee had on her blog a little while back.  You can even buy the coin purse frames at Fee’s Shabby Shack …such a bargain and so quick and easy! (another goodie for the Birthday stash!)

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I made this for my SIL’s birthday which I missed………in August!!!!   Now you can see why I need to organise myself a little better with the Birthday-Love Stash!!!  You can join with me too….just click on the link to find out more!  

    ….and yes….she loved it!

My other finish is a hot pad…….

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my very first go at hexies…I love ‘em!

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And I just adore that fabric…….”Odds & Ends” by Julie Comstock for Moda….I’ve just ordered some more from HERE

I love the quotes…..practice twirling…, Find beauty in the everyday, Dare to dream big, fall in love with life, overcome, own your talent…….the list goes on!!!!

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Things I need to definitely keep in mind for 2013, which is just around the corner. 


Hubby and I are going out on the town this year, off for a full seafood banquet for tea and then to see in the new year.  Can’t wait!  

So I’ll wish you a very happy New Year…..may it bring you all that you wish for - and some; may it exceed all our expectations with hope, love, faith, health and happiness for our world, our friends and our families.

May your bobbin always be full, may your stitching never unravel and… “may the warmth and love you give, return to you all year, to brighten your days in so many ways, and fill your life with cheer!”  – Helen Steiner-Rice


Sugary ‘ding-a-ling, ringing-in-the-new-year’ hugs xox



Jeanette said...

Love the purse & the hexie. Happy New Year. Hugs,xx.

Cheryll said...

HappY NeW YeaR to you and your family too. I look forward to your company in 2013. :)

Susan said...

Cute purse, and your hexies are great, but they can be addictive. Have fun tonight, and happy new year.

Larissa said...

Hahaha!!! Thought you weren't going to count the belated gifty for your SIL in the Birthday-Love Stash?!! *giggle* I would've too *wink*!!! It is gorgeous - loving that fabric, and those oh-so-perfect pearl-topped frames!!! Might have to get my hands on some frames, after seeing Fee's & yours made up, lol!! ... The Hot Pad is gorgeous too! What wonderful fabrics - I agree, the quotes are adorable!!! Hmmm... you're inspiring my bank account to dwindle again Wendy!!! ;)
Enjoy your night out tonight ... Don't know if I'll even be up as I think I've just about done too many late (2-3am) evenings ... my eyes have been tired all day long for the last few days!! ... Knowing me though, I'll probably be up though *grin* ... Last years ring-in was a bit of an interesting one - plan to pray in the new year again though :) Huge Hugs!!

Marilyn said...

Lovely last minute gifties there Wendy. Have a wonderful evening seeing in the New Year.
All best wishes for 2013.
Hugs xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Well done on the finishes Wendy love the purse...I love making these...Happy New Year..have fun....

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

Love the hexie hot pad! What size hexagons did you use?

Diane-crewe said...

So glad you have some rain to freshen your New Year xx Hope you get all you wish for xx

Maria said...

Nice little finishes Wendy.. I love the purse, must try and make one...
It will be 2013 at your place now.We still have 3/4 s of an hour to go...

Fiona said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR.. a great way to end with some lovely finishes...

Sisbabestitches said...

I hope you got some lovely rain, and this morning was fresh and new. Lovely purse, and mat, I do love that fabric :)I love your Birthday Love Stash idea, I will be watching and cheering on from the sidelines :)

Erica said...

Happy new year to you all. We also have lovely cooling rain today after day and days of sweltering heat and humidity!

Katherine said...

Great purse and I love the hexie hot pad. I agree it is a lovely range of fabric. I'll be starting my first BLS project today. Well fingers crossed I will.