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????

10 comments:

  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)...it plagues me too :-) But then I figure that what I come up with was worth that wait lol! Lovely nails too!

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

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  3. gorgeous cushions Susan and love your nails.xx

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

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

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

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  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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