Monday, January 9, 2012

MarVelouS MonDaY

So much to tell you in this post...
Last Xmas I put up my village and thought the cloth underneath it needed a little sprucing up. I just didn't have the time to do it then but over this weekend I cut the shape of the tabletop from the white (snow) fabric and then added some applique... to make it look like a mantle ... well sort off... but I'm really happy with it's look now. Of course I'll have to wait until next Xmas to see it under the village again.
From this...
To this...
Might even add a bow to the corners...ummm ??
A parcel arrived from "The Patchwork Angel" with these goodies inside... yippee!
A beautiful "Quilters" diary...
And a quilt pattern my DD1 likes... Noah and Friends... by Kookaburra Cottage (2008).





Due to my unexpected  L-O-N-G  time away last year (4 months), I didn't get to make my BOM of  "The Night Before Christmas" each month as it arrived. So I'm thinking... I'll just pretend it's arriving each month this year and stitch it up for Xmas 2012.  Better late than never...
So I finished the embroidery on the first block I did manage to piece together last May.
Now onto block 2...
Have a look at this talent.
ALL these pieces of art are made using chicken wire... yep... chicken wire... it's incredible!





This man sells his art between $9000 - $18000...

Thanks to Shez for sending me these pic's too!

And certainly not least in the importance of this post... I have a sincere apology to make to O'Faigh. You see in December I received a package from this lovely friend and took pic's to post about her gifts and then thought that if I showed what she had sent me... other swap players may think that they should send a thank you too. THAT is something I didn't want to happen. I host swaps because I want to NOT to get thanks for... anyways, I realised that O'Faigh may think I thought her gifts unimportant or me to be unappreciative... definitely NOT the case... so here it what my friend sent me.


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19 comments:

Jan-Maree said...

You have done a great job with the table cloth for your mini village - perfect. Love that chicken wire art too - can't imagine how many cuts and scrapes he has had a long the way - bet his tetanus is up to date! happy stitching!

rubyslipperz said...

Very cute under"cover" for yout leeeetle village.

The chicken wire sculptures are ama-ZING!!! I'm guessin' one would need some serious tools AND gloves to work these creations into shape =)

hugZ,
annie
anniesrubyslipperz.com

Toni said...

I really like your village, makes me want to collect as well.

Tarnyia said...

Your table cloth is going to look fantastic next xmas with your village upon it... WOW those chicken wire sculpture are fantastic xxx

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Your table cloth looks fantastic and I am looking forward to seeing your BOM grow every month

shez said...

Whow Chez i love your village and gee i also love what you have done with your table cloth it looks stunning,that will be one awesome display for next year my friend.
What lovely patterns you have received and how cute is your xmas block,it will be fun seeing it grow.How sweet is O'Faigh,i am hoping to catch up with her on Thursday.Great post Chez.xx

Fiona said...

Your village table display cloth is so lovely... what a great idea... some great purchases... I love the Noah's quilt...was one of my first ones and your night before christmas is going to be such fun... amazing wire art....
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

You did a great job on the cloth. Lovely pressies there and because you are so lovely and don't expect thanks is precisely why you got sent them. Enjoy!!
Hugs Michelle xx

donna said...

I just love what you did to your table cloth. You did a wonderful job. What awesome art. Really GREAT talent. You received some great gifts.
Hugs
donna

Christine M said...

Your table cloth looks wonderful Cheryll. What a great idea to dress it up.

Wendy said...

First your table cloth is beautiful and will give your village a great look next year....second, that artist is truly awesome! To be able to take chicken wire and make sculptures from it.....have a great day.

Allie said...

LOVE that tablecloth, you are brilliant! Really darling design and it will add SO much to your display. Wow. Love the night before Christmas block, that is really cute. The sculptures are amazing, but chicken wire? I'm thinking you'd need some really tough gloves to work with that! Sweet gifts from O'Faigh....she's such a dear...I'm sure she knew you appreciated her gifts, hon!

Sue B said...

Such a great table cloth for the little village - so cute. I agree, bows on the corners would set it off nicely. Love the cute stitchery too, and the wire sculputes are indeed interesting. I have made 2 versions of the Noah and friends, one as a BOM in the traditional pastels and another in brights with black blanket stitch so they looked cartoon like. Cant wait to see yours.

Maria said...

I really like what you did with your cloth for your village.
What fun to do your Christmas BOM now. Will be nice to see your work each month.
I have the diary and love it.
The Noah's quilt pattern is so sweet.

O'faigh said...

Hello Cheryll, love what you have done with the cloth for the little village....Hugs, O'faigh

Quilter in The Gap aka Rhonda said...

Your link up work....It lead me here!

Barb said...

Your table cloth turned out sooooooo fabulous!!

Narelle said...

I love the new look tablecloth and good idea to work on your BOM as if it was a newbie this year.
Noah and Friends is such a cute quilt ... enjoy :)

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I love what you did with the table cloth, so pretty. The chicken wire art is so cool! It is like nothing I have seen before? I am amazed with the detail. And of course your lovely pictures of your gifts received are very sweet.
Blessings,
Susie

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