Sunday, April 28, 2013

M.I.B.

No... not Men in Black... Missing In Blogland... lol
I had my bro and SIL here for a week and we talked ourselves silly for 7 days although we did get out a few times. My big bro brought me a gift useful for the sewing room... but that was as close as I got to blog hopping or writing a post.
Also during the week my desk top decided to take a holiday (break down) and so any emails that came through to my program is still IN my program unable to be read. I can go online to my web server and read NEW emails but not any already received. Soooo if you haven't heard from me after sending an email...please just email me again and I'll definitely answer this time... lol.
I apologise for all of the above...
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In the CraftinG DepartMenT...
I made my item for One Xmas Item with Narelle and the elves... albeit I'm showing it a little later than the 25th. It's a candle mat or table centre piece.
The idea came from the Big Book of Appliqued Candle Mats published by House of White Birches.
I quilted around each set of leaves and candy canes and then added holly leaves in the centre with a 1/4 inch shadow around the outer edge of the scallop.

The mat measures 20in x 16in.
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23 comments:

Fiona said...

love your new Christmas topper.... it is so frustrating when the emails or whatever get lost...
Hugz

Noela said...

The candle mat is gorgeous, I love it. Hugs....

Melody said...

I love candlemats and yours is fabulous

wish2stitch said...

Your table mat looks lovely. The pattern in the white fabric, lime spot and red stripe all work so well together.

donna said...

Your table topper is beautiful. I love the scallops and the candy canes. The berries on the holly look like hearts to me. I just love it. So glad you got to spend some time with family.
Hugs
donna

Jeanette said...

Beautiful table mat. Love it. Hugs,xx.

Narelle said...

Your table centre is lovely.
Sounds like you had a special week with family :)

Sisbabestitches said...

A fun week with family sounds like a fabulous reason to be MIB :) Gorgeous Christmas quilt, the colours as usual are marvelous, and the details so cute :)

debbie said...

*cheeky me* I was thinking you were a bit quiet this week! LOL. Enjoy your family. xx debbie

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I love your new christmas mat and I can think of no better reason to be MIB :o) hugs

Larissa said...

This Christmas mat is so adorable!!! I love the simple motifs, and their repeated pattern around the middle of the mat - Lovely!! Glad to hear you enjoyed spending time with your family!! x

Maria said...

Love your Christmas topper!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic Christmas topper Chez....

Christine M said...

Your candle mat is lovely Chez.

Shirley Cryan said...

The candle mat is great.

shez said...

just gorgeous Chez and i love the colours you choose,well done.xx

Oddbjørg said...

I really like your table mat.

Val Spiers said...

What a lovely mat. The green around it really is jolly. A big book of Candlemats sounds like it will keep you busy.

Cheryl said...

Absolutely love your candlemat Cheryll - sounds like a great book

Claire said...

Love the candle mat - makes me wish Christmas was here...

Kaisievic said...

Sometimes computers can be soooo annoying! Glad to hear that you had fun with your DB and DSIL.

Elyte said...

Lovely finish and very festive.

marina said...

your mat looks gorgeous!
will be a beautiful addition to your christmas gift box.

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