Saturday, 22 December 2012

Christmas 2012

Well it is here - Christmas is upon us with all the joy, wrapping, baking, sharing, laughing and fun that it brings.
I have had just one unexpected gift this year so far and I was ready with my wrapped Skinny Latte mug rug under the tree. 
There are still two more so any last minute treats I receive will also get a little gift from me.  It is the first year I have done this and I can't quite believe the amount of work is has saved me.  Normally I would be rushing around (well if the traffic would let me rush) frantically thinking, spending, queuing for a reciprocating gift - but not this year. 
If you still haven't got a couple of last minute gifts ready then visit my pattern shop and check out one of the many mug rug patterns.  They are quick and easy to put together and what is even better ...... you already have all the necessary fabrics to hand because many of them use scraps.  You might even find yourself unwinding with the whir of the sewing machine and the rhythm of the stitches.

Which brings me nicely onto a future series I will be starting in 2013 - Sew I See - it will be a chatty series discussing the way we use sewing to help us cope in our oh-so-busy lives.   So please come back and join me for a chat - we can share experiences and make friends over some philosophical fabric fun.

And whilst you visit in 2013 you can check on the monthly Stitchthrift hints for saving money on stitching supplies.   Of course there will be the usual additions to the Patchsmith Pattern shop - particularly as spring will be approaching with its abundance of brightness, colour and warmth.  And the Across the Pond sew-along will continue to grow and expand whilst having fun on both sides of the Atlantic - with some great FREE patterns from various designers on the web. 

I will be rejigging the blog layout slightly so that all this information will be easy to find.  Sew until then I just wanted to say to each and every one of you .......

MERRY CHRISTMAS

and

A HAPPY, FUN-AND-FABRIC FILLED

NEW YEAR

xxxxxxx


13 comments:

  1. What great little mug rugs!
    Merry Christmas to you! Looking forward to all your projects in 2013!

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    1. I look forward to getting to know you better in 2013 Ginette. So glad you like my little mug rugs. Have a lovely Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.

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  2. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours as well! I took your idea and expanded it to 'snack mats' for my g-kids. Bigger than a mug rug but smaller than a place mat. I made them Christmas themed and added a glass mug etched with Christmas designs. It's my hope that when they get these out each Christmas, they'll remember their grandma...
    Looking forward to your ideas for 2013

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    1. That is a beautiful idea! When I am a grandmother, I will try to do the same thing!!

      Susie

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    2. And they look fab Katie. Your grandchildren will just love your mug rugs. Nice work. Pop back in 2013 for a chat and some fun.
      Have a lovely Christmas,
      xx

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  3. Gorgeous mug rugs...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.May the coming year bless you and your family with everything that your hearts desire.

    Usha
    usharaneem@yahoo.com

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    1. And to you Usha, I hope 2013 brings you nothing but good things and lots of fun.
      xxx

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  4. I can't wait for 2013 to come, and join in on your new ideas and patterns! What fun it will be to share projects and fabrics and ideas!!

    Susie

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    1. The friends I have made this year have been the best part of it - you've made my little mug rugs look so lovely and I love the 'home' one you have on your blog header. Thank you Susie for your support, friendship and skills.
      xxx

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  5. Wonderful meeting you this year, Amanda! I have learned a lot from you during the Zakka challenge. And it looks like 2013 will be an exciting year too. Looking forward to see all the new projects.
    Happy Holidays!

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    1. Dear, dear Simone,
      2013 will bring us many things, of that I'm sure - some good, some not so good. But whatever it brings, we'll find some time for some fabric fun together.
      Have a lovely holiday.
      xxx

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  6. Merry Christmas Amanda.
    I am wishing that my printer would work, so that I could get another of your patterns.
    I just finished the Two Elephants one and blogged about it today.
    It was so much fun to make and I love how it turned out.
    Your patterns are so lovely.
    Kind regards
    Liz
    xxxx

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  7. You have made my elephant pattern look so adorable. I just love those ears. I also see you have been busy with many other sewing items. I love your blog - it is like peeking through the curtains into your sewing room.
    I hope to peek a lot more throughout 2013.
    Happy Holiday.
    xxxx

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