Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Cheer ......

Christmas is nearly here....I am enjoying the preparations (although as always I could do with a bit more time), and I am so looking forward to sharing the day with my family.

Last weekend I caught up with my friend Dot for lunch on Sunday at the La bel Amici Cafe in Frankston for lunch...beautiful cafe, very arty and wonderful food. The picture below is of one of their Christmas decorations...isnt it gorgeous! I am thinking I might try and make one next year! I think that would look very special hanging above the dining table. Below is a little Christmas wreath I decorated with some fabric scraps and a little festive owl. This little fellow was made a gift to my friend Nat. He looked very smart adorning her Christmas tree...filled with beautiful handmade hearts and other decorations.
I visited Nat on Saturday and she taught me how to make the little Christmas wreaths below from a plant in her garden (of which she very generously gave me a cutting....so watch out friends, you may receive one of these next year).

My friend Dot is making a little quilt a la Jude Hill/Rebecca Sower style. I made these three blocks for her to include in her quilt.



And I have been working on some Christmas trees....thank you Jude for the wonderful little tutorials recently. I have since done quite a bit more stitching and plan to finish this piece over the Christmas break. It is part of my cloth "Peace Angel".





It has been a wonderful year....so many new adventures for me with cloth and also with my painting. I have met so many lovely people online and made some lovely friends.
I wish you all a Christmas filled with the wonder and joy of the season and look forward to catching up again next year.
CHRISTMAS IS THE GENTLEST, LOVELIEST FESTIVAL OF THE REVOLVING YEAR.
- W.J. CAMERON -
sending you all a jolly red hug!
Jacky xox

23 comments:

Jenxo said...

a jolly red hug, i love that!

your cloths and wreath are just gorgeous too...
Merry Christmnas to you, hope you have a wonderful day with your family....

Philippa said...

Big cross Tasman hug for you too Jacki. The pieces you have made for Dot are just lovely. I'm sure she'll be thrilled with them/

Thanks for all your encouragement this year. Its been a great boost to me. Have a wonderful christmas with laughter, relaxation and the odd bit of stitching. Best wishes. Philippa

grrl + dog said...

your wreath looks alive with green
and twisted wishes..

is that a cute owl I spy as well??

Ro Bruhn said...

Your stitching looks fabulous Jacky as does your new wreath. Have a wonderful Christmas, I'm looking forward to our get together on the 8th. See you then.

Eva said...

Have a very Merry Christmas! Love this birdie miniquilt.

Notjustnat said...

Hey Jacky, thanks for showing the wreath off. It looks great. Love those owls, so very cute! Merry Christmas to you and yours - Enjoy Nat

Julia said...

Hi Jacky,
Have a great Christmas day!!!, and thank you again for my lovely, lovely owl,
he is taking pride of place in my Xmas decorations this year...hope to see you soon...xx..julia

La Dolce Vita said...

Buon Natale, love your wreath!

Zorana said...

Merry Christmas Jacky! Your pictures are beautiful, as usual. A lot of inspiration there... I wish you and your family safe and happy holidays.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Merry Christmas dear Jacky, I hope you have a wonderful time with your family and lots of fun and treats. I have enjoyed reading your blog and it's been so wonderful to add you as a friend. Have a magical time. Lots of love, Carolyn xx

Jeana Marie said...

I hope it was a very Merry day Jacky! Lovely makings! All the very best for the new year.
xo,
Jeana

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful post Jacky. I hope your Christmas was magical as your preparations were. Love the wreath and your festive owl - your fabric work is gorgeous! I look forward to sharing more art and words, with you, in 2011. xxoo

A bird in the hand said...

Merry Christmas, Jacky!
Wishing you a fabulous year ahead.
Colette xox

Emma said...

Another lovely owl & gorgeous pieces for Dot's quilt.

Hope you had as lovely a day yesterday as I did. Happy holidys!

martha brown said...

Happy holidays, Jacky!

jude said...

oh i love you little holiday cloth! xx

rivergardenstudio said...

I am sending you a great big hug too... and smiles, and a wish for you to have a joyous new year! roxanne

Gaye Todd said...

Happy Holiday season.... always so inspiring visiting your blog! xo

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Your wreath is wonderful love it!

Hello to you Jacky sweetie! Merry Christmas and may this new year 2011 brings artsy fun fun love love many warm hugs and lots of blessings!!!!!

Mua!!!
Magaly

T said...

Marry New Year, and happy holiday Jacky

xt

karen said...

your little blocks are beautiful. I hope you had a magical christmas!!

joe said...

glorious trees, wonderful blocks, and another fantastic owl! what fun! and i love that ceiling wreath...thinking i may have to do one next year, too!

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Happy NY! I adore your owls, they are fantastic and your friends were very lucky to recieve them.

We lifted the kids pool the other day...it seems we accidently turned the grass beneath it into silage! Yuck! Right by the dining room door too...