by pennifold 04 Jun 2017

Hi Cuties,


I've been busy making my first leaf table centre-piece for my annual Christmas Ladies Luncheon. I've done the first one and have another design for a runner I've been contemplating to make, but I'm not sure yet as to what I'll do. So I'll try out the runner sometime this week. In the meantime here is the Purples, pinks and aqua table centre-piece. This is all applique and some hand-sewing at the end. Love Chris

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by crazypatchmama 06 Jun 2017

Wow, what a generous christmas gift, am sure they will be appreciated.
Luv, Mary

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pennifold by pennifold 06 Jun 2017

Thanks I hope they do too! Love Chris

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by sewdeb 06 Jun 2017

Chris, your projects always blow me away! I sure hope your ladies know just how lucky they are to have you as a friend! Hugs*, Deb

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pennifold by pennifold 06 Jun 2017

Thanks Deb, I'm sure they do. They are all very appreciative, especially Meg, cause she knows how much time and effort goes into these things. Love Chris

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by robertahilde 05 Jun 2017

Absolutely outstanding!

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pennifold by pennifold 06 Jun 2017

Thanks for such high praise Roberta. ❤️ Chris

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by graceandham 05 Jun 2017

Lovely! What if you went all floral for Christmas this year?

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pennifold by pennifold 06 Jun 2017

Thanks Betsey you will have to wait and see. ❤️ Chris

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by sdrise 05 Jun 2017

Beautiful Chris as always!!

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Jun 2017

You're too kind! ❤️ Chris

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by basketkase 05 Jun 2017

So beautiful, Chris......everything you do is so elegant!

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Jun 2017

Thanks Vicki I appreciate that. ❤️ Chris

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by pennyhal2 04 Jun 2017

I enjoy seeing stitchouts of that project! You always use fabrics that are so interesting to me. I want to see you quilt blocks too!

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Jun 2017

Thanks Penny, me too. There have been some fabulous fabrics used on Sweetpea. I'm not sure where you are from, but all my fabrics are bought at either Zig Zag sewing machine shop at Georgetown, Spotlight in Hunter Street, Newcastle and Thorpe's Sewing machine shop also in Hunter Street, Newcastle. If you click on my name and click on PROJECTS you will see my quilt blocks. Love Chris

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by katydid 04 Jun 2017

Nice job! Did I miss your theme for this year or have you decided? I love that you share this with us.

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Jun 2017

Hi Kay, no I haven't chosen a theme yet, so you haven't missed it. I'm still contemplating! Love Chris

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by Sewmum1 04 Jun 2017

Looks very pretty. Can't wait to see all the makes for it

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Jun 2017

Thanks, me too! Love Chris

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by shirley124 04 Jun 2017

Very nice Chris. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Jun 2017

Thanks so much Shirley, love Chris

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by sonjapotgieter 04 Jun 2017

Love your colours...Awesome design and Beautiful work done!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Jun 2017

Thanks so much Sonja, love Chris

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by kustomkuddle 04 Jun 2017

Love this design. It is stunning. Bet the ladies will love them also. Beautiful work. DebB

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Jun 2017

Thanks so much Debbie, I hope so. They usually love everything they get. Love Chris

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by peafarm 04 Jun 2017

Gorgeous colors and design. Wondering if these will be your place setting for each guest. Did you finish your quilt? If you did, I missed the pic of it. Trying to at least give flowers and look at everyone's projects.

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Jun 2017

Hi Patty, no it's not a place setting for my Christmas lunch. This is one centre-piece for one of Mum's friends (I hope). Each lady has different colours.
I haven't finished my quilt. I still have another 25 blocks to do but hopefully I'll get to that in the future. It's an ongoing project! Love Chris

peafarm by peafarm 10 Jun 2017

Chris so sorry-just was able to get back and look to see if you commented-also-I should have asked---did your quilt square designs happen to come from Stitch Delight? They are beautiful and so is hers when I look on that site--anyways-your staying busy. You always do so many beautiful things--have a good day.

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by PIGNADA 04 Jun 2017

Beautiful work very neat. Thank you for sharing and hugs from France.

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Jun 2017

Thanks so much and hugs right back at you from Australia. Love Chris

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by airyfairy 04 Jun 2017

Lovely work Chris. I just love your colour palette.

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Jun 2017

Thanks Sarah, it's for one of Mum's friends. Love Chris

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by cooperal 04 Jun 2017

This is very pretty! I considered buying that design but I had so much on the go already and wasn't sure just when I'd get to it. Well done! Avis

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Jun 2017

Hi Avis, I'd buy it and keep it in your files "things to do"! It's a great design. Love Chris

cooperal by cooperal 04 Jun 2017

Do you have any idea of how long my "Things to Do" list is?!?!?!?! hehehe I would have to sew day and night and probably still wouldn't live long enough!! Avis

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by dragonflyer 04 Jun 2017

It's lovely, Chris...

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Jun 2017

Thanks Kim, I do love applique. Love Chris

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by noah 04 Jun 2017

Lookin Good Girly****Do u remember who used to say this???

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Jun 2017

No, sorry Carolyn, I don't remember who said it. Love Chris

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by toogie 04 Jun 2017

This turned out very nice, Chris. It looks so neat even when I look close up...I did notice this is not your usual christmas colors, reds and greens.

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Jun 2017

No, this isn't for me, it's for Mum's friend Val. Each lady has different colours. Love Chris

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by lidiad 04 Jun 2017

That's beautiful, love it!
Hugs, Lidia

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Jun 2017

Thanks Lidia, me too. Love Chris

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by asterixsew Moderator 04 Jun 2017

Lovely work Chris. I always admire your forward planning but as its your winter it is a suitable time to be inside sewing. A suggestion to the comment below of a vase. What about a clear one?

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Jun 2017

Hi Caroline, yes I've got a clear one, but no flowers in my garden to put in it, but as it's not for me it doesn't matter. And, yes, you are right it's winter here and quite cool.
(I LOVE IT). Love Chris

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by elemausi edited 04 Jun 2017

Looks beautiful with your colors, made 3 of them, they are great gifts. I make the table center and buy the flowers after showing the florist a foto to pick the matching flowers.

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Jun 2017

Hi Barbel, I wish I had a vase in the middle, but don't have one in these colours. I've asked the ladies for their colours and have received them, so now it's just a matter of time to get them done! Love Chris

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by mariagiannina 04 Jun 2017

Hi Chris, this table centre is gorgeous! I love the colours. I've been looking at it on Sweet Pea, and I think I will buy the pattern. Is it easy to make?
I've been thinking along the same lines as you - to make one each for the girls in my sewing group - I always make them something for Christmas.
Mary

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Jun 2017

Hi Mary, yes, it's very easy, just time consuming. I'm sure you know with applique it's a lot of cutting etc. I've got 7 more to make and the one I made is the 5x7 one, so there are only 7 petals. The larger ones have 8 petals. Love Chris

mariagiannina by mariagiannina 04 Jun 2017

Thanks Chris. I will probably go ahead and buy it. It will be the 5x7, and I'd better get into it if they are time consuming - I will have to make 6.
Mary

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