by pennifold 27d ago

Hi Cuties, I've been busy this week as our Son Ben and wife Naomi had their 'Open House' today and Trev and I have been over there getting it ready for inspection.


We had the boys again this morning from 7.30 till nearly midday and when they left Amy arrived with the girls and so I didn't get to do this tea towel till this afternoon (by which time I needed some ME therapy!!!!!)

It is beautiful and one of Vicki's (basketkase) designs. It sewed out perfectly. I made this for our dear friends Deirdre and John (who we visit up in the Hunter Valley). We haven't seen them for nearly 5 months - life gets hectic, doesn't it?

Anyway it is an Egyptian cotton tea towel with a waffle weave and made in the 5x7 hoop with over 33,000 stitches in it. I gave the leaves some sparkle using a metallic thread which catches the light so well. The catchy name is "Christmas Booty".

I also made a little zipper pouch from the Missouri Quilt company, but am not happy with it, so will make one in the morning before we head off at 10.30 (so no church tomorrow). Ignore the time on the bottom, we are in Daylight savings time now in Australia and it was actually 9.21 when I photographed it. Love Chris

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by designgirl 26d ago

Chris, it is beautiful.

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pennifold by pennifold 25d ago

Thanks Lynn, I thought so too. Love Chris

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by basketkase 26d ago

Beautifully stitched, Chris.........really pops against the green!

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pennifold by pennifold 26d ago

Thanks Vicki, your design was fabulous to sew out. Love Chris

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by lidiad 27d ago

Beautiful!
Hugs, Lidia

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pennifold by pennifold 26d ago

Thanks Lidia, I thought so too! Love Chris

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by sonjapotgieter 27d ago

Stunning!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 26d ago

Thanks Sonja, I appreciate that. Love Chris

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by irenewayne 27d ago

Very nice Chris. I'm sure she will love it. Irene

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pennifold by pennifold 26d ago

Hi Irene, yes, she did. Love Chris

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by liliana1 27d ago

Looks Great they will love it.

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pennifold by pennifold 26d ago

Thanks Liliana, yes, Deirdre loves everything I make for her. Love Chris

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by pennyhal2 27d ago

That's a fabulous project! Gotta love the heel on that boot. Well done!

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pennifold by pennifold 26d ago

Thanks Penny, it was meant to be black, but I found it a bit too heavy, so changed the colour to suit my tea towel. Love Chris

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by carolpountney 27d ago

Love this design great work

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pennifold by pennifold 26d ago

Thanks Carol, I think all of Vicki's designs sew out well. Love Chris

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by lbrow 27d ago

Love it Chris! /Lillian

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pennifold by pennifold 26d ago

Thanks Miss Lillian, hope you're doing o.k. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 27d ago

Great stitch out, Chris...Have fun and safe travels!

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pennifold by pennifold 26d ago

Thanks Kim, we did and got home safely, luckily they only live an hour and 10 mins away from us here. Love Chris

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by michemb 27d ago

nicely done Chris, nice gift idea. I love using metallic threads, adds a little something, something,
Have fun visiting your friends
hugs
Michelle

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pennifold by pennifold 26d ago

Thanks Michelle, we had a lovely time and only got home an hour ago 6.00pm! Got some lovely things from Deirdre too and a whole stack of lemons from their trees. Love Chris

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