by pennifold ( edited 09 Feb 2018 ) 08 Feb 2018

Good morning Cuties, it's a beautiful day down-under! I've been up since 5.45 and done my walk and watered the garden. It's going to be in the high 20's low 30's today!

I've just read rescuer's post in COMMUNITY and wanted to share what I've been doing. It's a fridge door handle wrapper, but you could use it for a seat belt too I'm sure.
I hope my ladies like it as this is one of the gifts I'm making for them for my Christmas luncheon this year. (No peeking Meg!!) They were made in the 9x11 hoop.
It's a simple flower applique and the design is from Sweetpea an Australian company based in Queensland. I think they've been invited to go to England, but can't find where it was mentioned on their site at the moment, so don't quote me on that.
Love Chris
(My fridge doors this morning!) Ciao for now!


by basketkase 10 Feb 2018

Wonderful design and great handle covers!

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Feb 2018

Thanks so much Vicki, I thought so too. Love Chris

by meganne 10 Feb 2018

Sorry BFF, I couldn't help it.

You do know neither of my fridges or freezer have external handles, I suppose I could replace my dirty old sheepskin seat belt cover. :-)

Just trying to save you, you nearly always bring me beautiful flowers when you come down and besides that your friendship is gift enough.

basketkase by basketkase 10 Feb 2018

LOL, Meg!!

pennifold by pennifold 11 Feb 2018

Yes, I knew that your fridges don't have handles like mine. So you will get something else! Love Chris

(Maybe a Nutcracker he he he, I'm kidding, I know you don't like them.)

meganne by meganne 11 Feb 2018

ROFLMBO!!!!! You Quack me up!!!

by dailylaundry 09 Feb 2018

Just saw this, Chris, you did a lovely job stitchin!!! I purchased this design from Sweet Pea last year, but haven't made them yet. How many pairs will you make? You'll have to let me know how long it takes to make one and if you have any hints to make it easier!! Hugs to you, Laura

pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2018

Good for you Laura, I too purchased mine sometime last year and thought I'd use it sometime!
They don't take very long under an hour, but I'll time the next one to make sure. I'm making at least 5 pairs, because Meg doesn't have a double door fridge and my Mum doesn't and I think her friend Val doesn't either. As I said earlier though it could be used for other things. Even putting around the handle of your shopping trolley to stop getting germs!!!!!!!!!!!!
First hint to make it easier is I used pre-quilted fabric as the base! Love Chris

dailylaundry by dailylaundry 09 Feb 2018

Pre-quilted fabric is a great hint!!! Thanks!!

meganne by meganne 11 Feb 2018

OK, BFF, I should have read this reply first. DOH!!!

I also should have known you would check out all our fridges and freezers.... (sneeeeeaky).... (but smart!) ROFLMBO!!!!!!

by katydid 09 Feb 2018

I must check this out . So cute! You always come up with clever gifts.

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2018

Thanks Kay, I try!! Love Chris

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2018

Thanks so much Sonja, love Chris

by crafter2243 Moderator 09 Feb 2018

I am so envious of your ladies. What a treat you always have for them and this one is different. They look perfectly even placed. How do you keep them from sliding down?

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2018

Hi Angie, I just pull them tight as they have velcro backing on both front and back sides! Love Chris

by michemb 09 Feb 2018

these are cool, I could use this on y seatbelt. Great idea Vhris,
big hug

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2018

Thanks Michelle, I think they would be great for many objects! Love Chris

by mrskiki 09 Feb 2018

Very pretty. Lucky ladies who will receive these. Hugs. Nan

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2018

Thanks so much Nan, love Chris

by liliana1 09 Feb 2018

Wow! These look great, the ladies will love them.

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2018

Thanks Lilian, I hope so too. Just 7 more sets to make. Love Chris

by toogie edited 09 Feb 2018

Chris, I forgot to ask, what size are yours? Also, what size were your runners you got at sweet pea? I love those and they do have a 5x7 size but finished is still only 9 inches wide. I have so many fabrics that would look good with this runner design. All I need is a bigger emb field-lol

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2018

Hi Toogie, I made these door handle wrappers in the 9 inch by 11 inch hoop, they finish up 9 and a 1/4 inches long by 5 and 3/4 inches wide.

The table runners were made in the 5 inch x 7 hoop inch hoop and mine finished were 8 inches wide (if you check my pictures of them I had a narrow border) and I made 6 of them in each runner so finished length was 30 inches long. Mine was the navy and white one.
I hope this is helpful for you. Love Chris
Here is the link with my runners.

by rescuer Moderator 08 Feb 2018

Thank you for posting this. Flowers are some of my favorite embroidery designs! I am sure they will love these!

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2018

Thanks rescuer, I hope to get to do some more over the weekend. Love Chris

by graceandham 08 Feb 2018

You must have watered heavily. Those flowers are huge and healthy looking.

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2018

Thanks Betsey, when I gave home from Meg's this afternoon some of the ones I watered this morning were looking a bit limp! Love Chris

by kustomkuddle 08 Feb 2018

Great job! I like them. They make me smile! I've seen them on the site but never thought that I would be interested in them. I just might change my mind after seeing yours.

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2018

Thanks Debbie, I thought the same, but they are very easy to make. Love Chris

by toogie 08 Feb 2018

Nice job for your ladies gifts! I'm sure if you get to make yourself some we will be able to see how they look in blue!😉

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2018

He he he, my kitchen unfortunately is cream and white! Although I could make the flower blue! Love Chris

by shirley124 08 Feb 2018

Very nice. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2018

Thanks Shirley, love Chris

by asterixsew Moderator 08 Feb 2018

Interesting and not something that I would have thought about creating ME for. Have fun creating the presents

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2018

Thanks Caroline and I hope you had a great birthday. Love Chris

by dragonflyer 08 Feb 2018

Great project..I am sure your ladies will be thrilled!

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2018

Thanks Kim, I hope so, along with yours too! Love Chris

by elemausi 08 Feb 2018

Very nice, love it.
Sweat pea will be in Germany too but its too far from my region.

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2018

Hi Barbel, yes, isn't that exciting? I notice on their site they have German listed for the directions Love Chris