by pennifold 09 Mar 2018

Dear Cuties, I've had a nice day at home, cleaning, ironing, sewing, whilst the Tilers did the Bathroom and Toilet floors. They will be back Monday to do the walls. Hopefully the fit-out will be before the weekend as we have Ben's boys here next Thursday and Friday for a sleepover.

Now that we have no bath, they will just have a shower!

These are the Frizzy Cross-stitch Santas I showed a couple of days ago from Becky J's cross-stitch company. Love Chris

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by lbrow 21 Mar 2018

I love the cross stitch Chris. Looks more old fashioned. Great work!

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Mar 2018

Thanks Miss Lillian, me too. Love Chris

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by peafarm 21 Mar 2018

Great to see a cross stitch emb design stitched out. I've only done 2 designs and they were pretty--just never tried anymore although I have some. You've done a beautiful job.

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Mar 2018

Thanks so much Patti, I love cross-stitch designs, they are so great to watch sewing out. Love Chris

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by toogie 20 Mar 2018

You have shown us a good example of how you can use cross stitch designs on fabric other than Aida cloth. A very good example it is, too! I must admit, I don't collect very many XST designs but you've done excellent work of these. What stabilizer did you use please?

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Mar 2018

Thanks so much Toogie, I only ever use Tear away - medium weight normally. I buy it in large rolls about 12 inches wide. Love Chris (This is of course an Australian company)
http://www.creekcreations.com.au/...

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by sewdeb 19 Mar 2018

Oh, Chris, this is fantastic! I love it!

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Mar 2018

Thanks Debbie, this will be out for my ladies luncheon this year. Love Chris

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by dailylaundry 19 Mar 2018

Just had a chance to see this - it is beautiful!! I want to know, how did you get it finished to quickly? Do you have 3 machines going at once - lol?? Hugs to you, Laura

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sewdeb by sewdeb 19 Mar 2018

I think she has elves working for her like Santa... LOL!

dailylaundry by dailylaundry 19 Mar 2018

LOL ... I could use a couple of elves to help me!!

pennifold by pennifold 19 Mar 2018

Hi Laura, I only have two embroidery machines, but put it all together with just the sewing section. Love Chris

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by katydid 19 Mar 2018

This is beautiful

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Mar 2018

Thanks Kay, love Chris

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by peafarm 11 Mar 2018

These are amazing! Love the star fabric around them also.

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Mar 2018

Thanks so much, I do too. Love Chris

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by noah 11 Mar 2018

You love your Santa's and they sewed out excellent for you!!!!1Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Mar 2018

Hi Carolyn, yes, I do love collecting Santa things! Thanks, lov eChris

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by mariagiannina 10 Mar 2018

Turned out really lovely - nice wall hanging!

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Mar 2018

Thanks Mary, I think so too. Love Chris

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by basketkase 10 Mar 2018

This is terrific, Chris......will look lovely on a wall.....

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Mar 2018

Thanks Vicki, I hope so, if not hanging over one of my couches. Love Chris

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by jrob Moderator 10 Mar 2018

Great job. Did you do them on Aida cloth or just regular fabric? Either way it's spectacular.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Mar 2018

Hi Jerrilyn, it's just on ordinary white cloth with a bit of a liine look to it. It's a gorgeous fabric. Love Chris

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by cfidl 09 Mar 2018

Love this piece! Cute santa's!

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Mar 2018

Thanks so much Chris, love Chris.

P.S. Are you home yet from visiting Christie?

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by sebsews 09 Mar 2018

This quilt impresses me. Maybe I should do a small cross-stitch design. Hugs, Suzanna

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Mar 2018

Thanks Suzanna, go for it! It's easy doing a small one. Love Chris

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by shirley124 09 Mar 2018

Lovely. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Mar 2018

Thanks Shirley, love Chris

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by liliana1 09 Mar 2018

Absolutely Great. Looks Fabulous

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Mar 2018

Thanks so much, love Chris

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by mops Moderator 09 Mar 2018

LOve these, great work!

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Mar 2018

Thanks so much Martine, me too! Love Chris

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by pennyhal2 09 Mar 2018

This is a fantastic example of machine embroidery and quilting merged to make an amazingquilt! These little Santas are so cute and cheerful! Nicely done!

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Mar 2018

Thanks so much Penny, (I hope that is your name) and these are actually Cross-stitch too! I love watching it sew out. Love Chris

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 10 Mar 2018

Penny is my nickname!

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by sonjapotgieter 09 Mar 2018

Such a Stunning Project!!Great work done..Gorgeous!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Mar 2018

Thanks Sonja, love Chris

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by crafter2243 Moderator 09 Mar 2018

At the rate you are going you will have everything for your Christmas luncheon done by Easter. Great work

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Mar 2018

Ha ha ha! I can't believe it's only 3 weeks away. We also finish our daylight saving on Easter Sunday 1st April. It's so dark here in the mornings when I go for my walk, so I can't wait.

vickiannette by vickiannette 10 Mar 2018

with you there! hate the last month of daylight saving. not really saving as we have the light on in the mornings because it's so dark.

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by elemausi 09 Mar 2018

Love these, you have done a great work.

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Mar 2018

Thanks so much Barbel, the digitiser does all the work though! I just press buttons, he he he! Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 09 Mar 2018

I was wondering what you were going to do with these...great job~

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Mar 2018

Thanks Kim, well each year I try to do some sort of Christmas themed sewing project. As I'm a nutter for Santas, this was ideal. It's worked out about 20 inches square. Each little Santa was a 4x4 and I just made it on a piece of white fabric that I cut at 6 1/2 inch square. Love Chris

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 21 Mar 2018

I love doing machine embroidered cross stitch...it is mesmerizing to watch it stitch out!

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by asterixsew Moderator 09 Mar 2018

Lovely work Chris, much more exciting than housework

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Mar 2018

Thanks so much Caroline, that's for sure! More relaxing too! Love Chris

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by graceandham 09 Mar 2018

Chris, These turned out great. Love your red fabric and each Santa makes the one beside it cuter. They'd be hanging all year at my house...

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Mar 2018

Thanks Betsey, I wanted to bring the stars out as each Santa has a star in it and I was fortunate enough when I was at Spotlight last year I saw a pack of fat quarters in reds! The star fabric was a piece in it! So it matched perfectly. Love Chris

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by michemb 09 Mar 2018

so pretty my friend, great work,
hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Mar 2018

Thanks so much, high praise from you. Love Chris

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by lilylady 09 Mar 2018

Beautiful!

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Mar 2018

Thanks so much Sandy, love Chris

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by spendlove Moderator 09 Mar 2018

Love these, Chris.

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Mar 2018

Thanks Sue, me too. Love Chris

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