by pennifold ( edited 29 Oct 2020 ) 12 Oct 2020

Hi Cuties, I've been busy making these for the past few days. I'm so peeved with myself re the bottom left hand tree one, as I'd cut the fabric too short! These are going to be placemats for my annual Christmas ladies luncheon. I've made 8 with 2 of each design and each design just a bit different with the similar fabrics. All I have to do now is back them and put a binding around them. These are the 8x12 size, a good size for a dinner plate. They are from the Australian company called Sweetpea from Queensland. All applique, fiddly but don't they look festive? Love Chris

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by toogie 19 Oct 2020

Beau-ti-ful! Absolutely beautiful!
I get the offers in my newsletter and love the candles and the trees best so far. All look lovely and as always you will set a beautiful table. Your time spent on these were well worth it. Gorgeous Chris.

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Oct 2020

Thank you my friend. Lots of work in them and I'm glad I'm keeping them! I bought the new one yesterday (Monday), but I've been sewing the Santa letter hanger. Got 2 simple sections to do tomorrow. Love Chris

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by sllakin 19 Oct 2020

Just beautiful! I visited their site and see they are up to week 5 now, so I am wondering how many weeks there will be when it is all finished?

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Oct 2020

Hi, there will be 12 blocks with the last one finishing I think 2 weeks before Christmas. Thanks for commenting, love Chris

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by elemausi edited 16 Oct 2020

Love it and love sweet pea designs too. Beautiful colors.

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Oct 2020

Thankyou Barbel, love Chris

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by pennifold 16 Oct 2020

I couldn’t help myself - I made a new tree placemat - with plenty of fabric this time. Love Chris

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by peafarm 15 Oct 2020

Love them---colors are great.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Oct 2020

Thanks so much Patty, I just love Christmas. Love Chris

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by carolpountney 15 Oct 2020

They are stunning

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Oct 2020

Thanks so much Carol, love Chris

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by sonjapotgieter 14 Oct 2020

Stunning work!!!!Love it!!!!Awesome job done

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Oct 2020

Hi Sonja, I just love reading your comments. Such wonderful adjectives. Love Chris

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by basketkase 14 Oct 2020

What a terrific job, Chris........oh my I am so envious of your sewing skills, too!!

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Oct 2020

Oh! Vicki, that is high praise coming from you. I thank you so much. Your work is fantastic too. Love Chris

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by mrskiki 14 Oct 2020

They are beautiful. Look a bit time consuming. I have only done one pattern from Sweet Pea and love it as well. Some of the best things are coming from Australia now! Hugs. Nan

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Oct 2020

Hi Nan, yes, they are they take about 2 hours from start to finish! And yes, we have some great designers/digitisers here. Love Chris

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by vickiannette 14 Oct 2020

oh they are just beautiful, and one will have a slightly wider binding and no-one but you will know. Nice colours too. xx

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Oct 2020

Thanks Vicki, yes, you are right. I've put an extra piece on it today and it's not that noticeable. Just in case I'll have it on my setting! Love Chris

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by robertahilde 14 Oct 2020

Absolutely festive, stunning for sure.
Top job! Hugs Roberta

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Oct 2020

Thanks so much Roberta, can't wait to see them all finished. Love Chris

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by mariagiannina 13 Oct 2020

Great work Chris! Will your guests get to take their placemat home?

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Oct 2020

No Mary, these are for me to keep from year to year. Love Chris

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by babash 13 Oct 2020

Looks good nice selection. Too nice to put plates on.

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Oct 2020

Ha ha, thanks Barbara. That's the problem when you've got such lovely designs on place-mats, you don't get to see them. Love Chris

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by crazypatchmama 13 Oct 2020

Lovely designs, Chris. You are able to do so much, wish I have your energy. Love, Mary

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Oct 2020

Thanks Mary, I'm lucky enough to be able to sew every day. Love Chris

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by cj2sew 13 Oct 2020

I love your work. So festive and before the week of your event...
I'm afraid I wouldn't be starting until a lot later. You're one smart cutie.

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Oct 2020

Thanks Cathy. I've got till the first week in December to finish these, so plenty of time. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 13 Oct 2020

Well, I don't think you could possibly use this one on your table, Chris...You need to send it to me... Great stitch outs as always...

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Oct 2020

Ha ha ha!!! thanks Kim. They are very addictive and each one can look so different depending on your fabric choice. I've seen some in blues and silvers and they are stunning. Love hris

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by dailylaundry 13 Oct 2020

These are so very festive - just love them. I know which company these came from... I didn't buy them because I have a few other things I have purchased from them that I need to stitch out first!! These are wonderful, Hugs, Laura

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Oct 2020

Thanks Laura, I've bought a lot of things from this company and another one in NZ. I must admit I do love applique. Love Chris

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by graceandham 13 Oct 2020

All are quite cheery and well done, but the candles are my favorite.

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Oct 2020

Thanks Betsey, I'm hoping that at least one of the next ones will have a plum pudding. There are 12 designs in this set. I love the candles one too. Love Chris

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by crafter2243 Moderator 13 Oct 2020

Amazing as always. I am so glad someone is stitching. You certainly are doing a lot. I have a huge case of the blahs.

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Oct 2020

Hi Angie, it's been a funny old year hasn't it? I haven't stopped sewing as we have been very fortunate here in Newcastle as we've had no Coronavirus outbreaks. Sydney on the other hand has had a lot. You'll soon get over the blahs! Love Chris

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by stork 13 Oct 2020

Great idea....I love how they all are turning out!

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Oct 2020

Thanks Tonya, me too! Love Chris

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by airyfairy 13 Oct 2020

They look amazing. You put me to shame. I still have the six towels that I am meant to be doing something Christmassy on. Hey ho.

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Oct 2020

Hi Sarah, you'll get them done. It's only 72 days till Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!
Love Chris

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by sebsews 13 Oct 2020

Beautiful! The ladies will be in love with them!

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Oct 2020

Hi Suzanna, I am sure they will say something about them. Love Chris

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by castor 13 Oct 2020

I think you are way ahead of everybody preparing for Xmas.The Year has gone to quickly with every Thing going on The Matts are beautyfull hugs Ursula

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Oct 2020

Thank you so much Ursula. I started way back in January for my Ladies luncheon. Love Chris

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by killiecrankie 13 Oct 2020

They are lovely .Just make the binding wider & put this one under your plate,I'm sure no one will notice because they will be admiring all your hard work.

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Oct 2020

Yes, that's what I'm going to do Judy. Love Chris

bevnorris by bevnorris 13 Oct 2020

And that would have been my answer also! Don't ask how I know!! Congratulations, Chris, they look fabulously festive ;-)

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by worthy 12 Oct 2020

Love you fabric mix up choices, as others have said they are lovely.

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Oct 2020

Thank you very much for commenting. Love Chris

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by dday 12 Oct 2020

Lovely, you did a nice job.

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Oct 2020

Thank you so much, love Chris

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by nanl 12 Oct 2020

They are lovely Chris, I do hope all lock downs are finished by then, and we can all have a very happy Christmas.........Lesley

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Oct 2020

Thanks Nani, I hope so too. We've been very lucky here in Newcastle no Covid outbreaks, but Sydney has some. Love Chris

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by noah 12 Oct 2020

Oh my Chris I love them can i come to your party please xxxxxxx

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Oct 2020

Hi Carolyn, sure, you're welcome any time! Love Chris

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by shirley124 12 Oct 2020

Beautiful. These will look so festive on your table. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Oct 2020

Thanks Shirley, I hope they will look fabulous. Love Chris

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by asterixsew Moderator 12 Oct 2020

Great work Chris and you have been busy. I have just started sewing out my first design from this company on my new machine. I can see why people are addicted to the Sweet Pea designs

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Oct 2020

Thanks Caroline, yes they are very addictive! Love Chris

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