by pennifold 11 Jul 2014

Hi gals, I haven't been idle! It's school holidays here in Australia and I've been minding children and cleaning, cooking, ironing etc. the boring things!


The past 2 days I've been helping Amy clean out her garage as Steve is a hoarder and Amy had had enough! So the ladies to the rescue and we got it into shipshape in a couple of hours. Steve can put all his tools and bits and pieces in some great shelving he's made.

Today I finished off the last of the Sonia Showalter Snowflake Angels that are for the ladies at my annual Christmas luncheon this year. I've told you before the theme is Snowflakes, and I've already done the 8 tea towels with great snowflake designs on them. On another note I've actually made casserole covers but they don't have snowflakes on them, but are navy blue and white. The colours this year are Navy blue, white and silver. Should look very fresh when I get it all together.

We're off to the Hunter for the weekend to visit our dear friends John and Deirdre Colvin. John was our groomsman at our wedding back in 1972! They have a wonderful vineyard and home. The name of their winery is called Montvalley. Have a look at their website and you'll see their home. It's HUGE!!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend. Love Chris

The lower 2 Snowflake Angels are still a bit damp, hence the colour difference.

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by airyfairy 29 Jul 2014

Wondered where you had been. Nothing like a good sort out!!. The angels will be loved by the ladies at the Christmas get together.

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Jul 2014

Hi Sarah, I've been on here and posting answers to questions etc. I haven't been doing much sewing as we've been busy with the kids. I'll hopefully get some more done when it gets a bit warmer. Love Chris

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by RockyB 29 Jul 2014

Your snowflake angles are beautiful Chris! It just amazes me at how much sewing you seem to fit in with everything else you have going on! You give me hope :)

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Jul 2014

Ha ha ha, I've finished the majority of the things I wanted to do and now have another baby quilt to do. I've also got some more mending from the family. Not so much sewing at the moment but more helping the family with other things. Love Chris

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by dilceia 29 Jul 2014

Simply gorgeous!

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Jul 2014

Hi Dilceia, thanks so much, love Chris

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by libby1224 28 Jul 2014

dont you just love Sonia's angels? i sure do always always sewing out so nice...yours are beautiful too....Hugs...Libby

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Jul 2014

Hi Libby, I agree with you, I think her Angels are the best I've ever seen and always sew out beautifully. Love Chris

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by Leaha 11 Jul 2014

Beautiful designs, lovely stitch out! Took a peek at the vineyard; lovely hope you have a nice relaxing visit. Enjoy. :-}

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Jul 2014

Thanks Leaha, I appreciate that, it was a lovely weekend. Love Chris

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by noah 11 Jul 2014

Love them they make me smile hugs:):)

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Jul 2014

Thanks Carolyn, they are cute. Love Chris

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by snowbird42 11 Jul 2014

Hello Chris i just had a look at the winery ...wow one could have a great weekend here......soozie

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Jul 2014

Hi Soozie, it's a beautiful place and we visit as often as we can. Deirdre is just the most amazing hostess, nothing is too much for her. Love Chris

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by sandralochran 11 Jul 2014

Love the design

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Jul 2014

Yes, Sonia's designs are well digitised. Love Chris

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by sorval 11 Jul 2014

Chris they look real lovely
well done
hugs Sonja aka queen hunt haha

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Jul 2014

Thanks Sonja, they are beautiful and sew out so well. With FSL it makes such a difference to use the same thread in the bobbin. At least that way they look the same on both sides. I've made these for the ladies Christmas trees. Love Chris

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by pldc 11 Jul 2014

Have a wonderful time dear heart! & some time you must show us what you receive form the ladies. ~hugs~

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Jul 2014

Thanks Loralye, they usually give me Champagne, (they know I love it), Sue my oldest friend always buys me a very special Christmas icon in glass or metal to hang on my tree. Two of the other ladies give me little books with words of inspiration. One lady sometimes makes me an apron, just sewn. None of them are embroiderers! Love Chris

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by highlandermom 11 Jul 2014

Nice angels they fit your theme well. Hope your weekend is loaded with relaxing fun and laughter.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Jul 2014

Thanks Mary, me too! Love Chris

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by lenamae 11 Jul 2014

very nice work love the angels i would like to be in your group .LOL
Hugs Lenamae

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Jul 2014

Thanks so much Lenamae, love Chris

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by marianb 11 Jul 2014

Love the Angels!

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Jul 2014

Thanks me too! Love Chris

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by 02kar Moderator 11 Jul 2014

You are never idle! The angels are beautiful. Your table will be gorgeous as it always is each year. Have a wonderful relaxing weekend with your friends.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Jul 2014

He he he! that's true Karen. I love all of Sonia's angels. Thanks for the wishes about the weekend. Love Chris

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by decojo 11 Jul 2014

Beautiful angels! Nicely done!

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Jul 2014

Thanks so much Jo, love Chris

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by basketkase 11 Jul 2014

Gosh, these are so gorgeous, Chris......fabulous work!

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Jul 2014

Thanks Vicki, they are gorgeous I agree. Love Chris

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by sonjapotgieter 11 Jul 2014

Soe..They Awesome..Well done

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Jul 2014

Thanks so much Sonja, love Chris

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by lbrow 11 Jul 2014

I love those snowflake angels Chris. They are beautiful./Lillian

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Jul 2014

Yes, I think all of Sonia's work is outstanding, love Chris

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by sebsews 11 Jul 2014

Adorable angels! I looked at the Montvalley site and fell in love! Need to put it on my bucket list. I also enjoy all your posts. Hugs Suzanna

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Jul 2014

Thanks Suzanna, it's the most beautiful place and now that it's winter we'll have a great big log fire in the loungeroom upstairs. Love Chris

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by sewilso 11 Jul 2014

Those are very pretty Chris! Sounds like you had a busy weekend! I wish I had your ambition!
Have a nice weekend too! Sharon

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Jul 2014

Thanks Sharon, it's been a hectic 2 weeks and I'm really looking forward to this break this weekend. Love Chris

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by asterixsew Moderator 11 Jul 2014

Chris I admire your organisation. I cant sew when Twm is here and Christmas is so far off I haven't given it a thought. Enjoy your weekend, no doubt there will be lots of 'sampling' taking place

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Jul 2014

Hi Caroline, thankfully Ophelie wasn't here this week, 'cause I can't sew when she is here either. If I do get a chance of sewing I get her to make up some things in my sewing room and she calls it sewing. She isn't bad at it either, hope she will continue as she grows up. Love Chris

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by elemausi 11 Jul 2014

Your angels are beautiful. Wish you after all the work a great weekend.
Baerbel

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Jul 2014

Thanks Baerbel, I've earned a good rest. Love Chris

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