Monday, December 15, 2014

A Purple Christmas - Helen

Thank you everyone for the lovely quilts that we're seeing here - they will make a great display. Can anyone believe that the Silly Season is here!!
Packs of purple and green baubles 'caught my eye' while I was retail browsing (and trying to deny that Christmas was approaching). This lead to my purple christmas tree.
Happy Christmas. Love, Helen

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Oh Dear Another Tight Squeeze - Ngaire

Hi Helen.
We can't have the silly season without our fat and jolly friend Father Christmas.
I am sure you are like me and have been bought up with the idea of him coming down the chimney. I'm not sure how the children see it nowdays when you think about all the heat pumps in lots of the houses.
Merry Christmas everyone.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Three Wise Penguins by Kay W.

I always intended to make a Christmas Quilt.  For many years I bought a new pattern every July, vowing to have it done by Christmas.  Of course it never happened!  Then one year I discovered a book, "Friends for Christmas" by Lynette Anderson (2003).  It was full of Christmas stitcheries, placemats, stockings and decorations and what I thought was the most beautiful Christmas quilt ever. It had six large blocks, a Santa, reindeer, a sleigh, a snowman, a penguin decorating a tree and the block that sold me on the whole package, "Three Wise Penguins".  You saw the date, 2003 and it is now 2014 and all I have done is read the book and look at the lovely pictures - often.  I once bought some penguin fabric, but I used it for something else!

Thank you, Helen for reminding me of my favourite block in my favourite Christmas quilt design. My penguins are smaller than the pattern to fit our size requirements and whilst I know they are not original, I have finally made a Christmas Quilt!

Source:  "Friends for
Christmas" by Lynette Anderson (2003)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

A Turkey's Lament - Judith

Merry Christmas everyone here we are at the silly season again, how quickly it comes around. 
Helen I had fun making “A Turkey’s Lament” for you, I hope it brings you a smile or two.
With best wishes, Judith  

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Christmas Tree by Anna

Decorated Christmas trees are synonomous with the silly season. I do love putting them up and decorating them with the grandchildren. I also love taking them down as suddenly the room seems bigger again and tidier!!. Hope you all enjoy your Christmas and have a Happy New Year whichever side of the ditch you happen to be. Anna

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree By Kerry

I do love the smell of a real Christmas tree. We have now started the alternate year thing so I guess it will only be every second year we will decorate a real tree. Helen I have decorated this tree with some charms please do re use them they are really gorgeous. I am starting to get the hang of working in miniature and have a treat to make for my own challenge. Friends.  Happy holidays to you all ,some of us here in NZ will be getting ready for Symposium . Perhaps the following one in 2017 we could all come to the Christchurch one. Food for thought.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Baubles By Mary

 Helen - we need bling at this time of the year to remind us of all the fun things in life
Have a Happy Christmas everyone and I hope you find time to be creative too.


For Helen
Have loads of love, fun, hugs and happy times over the Silly Season time.
I so enjoyed making your little quilt.



"Silly Season"is upon us, Helen...

We take seasoning quite seriously in our family, to the point of having broken or discarded a number of pepper grinders and pestles. Still, I think it was Szechuan Pepper that did this one in, - silly thing! 

Fun Challenge,  Helen!   Happy Holidays from Kay H…

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Silly Idea - Lynn

Who wants to eat Christmas Pudding in an Australian Summer? What a silly idea !

Have a very happy Christmas, Helen.
Best wishes from