Friday, 21 December 2012

It all started with this.

This piece decorates my home every Christmas. It is special to me because it brings back such lovely memories of times spent in a far off land with special friends.

It is also the piece that set me off on the path I now find myself on.
We were a group of Mum's who started meeting without the babies in tow in order to cross stitch or  do something similar, although really it was just an excuse to sit and natter without having to jump up every five seconds to deal with a toddler.

One day I was approached by Michelle, an Australian, who was new to ex-pat life, who asked if she could join our group.
" But I don't cross stitch," she said, "I do Patchwork and Quilting. Is that okay?"

Eventually with the help of her Mum , who sent all the fabric over from Australia, we each produced one of these panels. It is a Debbie Mumm design. The applique was fused but all of the rest was hand stitched.
By the time I had finished it I was hooked and I haven't done any cross stitch since!

To all of you that kindly take the time to visit here and follow my creative pursuits, I thank you and wish you all a very Merry Christmas.


  1. aww the same to you Deborah and what a beautiful reminder of how it all began for you! so glad it did too! x

  2. What a special piece to hang each year. I'll bet the memories attached to it make you smile each time you pull it out.

  3. That is a wonderful piece to have for Christmas and to remind your of the friendships you have made.


  4. Happy Christmas to you too! xoxo!

  5. Somethings are beyond priceless. Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  6. What a treasure! Happy holidays to you too!

  7. nice for this piece to have such a provenance too!
    Merry Crimble : )

  8. How sweet that you still have and display this piece! I began my art quilt life with something similar...which I happened to have come across not too long ago. I'm going to revamp it. I hope you have a beautiful, Merry Christmas!

  9. Thank you for sharing this lovely memory with us. You have come a long way since :-)
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  10. And a lovely Christmas to you too, Deborah. Lovely hanging and I love items that are full of memories.

  11. And look what she is doing now !!! WOW. Merry Christmas Deb, have a good 2013, saw what you made for Pam, beautiful work as always.


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