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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

And they said it couldn't be done.

Christmas gift

on Tuesday at sewing I was still doing the stitchery for this.
The girls where doubtful that I would get it made to give as a gift on Wednesday.
It was done and dusted by 7.30 and I even fed the family.

Christmas gift

The pattern is an Anni Downs one and I was sad to give it away I loved it so much.
I was lucky Hetties had the same fabric that Anni had used in her sample.

Christmas Bows

Under the cover of darkness 2 weeks ago with step ladder and trusty staple gun I put big red bows around the trees in our circuit. It was blowing a gale and freezing cold Lucas helped me for about a minute then decided I was mad and it was cold so went to bed.
There are about 25 trees........ now wearing big red bows and looking very festive and no one in the circuit knows it was me.

Christmas Bows

Merry Christmas

27 comments:

Cicero Sings said...

Oh I would have hated to give that away too. So nice!

Love how you secretly tied bows on the trees. Fun, fun, fun!

Kate said...

Lol thats awesome! Youre like a secret elf, decorating the street like that :-)

Jodie said...

oooh guerilla decorating - how awesome !!!

Jill said...

Just beautiful Leanne. I have that pattern too but sadly it never saw the light of day this Christmas! Well done on decorating the trees - very festive!!!

Gail said...

well done! wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Patchwork and Play said...

What a beautiful present! I bet it was hard to giveaway! And what a wonderful idea to decorate all the trees-a great present for your community!

Lorraine said...

well done! it looks cute..and I love the bows in the trees...very festive...no thanks to Santa's little helper...too cold! LOL...I am sure he has endured colder conditions while out surfing....I have this mental picture of you and your step ladder and staple gun in the dark....good effort....they even look straight!

Lorraine said...

oh...by the way....I wouldn't have doubted you (getting the tree finished) for a minute!

Amanda said...

I thought you could get it done once all the stitching was done and you are a master stuffer. Love the bows.

Cindy's Stitching said...

That tre is beautiful. Love the red ribbons.

Jo in TAS said...

Lovely finish and the secret bows are fabulous, you'll have the whole street wondering!

Sarah said...

Ah HA the trees look GREAT. Umm think I will do that for our street next Christmas - LOVE it - good thinking.

Oh and the stitched tree is so good. As usual you are so good...

Shirley said...

Oh I would have loved to see all the faces as they spotted the bows on the trees. You are such a fun person and so thoughtful with your gifts, generous too. You will have to make one for yourself.
Have a great Christmas.
Love Shirley.x

Simone de Klerk said...

What an incredible project! I can imagine you were a bit sad. But then, the one you gave it to will be very very happy.
Why did you tie those ribbons around the trees?

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a beautiful project! Bet it was hard to let it go...hope the recipient liked it!

Have a great Christmas!

Cubby House Crafts said...

You have done a beautiful job and I'm sure the recipient will be stoked!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Lisa

Kris said...

The bows certainly took my breath away when I drove into your street. They are lovely! Secrets are such fun! I took my 10 year old Christmas shopping with me (for some of it) this year and he is delighting in the secrets he knows. It's been 3 days and he hasn't breathed a word. When we are alone he says how happy everyone will be when they know our secret. Yep. Secrets are lovely!

Tatkis said...

Oh, it's such a beautiful Christmas project!
And you've been Santa's helper in adding bows to the trees! Great idea :)

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Shay said...

So you're an urban decorating guerilla? The bows looks fantastic and I bet your neighbours are getting a real kick out of them.

And your finished project is beautiful.

Helen said...

I love it! I can imagine it was hard to give it away. Enjoy this one & wishing you a merry Christmas.
Helen
PS - in which book is this Annie Downs pattern published. Maybe I'll make it next year :)

Teodo said...

I love it.
It's wonderful!!!
ciao ciao

Chookyblue...... said...

Merry Christmas........

what a skeeky girl.........looks great........I would have helped.........

Karen said...

Yep I agree with Amanda, world's no. 1 stuffer. Did you fill it with cement? It looks so smooth. Mine looks as though it needs some serious LIPOSUCTION !!!

Levin said...

I love the bows! Such a festive touch. Tell Lucas I think he is a wuss!
We have someone in prospect who goes around putting crochet goodies on things. one day i was walking down the street and i saw crochet flowers in a tree! amazing :)
Have a merry Christmas and hope to see you soon
l
x

nicolette said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Leanne. I’m belated, but we celebrate 2 Christmas days, so my wishes still count... LOL!

Those red bows are gorgeous and I love that stitchery!

Sheila said...

Love the bows on trees:)
Also absolutely LOVE that fabric tree. I went to Hetties site, but I don´t know what the fabric line is called so couldn´t find it. Nor could I find the pattern. Please would you be kind enough to let me/us know the name of the pattern and the fabric line. I feel another MUST DO going on the list for 2011. Thanks so much.

periwinkle said...

love the stitchery , glad you got it finished in time . Those bows are just great , brilliant idea :-)