Many years ago, when the children were still small, I worked on this cross stitch picture. The project took a couple of seasons to finish, but I'm glad I didn't give up because it's a nice little reminder of when the kids were small.
The house is decorated, the outdoor lights are up, the Christmas tree is in the stand, always a pine tree, and tonight Woodworker Hubby and I will decorate it and be ready for visits from family and friends. Most of the ornaments are Santas that have been given to me over the years, so it's always a special treat to unpack the boxes and hang each one.
I had a lot of fun in my sewing corner over the last few days and managed to finish my little Christmas quilt that I told you about HERE and HERE. Because several of you mentioned that the quilt looked like a window, I added some snowflakes and I call the quilt, "Christmas Window" or maybe it could be "Window on Christmas"?
I couldn't make up my mind which way the window should be hung...
so I added two sleeves on the back so I could hang it either way, depending on the location. Of course I chose a busy fabric for the back so it would be harder to find the thread nests that might be hiding on the back!
The snowflakes are fused in place and tacked in the centres. I thought it might add a little character if they flop a bit over time. (Besides which I couldn't imagine tackling all those edges with my blanket stitch today!)
Don`t you love it when there are so many choices?
I'm keeping this post very short today because it's such a busy time for many of us. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope that you will enjoy special times with families, friends, and maybe some fabrics over this festive season.
It's a great day for quilting!