What a great day to sit in my quilting chair, watch a movie, and do a little hand stitching. I have a couple of projects I have been working on, for just a few minutes a day, and am finally seeing some progress. Today I am linking up with Kathy at Kathy's Quilts for her "Slow Sunday Stitching" link.
One of my hand stitching projects is "Warm Winter Blessings", a wool applique wall hanging designed by Lisa Bongean. My heart goes out to Lisa of Primitive Gatherings and her family who suffered a terrible loss over the holiday. Many prayers sent to Lisa and her family.
I purchased this pattern quite awhile ago, waiting for a good time to start. With all this winter weather, it is definitely a good time for a snowman! I worked on snowman one...
and all I have left to do is to add some snowflakes to the sky. I also prepped snowman two...
Seems like I may be "crossing over" from Santas to snowmen, but I can certainly see the appeal. Lisa's snowmen are adorable!
With my Santas taking a rest, I also decided it was time to add some redwork angels to my Christmas decorations. I googled "Redwork Angel Patterns" and found this delightful quilt pattern designed by Beth Ritter. She has her angel designed for every month.
It is available online at her Etsy shop, Wellington House Design. I love PDF files. With just a few clicks, the pattern was being printed out on my home computer and I was ready to start.
Not sure why, but I started with the December angel and am working backwards.
My goal is to do two blocks a month and with my "slow everyday stitching", I still managed to finish my January goals. I think December will be my favorite...
But I do like November too!
So off I go to my quilting chair. It's a great day for quilting!