Saturday, 16 March 2013

The Christmas Spirit

I have not had much time since M was born mid-December to do any stitching or quilting. However I did work madly before she was born to try and finish at least 1 project on my to-do-list...specifically a Christmas project.

I love Christmas. It's my favourite time of year. Last year I was determined to have at least 1 handmade Christmas item on display which I had created myself. The Stars and Swirls table runner fit the bill nicely and, as an added bonus, was the 2nd quilting item I have completed since starting quilting!

Here it is in all it's glory, nicely set off by some new Christmas decorations.

Here's a close-up with some of the detail. The stars were hand appliqued with blanket stitch. The swirls were hand embroidered with stem stitch in metallic gold thread.

I now have a couple of other Christmas projects I want to complete but at the rate I am currently going I don't think they will get done in time for this Christmas!

Happy stitching everyone.