Sunday, November 10, 2013

In readiness for Christmas

In spite of the fact I was laid low for a couple of days with the flu [that visited without invitation!] I have managed to complete a Christmas table runner, or it would be equally suitable as a chair back, or cover for that plastic box of 'stuff' taking up a corner of the room.
This is not the first of these 'runners' I have made over the years; one was considerably larger, but they are simple to construct, use 2½" of a fat quarter and a few other pieces of fabric that one often has in their stash.  Add some holly leaves, and berries [red buttons suffice] and the finished result is bright and colourful.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


The days are flying by and with the advent of warm weather Christmas cannot be too far around the corner.  I have things I hope to make before then! 
My big project was the Scottish themed quilt which I will show a photo of at another date. 
Two or three years ago I made a Christmas swag from what was then a free pattern and is still available at a reasonable cost here  I loved the finished swag and this year when it became evident that a Big Family Christmas was on the cards I decided to make another, albeit framing it to suit the room of the recipient.
As well I have completed another fish [my name for it is Shy Susie] from    This BOM offers free patterns if you download them each month, but they are available for purchase.
Several projects are waiting their turn to be completed!!!  The sewing machine cover is seldom on it.