Monday, 23 December 2013

Peace and Joy at Christmas

 Above are some of the Machine Stitched Hearts we have been making stitched onto a garland.
And
Below is my Christmas Tree featuring one each of the Hand Stitched and Machine Stitched Christmas Hearts we have been working on here and in class.
 I've made and given some of these hearts to some very special people this year.
It was a pleasure to make and give these as little gifts to spread some Christmas Joy x
Above are some lovely Christmas Hearts (plus one Star) that Ros has made.
And hung on a 'real tree' too.
Lovely work Ros

Monday Class will start again in the new year.
Meanwhile
I'd just like to wish you all - each and every one...
Peace and Joy this Christmas.
And
May your stockings be overflowing with 'Quilty pressies'

I've just found this lovely video for you all
I just love the banter they have before the song begins.
So I'll leave you with
Bing Crosby & David Bowie
And
Little Drummer Boy

MERRY CHRISTMAS ONE AND ALL



Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Christmas Cushions - Monday Group

Hello there my Quilty Friends,
This weeks Monday Class was our Christmas Lunch.
Twenty nine of us went out for the day to Cowbridge, did a little Christmas Shopping and generally had a good old Christmassy time.

I bought these rather nifty skating boots in Cowbridge


I'd like to share with you a couple of pictures of  work that Judith C. bought along this week to show us.

Firstly Judith has been busy making the Hand Stitched Christmas Hearts I showed you all how to make last week.

And Secondly, a picture of some rather Elegant Christmas Cushions Judith has 'run up' - 
Judith described them as Simple but I think Elegant is a better description of these little beauties. 
Yes, they are a simple idea - but it's Elegant they look.
And what a lovely/easy way to showcase your Christmas Fabrics.
AND
I'm claiming these as 'Strippy Cushions' as they follow on nicely from the Strippy Quilts we were all making earlier this year.
They would make fabulous Christmas Gifts
Just think, three strips a piece for the back a cushion and your good to go. 

Well, my Quilty Friends I'd better be off now.
I've loads more little Hand Made Hearts to stitch,
I've been popping some in with Christmas Cards as well as working on a wreath and garland of Hearts.
Yours in Stitches, Joy 

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