Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas projects

Does anyone else wonder what happened to all that time we thought we had before Christmas? While I try not to stress myself with last minute gifts, I thought I had lots of time to do a few but I'm not making the progress I had hoped. Well, I'm working on extra little things anyway, so that's OK.
It was brought home to me just how close the holidays are while I was outside this morning putting lights on a couple of our bushes.

After lunch, I sewed the binding onto my table runner. It still needs to be hand stitched to the back, but it's presentable enough to take to our guild Christmas dinner tonight as a show and tell. Another reminder of the approaching holidays!

This next picture is the beginning of an idea I had for a round table topper. I used some snowflake designs cut from freezer paper, ironed onto white cotton. Then I spritzed it with diluted fabric paint. I'm not sure about this one; I don't like the rounded edge to the snowflakes. I think I like where it's going though so I may cut more snow flakes and start another one. At the same time I will experiment and add another layer to this one. I picture adding some deeper turquoise, some free motion stitching and some glitter.

6 comments:

elle said...

You are off to a great start with this. I think they do look like snow flakes.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

love the outdoor pot Holly....I still have to do that part...I've been finishing the last quilt before Christmas...just took it out of the frames. Now I can get moving !!!!

Kate said...

I love that table runner. The colours are so bright, for the dull days of December.

pegsplace said...

I have no idea where the time went! I like your tablerunner and I can't even tell that it isn't sewn down yet. Kind of curious for your snowflake piece, yes the snowflakes do look like snowflakes.

Sam said...

Looks like your creative juices are flowing!

Jeanette said...

I love those snowflakes! Did you hand cut them or use an accuquilt? How do you add glitter?