Friday, 20 December 2013

Christmas is coming....

... and I've finished work today. Not just for Christmas but for maternity leave. I don't think it has really sunk in yet - maybe when I don't have to go back to work after Christmas it will feel more real....


In the meantime I have finished some hand made Christmas decorations. These will be winging their way to some Bee mates who have had to wait rather a long time for their blocks... a couple of them will get this hopefully just in time for Christmas, the other possibly not....


I got some Christmassy scraps and started with some crazy patchwork with a piece of calico in the middle. I quilted as I went and crossed my fingers, as crazy / improv patchwork isn't my forte. Once it was pieced I drew a Christmas motif and got out the perle thread. The holly is backstitch and the berries are lots of French knots - I nearly regretted this half way through as it was a lot of French knots but I love the texture it created. The Christmas tree is chain stitch, backstitch, a star-ish thingy, and some threaded running stitch.


Just need to finish the actual bee blocks now...

3 comments:

Diane-crewe said...

best wishes xx

Lin said...

Love your little decorations. Hope you have a lovely Christmas. xx

Sonia said...

Love the decorations. Enjoy you maternity leave, I remember it feeling like a holiday to start with!