More Christmas crafts

Yesterday I turned in the final T-shirt quilt to my neighbor and, as gracefully as possible, ended my career piecing T-shirt quilts. Back home, I got a burst of energy and cleaned the house: dusting, mopping, vacuuming, even the bathrooms. It felt good to be away from the sewing machine (gasp!) and getting stuff done.

Today, I thought I would show you some more Christmas items that I’ve made over the years.

Here is the wreath I made for our front door:

outside wreath

Here is a close up of a table runner I cross stitched:

It's hard to see them because they're red, but there are a gazillion French knots in this design.

It’s hard to see them because they’re red, but there are a gazillion French knots in this design.

dining table

I also cross stitched Christmas motifs onto this bayberry colored Anne cloth. This project was a lot of fun, possibly because it was so different from others I’d done. It required a size 22 tapestry needle and six strands of embroidery floss. Stitching with only one color of floss certainly made it quick to finish.

afghan1

afghan2

afghan3

Here’s the dining room all decorated:

dining room

As I look at all the things I’ve made, it occurred to me that I must be happiest when I’m making something, although that most definitely does not include¬†dinner.

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2 responses to “More Christmas crafts

  1. jo ginther

    OK, if you find that wreath missing, you can find it on my front door!!! It is stunning! Also, what a beautiful room! You have shamed me into getting out the boxes and putting up some stuff. Darn you!

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