I love the opportunities they share with us for creativity.
I look forward to on-line sharing & visiting the homes of friends.
Below is a table runner created with both machine embroidery & quilt as you go:
Table runner on my design wall
I am so pleased with it's completion, I actually brought it to my quilt guild for show and tell!
Displayed at show & tell while I babble at mike to describe my quilt
Here are some block close-ups:
Next up was garland!
I decided to create my own from ribbons! I collected ribbons of every width, colors, pattern...
I used a clothes line as a "center" and tied the ribbons to it & just kept building up the length & texture...
What I created was a Looooong feather boa & I love it!
And here it is displayed & spreading colorful cheer around my fireplace!
I needed a "gift" swap project & had lot's of thinner ribbons left.
I decided to create a small wall hanging with them and added some further embellishment with buttons.
shaped from ribbons glued down to a purchased placemat.
Atop, I also added ribbons to make it hangable.
Time for a Christmas tree skirt!
I used the same fabrics from the table runner & created a colorful dresden plate pattern...
finished skirt on my design wall
And then I added a crown!
I used a crafters metal ring, (purchased in floral section of Michaels) & tied long strands of ribbon around it to let it flow over the tree.
Tree fully decorated:
Skirt, Ornaments, & Crown
Perhaps I will create some further decorations...
but time is tight, so I think this will likely be it this year...