Posted on | January 3, 2012 | 11 Comments
Once Christmas had come and gone I realised that most of the Christmas sewing I had done was for gifts. And all the Christmas projects I had wanted to make for our home were put aside. So, instead of leaving them until the end of this year, and probably putting them aside again, I thought I could spend some time sewing now.
It does feel a little strange to be sewing Christmas items in January, especially considering the temperature yesterday made it to 40 degrees C (104F). But I am determined not to miss out again.
So yesterday I made this small throw to use on a chair or a small table – about 50 inches square. It is using a Northcott fabric called Wonders of Winter. The red fabric will also be the binding.
This is a closer look at the pattern in the fabrics.
This is another colour way of the same range. I plan to make another small quilt using HSTs. I will start cutting tonight.
I plan to make a couple of other quilts and some Christmas ornaments.
It is a great time of year in the garden. We seem to have a forest of sunflowers.
Love the look of the heads up close.
And the Veggie garden has loved the rain and warmth. Maybe not so much yesterday, though.
These lovely tomatoes are ripening in the hot house. We have been picking them for quite a few weeks now.
We are also still picking lovely strawberries. Mmmm…….