I have been busy these past few weeks, preparing for our Christmas concert at my church. And decorating our house for Christmas. But, I did manage to squeeze sewing into my precious spare moments ... to get started on my December Across The Pond Sew Along project.
December's pattern is designed by Amanda, of The Patchsmith. This is her December ATPSA placemat:
|Amanda's Trio of Trees paper pieced placemat|
I dug around in my fabric stash, and got out a pile of Christmas fabric that I had been saving for some " special" project.
After I finished putting my placemat together, I realized that I had picked country primitive colors . I used to paint with acrylic paints, and really loved to make winter scenes, in dark reds and blacks and hunter greens.
|I painted this about 15 years ago|
This is my placemat:
|Susie's ~ Trio of Trees paper pieced placemat and napkin|
|Fussy cut squares of the cat and cardinal|
|I put snow caps on my 3 little trees|
|I machine "blanket stitched" my tree on my napkin|
|My winter house on the hill picture and my Trio of Trees placemat|
I am going to make my second placemat, on Monday, after the concert. I want to look at them where my husband and I sit to eat, at our peninsula counter. (Maybe then I will keep it cleared of my piles of fabrics and patterns "to be worked on." LOL )
I am going to put my pictures of my placemat in our Across The Pond Sew Along Flickr Group. ( http://www.flickr.com/groups/2154636@N22/) Take a look over there and see what we are making! Join in with us!!
And don't forget to check back here on my blog, on Monday, Dec. 10, for details about my giveaway in the Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Party and Give Away !
So, even in the midst of the hustle and bustle of this holiday season, I hope you find time to sit down and relax a minute , with a mug of coffee or tea, and think about something or someone that you love .
|I'm off to my sewing room!|