It's the second last week of the Seven Weeks of Christmas Giving. This week I have three very versatile little stitcheries for you. You can make them into a Trio of Trivets as I have, join them together with a button and make them into a swag, or simply use the stitcheries wherever you like!
The free pattern will be available on my website for one week. I hope you enjoy using these designs.
Six or seven months ago, I must have done a lot of sewing! There are quite a few of my patterns being published in magazines at the moment!
Here is Les Macarons in the latest edition of Patchwork & Stitching:
and it's always exciting to be on the cover:
Now I have a confession to make - I don't really know what all the fuss is about when it comes to Macarons! There are many other sweet delicacies that I would rather have placed before me! But what I DO love is the colour! They look so amazing! Here are the colours I chose when I "baked up my storm":
In contrast to my hive of activity six or seven months ago, I don't seem to have accomplished very much stitching lately! The round of Christmas catch-ups, break-ups, clean-ups and shopping always engulf the last two months of my year - it's a fun way to have life engulfed!
Not so fun this week was having a problem with my colour printer. I wasted a whole day trying to get it to work, then another day scouring the internet for a new one, trying to do the impossible - compare apples with apples! I finally worked out which printer to buy, based on its purchase cost and ongoing ink costs, and the best place to purchase it ... only to find when I went to the store yesterday, that they had sold out!!!!! I was determined to come home with a new printer, so went to another store for a different model, only to find they also had sold out! The story has a happy ending, however, as the store was giving big discounts yesterday, and I was able to purchase a better model for just $6 more than I originally was going to pay!
I have managed to stitch a few little Christmas ornaments in front of the TV at night:
Felt is such a versatile fabric:
We have more break-ups and catch-ups this week. It's getting to look a lot like Christmas!