A few of my Christmas patterns have started appearing in magazines, so it's difficult for me not to be thinking about Christmas which is creeping up on us so fast.
I used the lovely Cinnamon Spice range to make the "O Christmas Tree" bag. It's a sweet bag to carry some of the Christmas shopping:
It is in Country Threads magazine 14/7:
On a more elegant note, the "Candle, candle, burning bright Cushion" uses gorgeous silk dupion and gold braid, and is embellished with silk ribbon roses:
It is in the latest Stunning Country Craft Magazine 24/5:
Now, seeing I'm thinking about Christmas, then it is obviously time for gift-giving! Commencing on the 17th November, I will have a free pattern for you each week up until the 8th December.
I have chosen patterns that would be ideal for a lovely hand-made gift and that won't take long to make. There'll be a cushion, needlecase, bag and table runner.
Watch this spot!
I'm now home from the fantastic Creative Craft Retreat. The ladies in my class did a great job of their silk ribbon embroidery. Some of them had never done any type of embroidery before, so it was quite an achievement for them to produce what they did:
I was impressed! It's always a joy to teach ladies who are keen to learn and put 100% effort into what they are attempting.
Now I had better go and put away all the gear that I had to take on the weekend!