The last of my 2014 free Christmas designs is now available. It is a very quickly made Christmas Bell ornament.
There are so many variations that you could do to put your own stamp on this simple pattern and they only take an hour or two to make. I hope you have fun making some for your Christmas tree. You can download the pattern here.
The four 2014 free Christmas patterns will be available permanently in my store, so if you or your friends missed out, you can go to
to find the links for those and my other free patterns.
I'm a bit of an eclectic designer. I do patchwork, make quilts, work fine embroidery, love applique and dabble with silk ribbon embroidery. I enjoy all these facets of my craft and tend to rotate from one to the next so that I don't get bored, but I can't be too long without a needle and thread in my hand! I enjoy doing stitcheries where you get results fairly quickly and can use a range of stitches without the time-consuming perfection that is needed with fine embroidery. That is what is behind my "Singing Heart" stitchery, which is one of my favourite designs this year:
It appeared in the November issue of Australian Homespun magazine:
Stitching definitely makes my heart sing!