All is Calm, All is Bright

All is calm, all is bright - I’m rather fond of the Christmas Carol from which this line comes, Silent Night. It has a gentle tune and the words are full of meaning – especially relevant in today’s world that very often is far from being calm and bright.

That’s why I have used this title for these quick and easy Christmas decorations. They are a no-stress quickie and would make a great last-minute gift.


These ornaments need only a few scraps of fabric, a dip into your embellishment tin and a few minutes of calm stitching.



I don’t know why we bother about Christmas mittens in Australia with our hot temperatures, but they are fun to make:



Then of course you need a Christmas Tree to put on your Christmas Tree:


The pattern for these ornaments is in Handmade Magazine Vol 34 No 4.


If you don’t have access to the magazine, then the pattern is in my Craftsy Store for the modest sum of $3. 

While I was in the “uploading patterns to my store” mood, I made the effort and at last my Wildflower Cottage pincushion is there too. You might want to whip one up for a Christmas gift or do some holiday stitching for yourself. 



We have a couple of break-up parties to host or attend this week and one of my jobs is to provide games and puzzles. I’m a puzzle freak so I’ve been organising some Christmas themed fun. I’ve based a couple of puzzles on some Christmas Carols.

With Christmas coming so close, it’s time to remind you to download the 2015 free Block of the Month Keys to Contentment patterns. They are still available and will remain free until 31st December. Download them all here.

Happy stitching!
Val



7 comments:

Nanna Chel said...

The decorations are lovely, Val. You sound very organised and ready for Christmas. My grandchildren will be here in town this year so I am looking forward to their arrival next week.

Corina said...

Lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!

Connie said...

These are all very cute. I especially like the cottage :)
Merry Christmas!
Connie :)

Christine M said...

Lovely decorations, Val.

shez said...

they are gorgeous Val xx

Ondrea said...

LOve those decos. You have just reminded me to sandwich and quilt the BOM. I pieced it all together and need to finish it. Have a wonderful Christmas.

desertskyquilts said...

Such cute ornaments! And the pincushion is most adorable with that little bluebird.