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Thursday, December 23, 2010

The stockings were hung

...on the stair rail with care! In hopes that Chris got me a little something special in addition to what I picked out at Elegant Stitches!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tree Skirt complete and a new Sewing Resource

There it is - my completed tree skirt. I can hear you now saying "Um, you're doing it wrong." The tree is crammed in a corner this year and we are about to re-do the living room (between Christmas and New Year's), so this has yet to land under the tree.

Once I had all the buildings and critters stitched, making my own piping for the skirt as well as making a ruffle from charm squares stitched together was pretty easy.

As you can see, the underside of the skirt is back with a lovely soft green corduroy ( a score at the Patsy Aiken outlet).

My other new addition to this blog is a sewing Livebinder. If you aren't familiar with Livebinders, they are a resource organizer that anyone can set up and share. Mine is full of some of my favorite sites (which are already linked here) and includes my favorite embroidery sites (which are NOT otherwise linked here). Enjoy and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Almost stitched

Just a few more little characters and then I can stitch this baby together!

I haven't made any garments in the last few weeks...I think I'm having withdrawals, but I need to get the tree skirt (and six Christmas stockings) finished before Christmas Eve.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Deck the Halls

The tree is finally up and with a new Bernina Deco340 to enjoy, I have set out to make a spectacular tree skirt (and the stockings). This is just a preview of my progress. It takes about an hour and a half to stitch out each building and about 20-30 minutes for the smaller things.

Once I get this done, I will post it in detail...in the meantime, I will be spending a lot of time with my friend Bernina.