The quilts are up, then it’s time to dig deep in the boxes and bring the little treasures out. My quilting pen friend Carol from South Dakota has sent me lots of lovely items over the years, and they are all very precious. Over several years she sent me this collection of Christmas mice sitting on top of sewing items, and the cute little pincushion elf too. I like to arrange them on a hand made lace mat made for me by a pen friend who has since passed away.
My Santa is sitting at his sewing machine patching his special red Christmas outfit, and is labelled “A Stitch in Time”. This also was a gift from Carol, aren’t I a lucky girl!
How many of us have made a stuffed pinecone like this? I made mine so many years ago that I can’t quite remember when! I can remember cutting those little circles of Christmas fabric, putting wadding in the middle, stitching them up, then gluing each one in place. It is probably vintage by now!
The three gold Christmas trees look down on my two little hand made golden Christmas Angels, made in a class ages ago. Roly Poly angles, I think they are called, simple little things with ribbon bows for wings and a wooden ball for a head.
I found this Christmas decoration a couple of years ago and liked it so much I bought two, one for my daughter and one for me. The Santa sack full of goodies opens up to show what is inside.
I love my Rudolf stocking, and this is the first project I have made using fabric dye. Done in a class, we first traced the design, then dabbed the dye onto the fabric. I stitched around his body, then finished off the stocking. Poor old Rudolf, Robin doesn’t think much of him. “That’s the funniest looking reindeer I’ve ever seen”, he declared when I got him out of the box.
This is a peep at some of my Christmas treasures. Each and every one has a connection to someone, or a story of when and where they were made or purchased, so they are all special in their own way.