It is time for Week 6 of our Connecting Threads 12 Weeks of
Christmas celebration. That means we are halfway to the holidays, hopefully
with some fun gifts already made! For my contribution this week, the Timeless Tote, I updated the appliqué on a tote bag from CT's past. I wanted a design, part traditional and part whimsical,
to accompany our lovely Lasting Legacies collection.
Oh, gosh, I was complaining and struggling to come up with an idea for
our 12 Weeks of Christmas free pattern, and Sue popped her head up
and said, “figgy pudding”! My response was, “what?” I had no idea what
she was talking about!
When I first saw the Oh Christmas Tree pattern by Nancy Rink,
it was love at first sight. So I begged Nancy if we could use her
pattern as a download pattern for Gifty this year. Her directions were
so easy to follow and the project went together so quickly, depending on
what applique method you use. It only took me a weekend (with lots of
other engagements) to finish this project up. I used fusible applique,
but hand embroidered the button stitch around the tree.
You've seen the back of my pillow, here's the front.
Ho Ho Ho Christmas time is coming don't ya know! We've made it to week four of our 12 Weeks of Christmas countdown, and so far we've seen a beautiful embroidered pillow and two supper
cute applique pillows. I thought I'd make something a little bit