I just wanted to share one of my projects I'm making this year for the holidays for friends and family! If you are looking for quick patterns to make this year, then Simply Christmas by Sherri K. Falls is just for you because she combines piecing, applique, and embroidery to embellish cute, holiday-inspried gifts like a mini-quilt, embroidered tea towels, and a cute cup cozie. For this particular gift project, I chose Trim the Towel.
This past weekend I decided to make a cute Pumpkin Spice
Table Topper as a
holiday project. I spent a rainy weekend hand sewing while watching a British
miniseries on my computer. Heaven! I haven’t done much embroidery in recent
years so it was a fun to brush up on my backstitch.
Thank you to everyone who entered this year's Win Your Wish List contest - we had over 1,000 entries in just one week! We selected three participants at random as the winners. Congratulations to Gen Greco, Pam Nieman and Linda Douglas! These three lucky quilters will each receive a $50 Connecting Threads gift card.
It's so fun to see what's on everyone's wish list this year. Some of the items our winners had on their lists were Essential Thread Sets, a few of our wonderful books, Batik Fat Quarter Samplers, and our beautfiul new Gift Sets.
You can visit this page to get a peek at Connecting Threads' most wished for items. Of course, the staff here at Connecting Threads wanted to get in on the fun, too. Since they couldn't enter the contest, they've made their own wish list. We hope all of your holiday wishes come true this year! Thanks again to everyone who entered!
In Sweet & Simple Patchwork Gifts: 25 Charming Projects to Make Using Classic Quilt Motifs
by Hisako Arai and Yoko Sanjo, I was drawn to the Market Tote and coordinating Small
Bag because I wanted to practice English Paper Piecing (EPP). I chose the Small Bag because its size was more suitable to a quick Gifty Galore project.
Last year when we were asked what we would really like to get for Christmas for our Staff Wish List, I decided to shoot for the moon. I have always heard you should dream big. I really wanted one of the Easy Display Quilt Hangers. They are beautiful and made out of nice quality wood. Well, guess what? I didn’t get it! None of my coworkers bought it for me. Those jerks! Ha ha.
This year I decided not to aim so high; so maybe I will actually get what I want. I am going to fill out the Connecting Threads Wish List and email it to everyone I know, especially to my husband!
Although I still want the Quilt Hanger, I would really love to get one of the new Sew Straight Guide Rulers this year. They have a suction cup so they stick to your acrylic sewing table or insert. I have a quarter inch foot on my machine but once in a while I need a different seam width. Maybe then I will sew accurately! There I go dreaming again. What are you wishing for this year?