I know it seems that Christmas is a long way off but in stitching time it's not really. I like to decorate the house wih Christmas 'things' I've made like quilts, stitcheries, dolls, etc, and every year the same thing happens - I wish I had more things to put out or 'new' things. Last year I made projects every month and by the end of the year I had some nice new things but this year I haven't done anything. So I thought I would start gathering some ideas.
One really nice pattern is Gail Pan's All things Christmas. It has 16 little stitchery blocks as well as instructions to put the quilt together (finished size is 40"x48").
If you didn't want to make the quil, I think the stitcheries would be great in other projects as well - wallhanging, bags, cards - endless possibilities. There's plenty of time to make the quilt for this Christmas as well.
Every couple of weeks I get this clean up my sewing room bug and I rush around doing just that. The room looks great for a week or so and slowly the clutter comes back and then I clean it up again. I'm kinda in the 'must clean up' stage so by the end of the week it will turn into a compulsion and then I will feel good for a week and the mess will come back again. Still haven't worked out where all the 'stuff' comes from. Must breed or something. Maybe that's the key - find its breeding ground and wipe it out before it starts. Sort of like weeds.
Maybe I'll start on my workbench today - lost my scissors yesterday - must be under the pile of fabric. Wish me luck!
Until next time