Another great Christmas pattern is Holiday Season from Country Cupboard Designs. It includes a lovely wallhanging and a table throw. I particularly like the table throw. I've made a couple of similar throws and find them really handy at Christmas time, to throw over coffee tables or sofas. You can also put a hanging sleeve on the back and use them as wallhangings as well.
I'm also a real fan of blanket stitch applique - it's so soothing to do. I can get into a good rhythm and off I go.
Back to normal
Yesterday was such a nice day here, it was like Spring had arrived. I sat out on our front verandah (my favourite spot) and did some stitching for a couple of hours. It was so relaxing and refreshing that I actually felt 'normal' afterwards. Time out like that helps me to keep things in perspective. I'm still feeling the benefits today. Have resolved to do it more often - weather permitting.
Until next time