Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A little holiday Stitching

Well the house is tidy and on the market and since my back is feeling a bit better I decidedt to try a little stitching.

First a little embroidery that will be turned into a Christmas gift. Three of these snow people were free patterns from the Bird Brain Designs web site and the little girl snowman was my own design in the same style as I wanted to make a little family.

I found the pattern for these owl pillows online as well. Just Google Snuggly Owl Pillow pattern and you should find it. They were fun and easy to whip up though I did not have enough fleece sitting around and had to go shopping. These will be little grits for the grandchildren as I want to give them some handmade gift each year.

Finally a finished block from the Rachel Meyer quilt. I am adding embroidery to each block and like the added detail it adds. The original quilt had embroidered details as well so I think I am on the right track.

Now that I am back in the sewing room, I hope to get back to a few projects that were abandoned during the time of my surgery. I especially want to get back to LE but that will have to wait as I have few more gifts to make first. I am so happy to be sewing again but really wish we were having activity on the house so we could get moving!

 

9 comments:

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

You've done a great job of designing the little girl she fits in perfectly! You are definitely on the right track by adding embroidery to the RM quilt, it's looking beautiful.

Oops-Lah said...

Cute snow people family! I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll make with them. Glad to hear that your back is improving. Good luck with the house sale.

Rachaeldaisy said...

You're getting into the festive spirit with those cute snowmen and fun gift owls. Even your Rachel Meyer quilt has cute deers. Enjoy being back in your sewing room!

Karen said...

Your snowmen stitchery is cute, cute! I have been in a snowman mood and making some different gift items using snowman patterns.

Thimbleanna said...

Don't be too discouraged about the house -- it is the holidays, after all, and the slow season for house sales. But, I know you know that -- just trying for some moral support here LOL.

Love those cute little owls and your idea to give something handmade every year. And your applique block is gorgeous!

A Nudge said...

Glad your back is feeling better. Love your projects and The RM blocks are so perfect with the embroidery added. Good luck on the house sale!

Michelle Huddleston said...

Welcome back! I know how it feels to recover from spine surgery and be able to stitch again. It feels like a miracle!

Jane in Wales said...

I am so happy that you are stitching again! It is lovely to see what you are doing. The Rachel Meyer block is so lovely!!

Barb said...

those owl pillows are a hoot! (ha ha)
Your block is really lovely,the pink berries are so sweet.
love the snowfamily -especially your little girl!