Merry Christmas

I would like to wish everyone who drops by this blog a Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2018.

Instead of a plant themed Christmas greeting I am sharing with you my Christmas sewing and craft projects this year.  I have really embraced my love of sewing and embroidery this year and made some lovely new friends through it.  Apologies for the poor quality photos, they are from my Instagram account and have lost something in quality in the transition to the blog.

The top photo shows a wall-hanging I have made this year.  The centre is embroidered in red work and has a quilted border.  It’s only my second wall-hanging  so I am pleased with the outcome.

The cushion was designed and made for my Embroiderers Guild Christmas competition.  The theme was ‘stars’ and I was thrilled to claim second place against tough competition. You can see the other entries on our Facebook page (see 16th December). I have to say though that sewing on white felt wasn’t the best idea and I learnt that I’m not very good at repetitive things.

My final project is a ribbon wreath.  It was very easy to make just involved a lot of ribbon cutting and tying – simple but effective

I hope you enjoyed seeing something different to my usual plant themed photos.  If you are interested in my handicrafts I share them on my Instagram account and maybe I will share some more on the blog in the New Year.

So it just leaves me to say Merry Christmas.

 

 

 

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Gail Devries says:

    Hi, great to see your sewing and craft projects. I joined a craft group this year have and made some things this for our annual sale but I didn’t get round to making any Christmas crafts so you have inspired me to make some things for next year.

    Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year
    Gail

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Gail
      Christmas does give you a good deadline!

  2. rusty duck says:

    Merry Christmas Helen.
    You are a talented stitcher. And patient! I love the wreath too. The simplest ideas are always the best.

  3. Anna says:

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas Helen and a Happy New Year! Have fun sewing and growing xxx

  4. I hadn’t realised the cushion was for a competition, congratulations!! Merry Christmas xxx

  5. Alison says:

    Merry Christmas Helen! Love the colorful wreath! I used to sew a lot, but my eyes and hands aren’t what they used to be.

  6. Caro says:

    Happy Christmas, Helen. Love seeing your work, you shown some lovely pieces. Crafting is something I need to make more time for as I do enjoy it and used to make loads of things (embroidered comfort pillows for my nieces when they were smaller – they still have them!). The current project is a crochet blanket, several years in the making now! Maybe one for the New Year’s Resolutions!

  7. Yes, felt can be a real trial to stitch with. I know a lot of crafters swear by it, but I’m much more inclined to swear at it!

  8. Beautiful work – I love your stary cushion. Merry Christmas 😊

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Thank you

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