My sewing store has offered "Christmas in July" sewing sessions.
I couldn't pass them up!
You know how I love Christmas!
This session we appliquéd three simple trees to white cloth background.
Then I added ribbon embellishment and red piping.
I goofed sewing my "Merry Christmas" the first time.
I didn't have the fabric tight in the hoop and it shifted and messed up the stitching.
I saved the project by appliquéing another tree in the center of the red tree with decorative stitching - thus covering up my "mistake" very nicely.
I moved the "Merry Christmas" lettering down on the trees on my second try and made sure the fabric was tight in the hoop.
I actually like the results!
Now I have a cute Christmas pillow cover!
And it's removable.
On the crocheting front I'm still fussing around with patterns and colors for the throw for my sister-in-law.
I started a throw but I'm just not happy with the colors (trying to use yarns from my stash).
I may have found my inspiration as far as yarn colors but it means I have to buy more yarn because I don't have the colors on hand.
But I've learned it just too much work to not be happy with one's pattern, stitching and colors when working on a large project like an afghan.
I'll share more on that project later.
Have a lovely day dear readers!