Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Christmas Tree Hugger Pillow Cover

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!  


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5 comments:

  1. It's very cute. You're smart to do Christmas stuff now, and I know how much you love Christmas! I think I'd just go ahead and leave it out until December and enjoy it.

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  2. You always make me want to start sewing. Love the Christmas trees and especially like how you covered up the mistake. Good one!

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  3. Hi Sandy-
    that is just the cutest Christmas Pillow. I feel like a tree hugger lately-- what with all our trees being cut down. It makes me sad sometimes...but it's already improving back there, and I like seeing the cows! I love the Merry Christmas, and think you did a fabulous job on the 'save' after the mix up.
    Pat

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  4. Hi Sandy, you are looking way too close . . . what I see is a darn cute pillow.
    Great job and way to have a jump on Christmas :)
    Have a fun week . . . Connie :)

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  5. I love the pillow. I am such a sucker for Christmas crafts.

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