I was shopping with a girlfriend the other day and the shops are full of toys ready to Layby for Xmas. I made the comment, that it is too early to start thinking about Xmas but obviously I have been doing just that for quite awhile now:
Im about 2/3rds of the way through some redwork stitcheries for a new quilt called My Xmas Wishes. They have been such fun to design and stitch and they bring back so many wonderful childhood memories.
Thesedays the things on a childs Xmas wishlist are usually the latest technology or the latest craze!! Gone are the days when you opened a skipping rope or a teddy bear and you were the happiest kid on the block (hmmmm that makes me sound so old!! lol)
Im using Modas Isnt Christmas Jolly fabrics to put this all together:
I love these vivid colours, this is defintley a sweet range of fabrics!!
And I have just sent off a Xmas cushion that was commissioned by Australian Country Threads which will apear in the October 2008 issue. I cant show you any pictures of that just yet!! It goes to show, its never too early to think about Xmas......its something we can enjoy stitching, all year long!!!