Xmas in July!!

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!!!


  1. Wohoo! You have sent the cusihon pattern to Australian Country Threads! Congratulations! The cushion is so great, and I have a feeling there will be lots of them around by Xmas time :o)

    Those stitcheries are so pretty! This will be such a wonderful quilt! Keep up the great work!

    Hope you're having a great day!
    Big hugs...

  2. Christmas and redwork. What a great combination. Can't wait to see the whole quilt and your pattern in the magazine.

  3. Hi Rose,
    I gave Charlie a skipping rope for her birthday and she loves it. So there you go....some traditions live on.
    Love A Jules

  4. Love the sneak peak and those fabrics are great. looking forward to seeing it all put together.

  5. Love the sneak peak of your new christmas quilt! Look forward to see the whole quilt!

  6. Oh how funny, I just purchased two books on redwork over the weekend! Lol* Can't wait to see it finished - I have to find out if you can get Australian Country Threads here in the States! :)

  7. Love the fabric and love the stitcheries!! Im a Christmas Buff so looking forward to seeing it all together! Cathyxx

  8. I will be in the newsagent looking for the magazine. The stitching looks great close up, love to see the rest of it. Happy Stitching Hugs, Kathy

  9. Oh you are so bad teasing us with just glimpses of the redwork and telling us about the pincushion. Your designs are so cute, can't wait to see the entire quilt!

  10. Your new design looks good from here - I am looking forward to see more of it as it comes along :-)

  11. I love the little glimpses of your blocks. =) Do I have more coming?


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