The first photo is of a redwork Christmas wall hanging I made and named Thoughts of Christmas. Thoughts of what Christmas is like as a child, and then now as one who belongs to the Lord.
I also decided that we needed a Christmas tree skirt for under our tree. I found a pattern for the blades, and then started the search from colouring books for the embroidery designs. This is what the end result looks like.
After all this was done I thought I could breath a sigh of relief, that I had all my stitching completed prior to the Christmas week. I was wrong,....lol... my daughter, Jenna, in Australia telephoned me and asked if I could get a Christmas tree skirt done for her and have it to her in 4 weeks time, ready to put under their tree.... Kids..... So of course the search was on again, the only difference was, that she wanted an appliqued skirt. This is the final result.
And finally on the Christmas front, I won a lovely pattern for a wall hanging last year and immediately thought of Jenna, as I just loved the verse that was embroidered across the top and bottom of the border " I'll be home for Christmas, If only in my dreams". When she opened it the tears flowed. That wasn't the response I was hoping for, but to let her know that I missed her terribly.
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