- Getting organised for Christmas early is still definitely a good plan for me.
- I really like the look of the giveaway prize for this month - and you've gotta be in it to win it!
So I started thinking about what my Christmas sewing priorities for this year would be.
One thing I really liked from our Christmas just gone was that I made a bit more effort than usual with the Christmas dinner table. Usually just the fact that the table is completely cleared before setting/eating makes it extra special in itself! But this year I put out a couple of pretty candle lanterns and a centre flower/evergreen arrangement - nothing amazingly time consuming or fancy but it did make it feel that extra bit more special and Christmassy. And so I thought I'd like to continue that this year and maybe take it up a smallish notch or two.
And I've started this month by making something very quick and easy for the Christmas table. Some mini stocking cutlery holders.
I just cut up an old felted wool jumper in a festive red, machine sewed the pieces together and added a little contrasting top stitching along the open top edge. Incredibly simple.
As well as adding a festive touch to the table, I think these will have one other benefit. I am pretty sure, especially judging from Maria's reaction to these already, that she is going to be very keen to set the table for me next Christmas. Which will be one less thing for me to have to do!
- January Fiona at http://celticthistlestitches.
- February Ruth at http://benandcharlyscorner.
- March Danielle at http://peskylife.blogspot.co.
- April Tina at http://celticthistlestitches.
- May Pam at http://www.threadingmyway.com
- June Jen at http://quilterinthecloset.
- July Heidi at http://redletterquilts.
- August Sally at http://wonkypatchwork.
- September Sandra at http://suddenlysandra.
- October Nesta at http://ellaandnesta.blogspot.co.uk/
- November Karen at http://practicallypippy.
- December Angela at http://celticthistlestitches.
So there'll be plenty of opportunities to join in and get yourselves organised for Christmas.