Towards the end of November I saw a mystery Christmas stitch-a-long advertised. It was a freebie by Hugs and kisses, it was only for Advent, so I wouldn’t be committing myself to a long project, and a little bit of stitching for Christmas would be fun! I signed up!
I have to admit that I thought it would be a mixture of embroidery and quilting, sort of stitch an embroidery, make a block, so by Christmas we would have something made and I would have used up some of my Christmas fabric stash. It turned out it was just little embroidery blocks and as yet no instructions on what to do with them, having said that, they are very sweet and I have enjoyed stitching them.
They’re all designed to fit in a 2″ circle. I stitched them all in DMC 115 which as you can see is a variegated red. As you can see I’m a bit behind, I’ve got 16 stitched. I also managed to stitch one on the wrong side of the fabric, so my logic said stitch another one on the wrong side, it won’t be as noticeable if there’s more than one!! Hence there are two stitched on the wrong side!
I think these are my favourites so far…
I quite fancy making a table runner from them, but I’m open to suggestions and ideas – I am planning to make the other eight.
In the meantime, hope you have a lovely Christmas and a very happy New Year x