So did you all have a lovely Christmas? Mine was crazy, full of food and family with us hosting 33 people for tea on Christmas Day, 12 of them under the age of 10.
So now the dust has settled time to get organised for my 2014 sewing projects, this year as always I plan to focus on some BOM's and have already begun working on some.
Christmas Eve saw me doing some Christmas stitchery.
These bells are part of a red work Christmas design that I started in 2012, the pattern is by teddlywinks.
I have also completed May of the year of blooms BOM, and am now about to start June ( it's drawn up ready to go). I liked doing this one as my birthday is in May.
Tonight I started quilting this, and chose an "invisible" thread for the backing thread as I have backed it is cream homespun. I have done about half of one block, but my eyes tire. It's not easy quilting with black thread on black fabric under artificial light.
I have gone around the ditch of the design and then shadow quilted it several times, and then filled in the large space with small stipple.