My Nov ‘18 OMG was to sew a simple Christmas patchwork cover for my cutting mat. I was able to get it done early in the month and enjoyed working with all the festive Christmas prints in red, green, and aqua (I’m not sure when aqua became a Christmas color, but I am totally on board!) This quilt actually does not quite cover my cutting mat, but I like the look of the small numbers and markings at the edges. It certainly covers up all the unsightly gashes in my cutting mat (perhaps it’s time for a new one in 2019?).
I started to do some Christmas decorating on Thanksgiving, and I love looking at the ornaments I’ve accumulated over the years, especially ones that were given to me by my mom and sister. The photo above shows the cutting mat cover I finished this month as well as a number of soft ornaments that I pinned to the design board that I keep behind my cutting table. Don’t worry I am still using my big design board for working on quilting projects over the holidays (and of course I still have plenty to work on!). The close-up below shows two of my mom’s quilting ornaments that I truly treasure:
Another favorite ornament is the crossstitch angel I made MANY years ago, probably in my 20s, that I still love to pull out of its protective tissue paper wrapping every Christmas.
Do you have some special ornaments that you can’t wait to hang at Christmas?