This is a miniature Christmas sampler I finished this weekend. Originally I had intended to use it on my dining room table. But that table is now part of the "dining room quilting area". So I will hang it for the holiday season. But first it is being shown in our guilds Christmas quilt show at the Commerce, GA library.
I used lite heat and bond for the applique and then did a very narrow buttonhold stitch on the applique. It was machine quilted, by me, and since I am mostly a handquilter it was a learning experience.
I especially love the red fabric I used and went back and purchased more for my stash. Now I am going to watch for the quilt shops after Christmas sale and go back and buy even more if there is any left. It truly is a lush color of red.
I am working on a Christmas runner/wall hanging. Sorry no pictures, maybe later. Last night after my Sweetman was in bed I was able to get in about an hour of sewing. This piece has applique that I did with Heat and Bond lite. Now I am appliqueing on the machine with a button hole stitch. Since I now have converted the dining room into a mini sewing area I may just hang the piece for this Christmas.
My Sweetman is doing well. His disease has hit a status quo level and does not seem to be escalating for which I am delighted. We are having fun days getting out every day to go somewhere. His favorite trip is a drive up to the mountains. I want to go back during the Christmas holidays as I think he will really enjoy all of the decorations and lights.