First off where did last week go? Heck, where did last month go? I can't believe it is already December. I had lots of plans for things I wanted to stitch up before Christmas but several of them are just going to be shelved till next year.
I did get this little bite put together - the pattern is Tickle from Miss Rosie's Little Bites series. You can see it here.
It finished about 23" square. The stars are a petite 6". I used the Kate Spain collection, In from the Cold. You can see it here. For the background I found a mottled white with silver metallic polka dots - you know how much I LOVE polka dots.
I thought the birds in this collection were sweet-
And this gingerbread guy is dapper with his tie -
And a cute kitty -
I want to do some simple quilting in a metallic silver thread to finish this off. I plan to display it in my living room under my creche. And speaking of decorating for Christmas, I got a start on things yesterday. I know last year I whined and moaned and complained about the pre-lit tree I had that wouldn't light. And I swore I wouldn't buy another one, but I don't listen well, even to myself. I ended up buying a new tree at Lowe's last week. The branches are quite realistic and it is really full of lights and for the moment I am quite smitten with it. It required no fluffing. Just put the 3 sections together and plug it in. Each branch is a separate metal rod and they are assembled so they just fall into place. I hope that it will last longer than the last one. I'll get the ornaments on later this week and take some pictures.