I’m not really sure why I ever got this pattern of wool eggs last year – something about it called out to me. I am not an expert at embroidery though by a long shot and sometimes I think I should just stick to quilting – but I like to try my hand at other crafts and hope that I can do something else fairly good just for variety. Oh well the eggs are half way decent I guess but I can’t figure out the fancy stitching that goes up the sides of them so I will do X’s instead. I am pleased with the little flowers though – All are stuffed and ready for the final stitches then they go in a bowl or on the tree – they are larger than I thought they would be so I think I need to find a holiday bowl that they can go in for the season. Here they are just lined up for a photo – the play-doh needs to get wrapped up and put under the tree for Aniya to open when she comes over on Saturday with Melanie to make Xmas cookies. What is your favorite cookie that you make at Christmas if you do? I used to make many different kinds but over the years have it narrowed down to about 4-8 different kinds – a lot get sent home with Melanie! I cut the recipes down a bit so it doesn’t make as many – when the kids were small they loved making cookies too and we made so many varieties it was crazy.
They are a lopsided and not as neatly made as they should have been but I tried LOL
A little more on Murrieta Stars – I forgot to spritz out the blue lines but will do it when I get done with this next section. Thanks for all the encouragement on the new quilt to start next year. I will show the applique quilt and fabric that I have for the other challenging quilt that I want to start. No I haven’t forgotten the Round We Go circle stars or the tiny hexies that will be a table runner or the birds or the wool applique wall hanging – I will continue to work on all of those too – I am crazy I know working on so many – but I know many of you have 15 or more projects in the works so I don’t feel badly that I start and work on about 4-7 at a time LOL. I am linking to My Quilt Infatuation today.
And a big thank you to Gabriele from Germany who has sent me a pair of hand knitted wool socks again this year. Gabriele has made me 4 pair of wool socks over the years and I absolutely love them – they keep my feet toasty in the winter – I get very cold feet in the winter – they also protect my feet well in hiking boots when we go to the mountains traveling. The very first pair that I got from her about 5 years ago is still being worn today – the knitting and wool has stood up to wear so well. Thank you Gabriele!! This is such a beautiful color isn’t it.