We're still getting ready for our Christmas, open house that we are hosting here at the shop this weekend. I thought that I would quickly make another gift bag out of some beautiful green, paisley, Christmas fabric that had come in but alas... I did not bring home enough. I began thumbing through one of Nancy Halverson's Christmas books and decided to make something totally opposite...and way more complicated... than the gift bag that I had originally planned on making. Below is a picture of what I made instead.
The pattern had called for some handwork to be done in the open background space...I decided to save some time, so skipped that part of the design. I went around each section of the pattern using my black, 12 wt. thread along with a buttonhole stitch.
In the background I glued on a ton of pearls...can you see them? Clay buttons are fun to have and to add onto this fun and whimsical project.
Here's the back of the small wallhanging. I had my sweet friend Sharon Mominee quilt my project...isn't gorgeous? Make sure you take a closer look!
Now for the book.... Nancy always comes up with the sweetest ideas!
I wanted you to see the quilt that is on the back cover as well....cute isn't it??
Until next time.....
Psst.....I'll let you know how the Open House goes. ;-)