My husband commented on Sunday how bare the house looks with the Christmas decorations put away. It is bare, but it's also clean and feels to me like a fresh start. I am keeping a bit of Christmas with these winterberries and my first finish of the new year, these fun pillows made with embroidery panels that Michele, of Calico Daisy sent me.
This loopy quilting is a first for me. I love the look and it wasn't too difficult. Reminded me a bit of those days in school practicing cursive writing and making 100's of little e's.
The pillows (they're euro sham size) will replace these for awhile. My living room is aqua and brown and the pop of red is really refreshing and fun. Look closely at the panels...each is a house with a Christmasy saying...peace on earth and joyeux noel. A nice reminder of that Christmas feeling.
Michele has an embroidery business and will work with you to do just about anything you can imagine. These panels are just my style...simple and whimsical and I loved working with them. I can see them in a Christmas quilt too. Michele, I may want more of these. Contact Michele. She's creative, great to work with and can do not only panels for a quilt, but custom quilt labels or embroidery embellishments for just about anything. Check out Nanette's new header. Michele's embroidery appears there too. So cute! I'm sure Michele and I will be collaborating again soon.
The "Creamsicle Whirlygiggles" quilt is under the needle being quilted. I hope this one turns out. My seam ripper and I are getting a bit too familiar.