Don't let my title throw you, spring is still here even though we keep warming up, then falling back into cold winter. It's been lovely here this week and I'm sitting at my desk drinking Lady Gray tea after a nice lunch.
I thought my lunch was pretty so I snapped a pic. My dinnerware has seen better days though. Is it cheating making your tea by popping a tea bag into a reusable K-cup and running it through the Keurig? Oh, how lazy!
But I didn't title this post Pretty Lunch and Cheaters Tea, did I? Here is Merry Christmas:
Design ~ Merry Christmas
Designer ~ Nancy Boyarsky of Glory Bee
design from the JCS 10th Anniversary Collection book
Fabric ~ 32 count Lugana, tea dyed
Fiber ~ DMC
I did something different when finishing this, after I sewed it up I thought it looked awfully nice, just the way it was. Instead of stuffing it, I added a piece of cotton quilt batting that I put iron-on interfacing on both sides of to stiffen and trimmed to fit inside. I hand-sewed the turning space and trimmed the seams with cording to match.
The result was this flat, but still soft ornament. I probably won't make many of these because usually I need to stuff them to hide imperfections, but this one looked great. I love everything about this ornament, the design, with the crammed together "MAS" to make it fit and the smyrna stitches in the border and I love the unusual finish.
I leave you with a picture of Molly and her tongue tip poked out. She goes about like this ever since she lost those three little front teeth, it's much worse when she sleeps, an inch or more. My conclusion is those three teeth were a key component of the tongue retention system...
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