This is my first time of being involved in 1 Christmas Item a Month, organised by Narelle at Pins and Whiskers. My first item of the year, which also happens to be a UFO, is a Christmas table runner. I had hoped to have it finished for Christmas 2012, but it didnt happen, so it became my first goal for a Christmas Item for January.
I was given a fat 8th bundle of blue and white Christmas fabrics while in UK in October, and have used some of it to make this table runner - so this year I will be able to gift it to someone special. I will be able to make another project with the rest of the bundle.
The pieces were cut to make a different project, which after I started, I knew wasnt going to turn out right, so I rearranged the pieces and made this design. The colours show more contrast in daylight, rather than in a photo.
Every year Sew This and That, our LQS, organises a sewing day to make breast cancer bags and pillows. Throughout the day there were so many people coming to help cut, sew, press, and finish off the bags and pillows. My friend and I stayed for both the morning and afternoon sessions. This year we managed to produce a record number of finished bags and pillows - 157 of each. (a small number of those were made beforehand by people who were unable to come on the day.) Even so, it was a brilliant day, and we were very pleased with our results.