When I decorate my Christmas tree in early December I always enjoy finding old treasures among the many, many decorations I have collected or been given over the years. I try to remember who gave me a certain decoration, or when I purchased some for myself. I like to buy a new one each year, and should be more disciplined about putting the date on the new addition – but of course I forget.
I have many handmade decorations given to me by patchwork and stitching friends. I do remember who gave me those, as they are so individual, and I treasure them all.
In one of my sewing groups a few years ago, we decided to make a star for each member of the group and exchange them at Christmas. It seemed like a great idea when the topic was raised in the early part of the year. However as the months went on, and no stars were started, the last minute panic began!! I managed to get all of mine done, and was happy with the result. Naturally, I ran out of time and didn’t make one for myself!! But the photos below, show the variety and beauty of the ones I received.
They are a special reminder each Christmas of my friends in this stitching group, and I feel very lucky to have them in my life.
All of us at Always Quilting, wish our blog readers a very happy festive season, and may 2013 be full of joy and lots of time for quilting, patchwork and stitching.