Since 1999, I have been having Christmas in July celebrations with my quilt group. The current group started in the autumn of 2001 as a second group and this group is still together. I enjoy having these 12 ladies here each month and coming up with fun ideas for us to work on. Often they are things I design myself but sometimes I come across something and just know it will be great for us to do. This patchwork charm wreath is one of those things. I saw it on Bep's blog. She has a quilt shop in the east of Holland.
This is my version of the wreath using two charm packs from Moda. They are from the Mistletoe Manor collection. I added little pinecone Christmas ornaments. This was fun to make and I am going to do one now for autumn.
What better to try and forget our summer heat this year but making a Christmas project while enjoying a Christmas picnic and seeing a little Christmas tree. I still have the tree up in my living room hoping it will cool me off. *grins*
Please note this special little slideshow for a special friend! Saskia organized the 6 volunteers for our Christmas picnic and did a mini version of our annual Christmas party. I do quizzes for them each year at our party where they can win prizes. She make us all a mini Christmas cracker and then had 2 play a 'name a quilt block' game which had a different color prize in their cracker. She then cleaned up my entire living room and even put my furniture back in place while I was not looking. She is a gem! Thank you so much Saskia!
At our High Tea, she asked me why there were no photos of her. Well, she took my camera and shot many of the photos of the group. I teased her that she cannot take the photos and be in them at the same time so this slideshow is for you Saskia...