I participated in an ornament swap with some friends in an online housekeeping group. I made them each a patchwork tree...
I had Joke's name and she wrote about using silver and crystal on her table during the holidays. I knew as soon as I read this that I was going to use this blue, grey and silver metallic fabric. It brought to mind her table setting.
I finished them and then decided that she needed a special quilted pouch to hold the napkins when they are put away.
I spent every moment I could working on 13 crochet gifts for the door prizes this year for the quilt group. I made 4 hot cocoa mug warmers, 4 coasters for large tea mugs, a magic hot pad, a scrubbie, a pan handle pot holder (slips onto the handle) and two crazy quilt pincushion...one made in an egg cup and the other in a sunflower tea light holder. I totally forgot to take photos of the gifts before I packed them up so this photo is the best I can do to show you what I made. *grins*
I had made an extra set of napkins for Mieke. I was concerned the person who had her name would not make it and wanted to be sure she had a gift. I took some fabrics from my stash and created a set of green and gold tree napkins for her.
2011 was a year of stitching also and here are the projects I was able to complete last year:
Christmas tree pillows - Christmas
Holly and berries
14 Sajou letter ort jars
Blessing to all pillow
Dagi's sampler wall - Crows, Corn and Cats
C is for Cat
Minerva cat sampler
Alsace Heart ornament
Little Red Riding Hood Christmas pillow
Next time I will review my year of crocheting...