Updated December 4, 2019. I must admit, I was exhausted yesterday afternoon. I was supposed to have two medical tests to be sure nothing was wrong yesterday morning in San Francisco, starting at 8 AM. To do this we had to leave very early (4) and I could sit in Starbucks while my DH worked a bit.
Usually this is OK, but they had
On our way to the appointments we got stuck in traffic, hampered by construction, and ended up taking wrong turns. To fix this we had to loop around two of the highest hills in SF. We attived 35 minutes late for the first appointment. They did not bother to tell us that the test would take longer than the time we had before the second appointment & even made it sound as if they would see us immediately. No doing. We told them off and went for the other test.
It wasn’t paindful, just wearing, and we didn’t learn anything I could not have told them without the fuss. But at least the techs were nice.
So I’m tired, too tired to make sense of anything I read. Instead of finding something fun on the Web, I’m reposting two delightful ornaments you can stitch and finish well before Christmas.
Onto my reprint of these two little projects as my apology:
Here’s your Christmas presents from me. These are free charts for two simple Christmas ornaments you can make using threads from your stash and 14 mesh plastic canvas.
Both are based on classic American quilts. You can make them in any colors you choose and they will only take a little while.
Because they use plastic canvas they are easy to finish and those instructions will be at the end of tomorrow’s post.
The first one, pictured above, is based on the Diamond in the Square quilt, so often seen in Amish quilts. It’s stitched entirely in Pebbly Perle. The chart os below.
Use any color scheme you like. I used a quiet analogous scheme of pink, violet, and navy blue. More saturated colors could make a really bold design.
This one uses a five patch quilt block as a basis for an ornament which looks like Cloisonne enamel. The design is outlined using gold metallic then the blocks are filled in, again with Pebbly Perle. The chart for the design is below
This uses the same color scheme of pink, violet, and blue, but look how different it is! By choosing a much lighter blue, and more saturated colors, the scheme is bright and cheery. Adding the gold also brightens it.
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Merry Christmas!! Thanks for all the wonderful updates and goodies you share with us!! I hope Santa brings you everything you’re wishing for!! Hugs, Barbi
Sister Diane says
These are wonderful! Thank you so much!