Sewing mends the soul.  ~Author Unknown


Every Christmas I bring out the same old decorations I’ve had for years and years. Some have sentimental value of course, but last Christmas, equipped with my new sewing machine, I decided it was time for something colourful and different.

New to the art of quilting and keen to practice my skills, I made two very easy table runners (although the one above is actually on the windowsill!).


Nothing technically difficult, but colourful and cheery for the festive season. And I’m pleased with my amateur efforts. Next Christmas I think I might try making some placemats and another tablerunner, this time for the dining table.

It’s always good to have something crafty to look forward to!