Sunday, December 23, 2012

A little Christmas magic

This year I have been really conscious that I haven't made one Christmas themed thing! Not like me, I normally make something to add to the Christmas decorations every year. But the thought of cutting and sewing pretty much anything in the last few weeks has been too much for me.


Happily, the magic of Christmas decided to sprinkle itself in my direction this week. Some intensive treatment with a brilliant physiotherapist in the last 3 weeks has finally had the desired effect and the basic things like walking and moving have been so much easier this week. Yesterday afternoon, I needed a little headspace and felt up to a little sewing. Having swooned over all the triangle quilts out there online this year, I decided to cut some triangles from my Christmas fabric scraps.

It went along suprisingly quickly, and I managed to finish up this cute table runner this morning. Not too big - it fits our living room coffee table perfectly, or we could use on the kitchen table.


It was a bit of a rushed affair - knowing my back had its limits for sitting at the machine, I rattled through the piecing and quilting without much attention to detail - hence, lots of wonky quilting lines, and the most careless ever machine done binding. But, once it is in use and I am not looking at it from 6 inches away, those flaws will fade into the background and I'll just notice the colour and the lovely little triangles!



I hope you all are ready for the big day, and that the kids are almost at fever pitch of excitement waiting for Santa, like mine are!! I'm not sure if I'll be back posting over the festive season, or into January as I want to spend lots of time with my family relaxing before the new baby arrives - and all the mayhem that will bring.

So I'll sign off by wishing you all a lovely, happy and fun Christmas and New Year, and just to say thank you all for your lovely comments, good wishes and friendship this year. I hope that after baby arrives and settles in a bit I will start to get back to my normal self again :-)

22 comments:

Nicky said...

Lovely runner Sarah! Good luck with the patter of tiny feet and have a great Christmas!

Kate said...

I think your runner is beautiful!
Merry Christmas

Di said...

I'm glad that you managed some Christmas sewing. I wish you a happy Christmas and a safe delivery. Di x

Emma said...

I think it's lovely Sarah. Happy Christmas and best of luck with your baby :)

my4lilgirls said...

gorgeous work Sarah, as always, I love your sewing.
Have the best Christmas & pray the baby arrival brings you & your family so much joy & blessing
Karen x

Contented Caroline said...

Well done on the finish - its gorgeous, the fabrics and those triangles are just lovely. Have a lovely Christmas and good luck with the baby x

felicity said...

It's a beautiful project, Sarah! I wish you and your family all the best this Christmas and enjoy each other before the wonderful mayhem of another little person joining your family!

Lynne said...

That's a lovely table runner and you're right about not noticing it's quirkiness!

I wish you and yours a lovely Christmas and a great 2013.

cheeky monkey said...

This is gorgeous! Perfect for the table and a little Christmas touch.

Happy Christmas and great you are feeling better!

Patchwork and Play said...

It's a lovely runner Sarah! Enjoy the time with your family and may the new year bring you peace, joy and lots of love!

Helen said...

Fabulous Christmassy Tablerunner Sarah! A great addition to your Christmas collection.

Have a wonderful Christmas with your lovely Hubbie and gorgeous and two Littlies while you await the arrival of the new Baba!

Fingers and toes crossed for you!

Love
Hellie

Judith, Belfast said...

Beautiful runner S! I hope all goes well with baby! Have a lovely Christmas and New year. Jxo

Leanne said...

Merry Christmas to you and enjoy the holidays. I am glad you are feeling a bit better, and I hope you can relax and have some fun before the delivery.

jeifner said...

Well done!

Crystal said...

I want to tell you how very much I enjoy your blog and the projects you create. I'm totally jealous that you would whip that table runner up so quickly - bravo! Enjoy your Christmas and I'll be praying that the new babe arrives safely. ((( HUGS ))) from Canada.

tusen said...

Oh, I love triangles, the runner is great. Have a lovely Christmas and New Year!

Katy Cameron said...

It looks great, and, glad you're walking again! Have a great Christmas :o)

Altax said...

This looks great. Excellent design.

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Flying Blind... said...

Lovely runner!
Take it easy my lovely twinnie friend and have a great Christmas xxx

Kirsten said...

Such a beautiful runner Sarah - it would be good for charm squares too. Wishing you and your family all the best!

Kelli said...

I love this Sarah! Great job. :)

Cindy said...

What a great make! It's so pretty and perfect for the holiday :)