Monday, October 3, 2011

Christmas craft

My sister and I used to start listening to Christmas music in August. It was a great day for us when VHS was available and we could watch the movie "White Christmas" -- I know! Those old habits die hard for me --

I wanted to do a Christmas project for our home here in Turkey. So, I selected a embroidery pattern from my sisters collection. Jana Davidson is a gifted artist who has designed award winning quilt patterns. is where you can find this pattern and many more. I didn't want to make a table runner but a long pillow cover for our couch. The "Santa with his Reindeer" pattern was perfect. Using Christmas fabric for a ruffle, I think it will add a festive touch.

I have used some new style floss (new to me) that is hand dyed so it makes a nice variegated look. Almost like adding a shadow as you go.

For me, this has proven to be a very mobile project that I have stitched while on plane, train and bus. I just love the conversations it has started with both ex-pat and Turkish women. Everyone loves hand made items!

Thanks for stopping by -- love, love Sheryl

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Location:Istanbul Turkey


  1. Great job! Looks like you've been busy today! =)

  2. My gran and I used to do that while sitting on her front porch when I would spend the summers there...oh I miss her. Seeing your post reminded me of how much I used to love doing this. By the way, yours is turning out beautiful. :)

  3. Funny that you are working on an embroidery project...I brought my project back to NC with me in September. I started it BEFORE I was married and am determined to finish it. LOVE the pattern you chose. I had no idea Jana designed patterns. I will have to check them out. I do own a flower pot that she painted that was given to me by a dear friend I used to work with who is a friend to Jana. That was LONG before I met you :)
    Be sure to post your after pics! I can't wait to see how gorgeous it looks on your couch.