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Playing Catch Up

Now that we’ve stopped traveling for a while, I’ve had a chance to go through some of my photo files and I realized that I had forgotten to post about some of the finished projects that I listed on the“2011- The Year of Getting Things Done” page.

First up, is the redwork tabletopper that I made for my parents’ 50th Wedding Anniversary.

I started working on it in January of 2011 and finished towards the end of October.

I embroidered their names and the date of their anniversary in the center circle but have airbrushed that portion of the photo in order to maintain their privacy.
I embroidered their names and the date of their anniversary in the center circle but have airbrushed that portion of the photo in order to maintain their privacy.

The kit that I used is actually a wall quilt but in thinking about my parent’s home, I couldn’t think of a wall where they would be able to display it, so I turned it into a table topper instead.

Kit details:  Wall Sampler Quilt by Jack Dempsey Needle Art

50th Anniversary Table Topper - 3

The quilting that is more visible on the back was done in simple straight line stitches with white thread used on top and gold thread used in the bobbin to match the gold of the dots on the red backing fabric.

Another finish for 2011 was the Christmas ornaments that I make for our children each year.  I purchased the kit a couple of years ago from Bird Brain Designs.

2011 Christmas Ornament

The kit had 6 different primitive angel patterns but by careful placement I was able to trace and embroider 9 angels on the muslin provided.  I did, however, need to use some fabric and batting from my stash to complete the extra three angels.

I saved out these four angels for ourselves.  Our children received one angel each and I kept one for our own tree.

2011 Christmas Ornaments for Us

The rest of the angels were given away as gifts.

5 Comments

  • wendy
    February 6, 2012 1:54 pm

    Wow! Love that redwork sampler, and those cute little angels! Gorgeous.

  • Sandra :)
    February 6, 2012 3:06 pm

    I can attest that the angels are adorable, since I have one hanging in my craft room watching over me!!! Your parents’ table topper is lovely too – a real labour of love!

  • Maria
    February 6, 2012 8:16 pm

    What a wonderful gift the beautiful Redwork Table is for your parents anniversary.

    and those angels are just gorgeous too.

  • Nancy D.
    February 6, 2012 8:55 pm

    The little angel I have was adorable on our stairway at Christmas time. Love the table topper. What a lovely gift! Hope all is going well with you.

  • Robin (rsIslandCrafts)
    February 13, 2012 9:36 am

    I love redwork ornaments. You did a wonderful job on them. I think it is so special to have a new ornament each year. I do that for our kids too.

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