Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Christmas is creeping in

Yesterday was my day off but also the Secret Santa lunch at work so it was a very nice feeling to drag myself away from the stitching and the housework and go into work without having to actually do any work for the buffet lunch and pressie exchange

This little chap was my secret santa present - he's a little wooden carved santa sitting on a painted tin box - and best of all when you take off the lid he's filled with Green and Black's organic chocolate - Heaven!!!

The stitching took the form of using up some orphan flying geese from my brother's table runner. My dearest friend from Taunton has just inherited her mum's dining table and sideboard and I thought a short runner would look just great on the sideboard.

As it is only 4 blocks long I decided to quilt it in the pattern rather than allover holly leaves and so I've left it with the green star points and the red border standing up puffy - I will get it bound tonight and give it to her at end of school tomorrow when all the children break up for Christmas


joyce said...

The table runner is beautiful. I am in awe of your piecing skills. Nary a lost point that I can see!

quiltpixie said...

love the runner -- it'll look beautiful on a "new to them" buffet.

Shelina said...

That is a nice table runner. I'm sure your friend will really enjoy it.

Fiona said...

Did you use a metallic thread for the quilting? It looks like you might have done but I can't tell - either way beautiful quilting as usual.

Libby said...

A very festive table runner -- your friends are sure to love it.