Monday, August 26, 2019
A Christmasy surprise in August!
Nanaland. Among other subjects, Arlene writes about cross stitching, decorating, books, grandchildren, and her little getaway place in Georgia. She is one of those bloggers I hope to meet in real life one of these days.
What had Arlene sent me? It was a project-filled magazine called Annie's Christmas, the 2015 edition. It seems that Arlene had won this magazine at a cross stitchers' group she attends. Kindly, she thought of me and my Christmas blog and decided to send it on to me. She enclosed a note:
What a nice surprise! This thick magazine contains many projects to knit, crochet, sew, cross stitch, quilt, or paper craft. Although obviously I will not make every project, I do already see a few that I would like to try. My eye is drawn especially to the sewing projects like the kitchen set pictured below. It's a set of place mats and hot pads with a sweet vintage look. I think that I would make the hot pads and use them as mug rugs. This project would be perfect for using up narrow scraps of Christmas fabric. I'm not much of a quilter at all, but I think I could manage this beginner-level project.
Thanks for your thoughtfulness, Arlene! It was like Christmas in August!