I have so much I want to post about--I should post more often instead of trying to put it all in one post, but here goes anyway. The following pictures are Christmas ornaments made by my mother. As most of you know, she is now 83 years old and has Alzheimers. She has always made Christmas special for my sister and I. My dad grew up very poor and never had much Christmas, so she had to basically teach him the joys of Christmas too. These are homemade ornaments that she made in the 1980s. She made enough for everyone in the family to have a set.
This is an angel ornament that belonged to a set that decorated our tree as long as I can remember. The head is china and the body and wings are wire stretched with a sheer see through fabric like batist. The arms are pipe cleaner like with a bead on the end.
This is the pattern for February in the drafting stage. Just a sneak peek of possibly nothing! LOL
This is a BOM that I worked on at the end of last year. The trouble with it is the pattern is drafted where you make two blocks at a time and if you did n't make all the blocks alike, you would only be able to use 1/2 your blocks in one quilt but have enough for one to give a way as a gift! I am thinking that each month you would use holiday or season appropriate fabrics.
Two of my test blocks-----I wanted to use wool for the contents of the baskets as it is so easy to work with and looks so dimensional.
An angel pattern that could easily be adapted to themes for a BOM with the clothes being different each month and the item she is holding being different.
Then there is my Christmas Tree idea. I embroidered this tree. I thought if I embroidered a different tree each month (color, shape, size, decorations different), it would make a fun BOM and then the following December you would have blocks for a new Christmas Quilt.