I thought you might like to see some of the projects I did last year during my 12 Days of Christmas event coinciding with the Christmas blog hop event. Here are some links to those projects, plus some other Christmas projects from prior years. In keeping with my blog being about a lot of subjects, there are a number of different kinds of projects here. I also added a page at the top of the blog to gather my Christmas projects together for your convenience later. Click on the titles to see the post.
Christmas Wool Applique Penny Rug
Christmas Trip Around the World Quilt 2015
Quilted Table Runner with Tablescapes – Figure out what you’d like to find at the thrift stores before the holiday season.
Gifts From The Kitchen – including my recipe for Double Dutch Brownie Mix.
More Ornaments and Decorating Ideas
Christmas Vanilla Sugar Cookies
Cozy Christmas Reading – mystery books set at Christmas time.
2015 Christmas Runner Quilt Along
And one last idea from last year, use a table runner as a bed scarf! Makes a room festive without taking up a lot of storage space.
The Christmas in July Blog Hop ends today,
so I wanted to give you one more list so you can get in on the drawings for the wonderful prizes Sarah has. Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict arranged a great hop and giveaway Deadline for entry has passed.
The lovely folks over at Free Spirit Fabrics have donated not just one item for a giveaway, but THIRTEEN! And it’s pretty drool-worthy stuff, too – it’s Tula Pink’s new holiday line, Holiday Homies!!!
Sarah has six design rolls, six layer cakes, and one fat quarter bundle to give away – and here’s how she’s going to do it! Visit each stop on the hop, including this blog, and leave a comment on each post for the day. At the end of the hop, Sarah will do a giveaway for each day by putting everyone’s name in the hat who commented that day (from all that day’s hop-blogs), and drawing a winner for that day. That will be twelve winners – the design rolls and layer cakes. Then she’ll put all the names from all the days in a hat and draw out a grand prize winner for the fat quarter bundle! Only one prize per person, though – let’s spread it around a bit! So carve out a bit of time to visit all the blogs and comment – it makes the time bloggers spend on each post worth it when we see what people think about our work! The deadline to make a comment on all the blogs to be included in the drawings is July 26th. Due to some family problems, the drawing will be delayed to August 4th or so, as she deals with her father-in-law’s illness and hospice care. Giveaway is done.
Here are the participant blogs, have fun!! The participating blogs are linked to their main pages, you may need to scroll back to find the Christmas In July post. You’ll note that some blogs are listed more than once as have more than one project to share. My link will take you back to that page for the travel bag.
Friday, July 14th
From My Carolina Home– My Scrap Dance Swing Bag pattern is now on My Patterns page.
Saturday, July 15th
Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Sunday, July 16th
Swimming in a Sea of Estrogen
Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Monday, July 17th
Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life
Crayon Box Quilt Studio
Tuesday, July 18th
Seams To Be Sew
Stitchin at Home
Wednesday, July 19th
The Colorful Fabriholic
Smiles From Kate
Thursday, July 20th
The Inquiring Quilter
Friday, July 21st
Katie Mae Quilts
Saturday, July 22nd
Kathy’s Kwilts and More
All Points of the Compass
Sunday, July 23rd
Mel’s Quilting Blog
Monday, July 24th
A Dream and a Stitch
Tuesday, July 25th
Kathy’s Kwilts and More
Plans are in the works for another Autumn Jubilee event, more on that later. Are you starting on your seasonal sewing yet?
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30 thoughts on “Christmas in July plus more ideas for seasonal sewing and crafting”
I have been pleased to meet you over the course of Sarah’s blog hop. I am now following you on my favourites as I love your host of ideas. Thanks. Janice.snell (at) gmail.com
What a great collection of ideas! So many of them to comment on – I don’t know where to start. The last one, using a table runner as a bed scarf is a fabulous idea! We host Christmas Eve so that would make the room where all the coats are dumped look nice – for a bit anyway until the bed is covered. Thanks for all the helpful tips. ~smile~ Roseanne
Wow, thanks for all of the extra ideas. I enjoyed looking at your displays, like bed runner on the bed and table settings on the table. It really puts things in perspective. I guess we should all be ready for Christmas! Probably not. LOL
Love all your ideas and projects. I have started my holiday sewing, but honestly I have been finishing projects started last year for the holidays and never finished.
So many wonderful ideas, I can see doing something like this for each of my children.
Love all your Christmas projects-what wonderful gift ideas-I always enjoy reading your post every morning! Thank you for sharing, Susan
I remember some of those projects, love your blog.
Thank you for sharing and organizing so well for all of us! Thank you!
Thank you for participating in Christmas in July! It’s been a pleasure to see all the wonderful ideas.
I remember your work from last year and know that you will do a fantastic job this year too. I made my first yarn purchase for Christmas gifts this week. Hubby just shook his head. He knows it’s a year round event for me . Our heat wave has finally broken and I can walk outside and still breath now. We even got some much needed rain. ♥
You have so many great ideas. I especially love the bed runner as it adds such a seasonal pop to the room.
Love the bed scarf. I’m wanting to make some for the seasons. Who knows. I’m also a reader especially at Christmas. It’s how I unwind to sleep at night. I have actually read a few of Joann Fluke’s , but have not seen the others. The Christmas Cutter Killer sound good. It’s not a blood and guts one is it? I will try and find it online if not. I love white Christmas deco items, so the deer is a hit with me. Thanks for the additional ideas.
Carole, you are so talented! I love the recap of last year’s Christmas in July! The stitched ornaments make great gifts for friends. I unwrap many each year from friends and I always am reminded of who gave it to me!
There have been so many good ideas shown on this hop! Thank you for sharing them with us.
Too busy doing Quilts of Valor to think about much else. creations4u7 (at) aol.com
wow so many wonderful ideas. thanks for sharing. I have really enjoyed this hop
So many more wonderful ideas! I made a bunch of those felted penny rugs for all my friends last year and they all loved them. I managed to keep two of them for myself though! I have enjoyed this hop immensely!
Thanks for sharing so many wonderful ideas. It’s fun to look at all the wonderful dining settings. In today’s hurried world, so much of the fine dining has been lost with disposables but I still love beautiful table settings.
How much fun to realize that I recognized most of those posts! Yes, I’m working on a couple of Christmas quilts, one for this year and one for next – or maybe both for next year. LOL
Thanks for all the links to more holiday fun. LOVE the recycled card one because you took it a few steps further than I’ve ever thought to go!!
A lot of great ideas, I am saving them. beimborn (at) charter.net
All your Christmas ideas are lovely!
Wanted to check the blog hop list to revisit the wonderful ideas and some how I think I missed the first day! You have some great ideas an a couple I want to make. I really like the cross stitch pillow. I have a dew pieces done, the cookies, and your bag. Thank y for the ideas. I’ll be reading you in the future. Merry Christmas.
*Thank you!*, Carole! I remember when you shared many of these wonderful ideas, and it’s great to have them together for future reference! (page link at top of your blog)… That is SO handy!
Also… I *love* that picture of the beautiful table runner as a bed scarf!!… I have to do that!
*Thank you, again, Carole!!*
Love that bed runner!
Wowee! What an awesome list of ideas. So glad you did this post.
What a lovely list of ideas!
I really like your table runner/bed scarf!
I am in deep denial about how quickly the summer is passing. That being said your beautiful projects are a lovely reminder of the fun that is ahead. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope your week is going great.
Busy, busy, busy! So many lovelies! I love the first little ornament best 😉 Thanks for sharing @ Vintage Charm, Carole!
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