Hello Christmas Sewists! Just when I thought I had wrapped up the list, I saw this in a shop. I have a love/hate thing for panels but the colors and theme of this one just called to me.
As Sewists we can add a seasonal flavor with small sewn touches. I have two friends who literally transform their entire houses to Christmas Wonderlands. I visit them to "get in the spirit" because they are already done decorating. A tree in every public room. You heard me. And they are color themed and exquisite. The furniture is placed to strategically feature each one. The wall art is changed to Christmas themes in paint and embroidery and cross-stitch. All dishes and glass ware carry out the theme. Bathrooms and bedrooms are decked out as well as kitchens and sometimes even storage areas. I know. The outside is trimmed with lights and wreaths, sleighs and bows. It is magical. They are my idols.
Among these people I am a dud. But I try.
One of my favorite Lifestyle Bloggers is Anne, from On Sutton Place. I think she represents many of us who decorate reasonably with color and theme. She has started a series about her home this week that shows lovely photo's of her front porch. She emphasizes that she works on a budget. Her results are beautiful. Click anywhere on this paragraph to visit her home.