My sister Odilia made me this pillow for Christmas. I have it on the bed in the guest room sitting with my gingerbread dolls. I bought them many years ago at a craft fair. I was shopping with my next door neighbor and dear friend Karen. She passed away suddenly shortly after that at a very young fifty years of age. I love the pillow and I love my sister that made it for me.
I embroidered this cardinal on one of our long car trips. The center has been sitting patiently on the pile of UFO's on the sewing table. I added two borders and quilted a simple background. I like it!
I added another tree this year. This one is on the lanai. I found a pattern for tiny knit socks and made ten different ones. Next year I'll do mittens and hats all in red and white.
Detail of the little socks.
Here is a picture of the front door. Tom hung the garland and the balls. Does it say welcome to you? We hope so.