Here is another project that had been languishing in the same drawer as the snowmen, waiting for a bit of finishing detail! It’s Santa’s Midnight Runner by Letitia Hutchings for Mount Redoubt. I just love her designs, but they are a lot of work! In fact, I am constantly drawn to appliquéd designs. I keep telling myself to never do another one as they involve so much detailed work, but I also never learn from my frustrations - I can’t tell you how many appliqué projects I have done and have purchased for my yet-to-do list!
I just love Santa - I had a little of the gold trim from another project left over and though it would be perfect as trim for his sleigh! I used one small bead for his eye, but will add a couple more to make it stand out. I also thought about using a few beads on the tree.
I decided to quilt this one using a gold metallic thread. I'd never used a metallic thread - to be honest - I was a little scared of it. Once I got my rhythm going and made sure I was using the correct needle, it was a breeze!
I hope to do a bit more sewing over our 4-day holiday. It will be just my husband and I for Thanksgiving dinner. We always cook a small, fresh turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and something involving Brussels Sprouts! Oh - and not to forget - pumpkin pie made with soy milk!