You will glance another santa in the corner of the lounge. The red of his coat matches the red of the poinsettia. Yes madam, that is one of the Patchsmith's many, many, many (yawn) mug rugs under the poinsettia but not one of her own designs.
On the coffee table the autumn runner has been replaced with a design from Tilda. Please do not put your coffee cup on it though - I've had to escort many a person from the palace for just such an offence.
The Patchsmith loves designing and creating but she also makes time to try out patterns from other designers.
This runner is an adaptation from Tilda's 'Crafting Christmas Gifts' book. As you can see the reindeer are cute but not as cute as the little elf hiding under all the presents.
If you turn to your left you will see a little tree nestled on the bookcase. Unfortunately it isn't a real tree as the Patchsmith is allergic to pine needles - they make her come out in profanity. She did explain once, when she stood on a pine needle stuck in the carpet but I didn't quite understand due to the string of expletives. I wanted to shock her with an epi-pen straight to the heart but the cook warned me that against it. The gingham hearts add a lovely home-made touch don't you think?
strip piecing method of applique - she says it's quick and easy leaving her more time for shopping for fabric although it very nearly landed her in trouble with the law recently!
last tour - she doesn't miss a thing that nosey old ba...., ahem, I mean that observant, dear old lady. But gather round, I have a photo of it which Beth took when she was dusting as a reminder of her first love (the snowman that is - not me unfortunately!).