Happy New Year and Merry Christmas

Hello everyone I hope you had a happy Christmas and New Year. I spent it with my children. I have almost finished Long Time Ago In Bethleham, had a little problem with finishing Twas the night before Christmas and am slowly catching up with Christmas in Italy and Fernhill which only means I have to get my act together. I am hoping to have Long Time Ago In Bethleham finished over the weekend. I hope you and yours had a wonder time and I’ll catch up again.

How to do a curve window

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I was doing the 5th block in Chirstmas in Italy.  The house requires three curved windows.  It is not like I haven’t done these before but have found putting notches into them not effective for me and I have just needled turned them with very little success in getting the ideal shape.  This time I followed the technieque of makeing a yo-yo.  This allowed me to get the curve which I was much happier with.  I first tacked down the straight folds to provide the starting frame of the window.  Then I used a tacking stitch along the area I wanted to curve then pulled it together which resulted in the curving of the fabric.  From their I stitched the window down and it was completed I lovely curved window.

Block 4

Wow it has been a while since I did this block, but now it is finished it is looking quiet good.  The pine trees I made quiet thick as that is what I imagine they would look like.  I found the windows very challenging to do as they are done in needle turning technique – so small to do yet challenging.  I have been good and kept up with the purchase of the blocks and I have just picked up the 8th block – so tempted to do with santa flying up in sky but I will be good and avoid the temptation.