Today you are in for an extra helping colourful, creative sunshine filled with photography and projects that will make you smile.
Say Hi to Sherri
Sherri Sylvester grew up with a mom who sewed, like her mother before her. Once her oldest daughter was born Sherri’s sewing hobby quickly turned into an obsession! She began writing Thread Riding Hood in 2012 as a way to share her sewing projects – bags, clothing, home decor, quilts and lots of things for her kids. Many of them with a tutorial, Sherri has posted over 100 free projects and patterns to date. Making those projects is easy when you can order supplies from her Pinterest board of over 55 Canadian Online Fabric Stores!
Sherri says: “At my home, Making Merry during the holidays means so many things. Handmade gifts, with fabrics to match each personality make lots of merry grins. Christmas pillows in red and green are unwrapped each year – only out for this special season – with a merry recounting of memories for each one! Christmas pajamas, new or old are specially chosen to be worn when merrily reading Christmas stories by the tree. Christmas really brings out the best in sewing – the ability to make someone special smile!”
A Merry Placemat Project
Today Sherri makes merry with 14″ round quilted placemats appliqued in the form of oversized, jolly holiday ornaments. Her tutorial includes printable PDF pattern pieces. Click here to see the full project! She says that this pattern provides a great opportunity to try out some of your decorative stitches. (Sherri is a member of the Janome Artisan design team and sews on the Skyline S5)
We have another special guest posting planned for tomorrow, so be sure to visit again.