Monday, November 2, 2009

thoughts of Christmas

As I was saying last week, I always like to make small Christmas gifts for a few people in the office. So this year, I decided to use my new skills of rug hooking to design a small keepsake.

I liked this Santa and went ahead started with the first four. This will be small trivets or mats with the year, 2009 on it. I found a great tip from Cindi Gaye and used it to make sure the border was straight by using a pencil and drawing it along the "ditch" of the fabric.

I mounted this little Santas on my lap frame and will work on them. I need a total of 10 or so small gifts, so I better get busy!


  1. Julie,

    Very cute project and I'm sure the 10 lucky recipients will be very happy. It's amazing how November 1st signals that chemical reaction to start making Christmas gifts for me too. First one off the frame. Lots more to come.


  2. Lucky recipients is right! That Santa is just adorable!

  3. Absolutely beautiful, Julie. What a job!!! I love it...have never done a Santa.....