Well today is my day to post in the wonderful Christmas Joy Blog Hop!! Stacy is an AWESOME host and we all love that she does this every year…
I have been CRAZY busy and can’t wait till me life slows down a bit!!! So on to the HOP!
I want share with you a recipe…now I know that rice krispies aren’t really elegant…but I have to start making things that I made for my kids growing up…now that I’m a Grandma. I think this recipe is something they would enjoy anytime of the year…You could put red/green sprinkles on the melted chocolate for Christmas time…(I don’t care for sprinkles so none for me)…But I did however make this recipe this last weekend for the biggest kid I know…He will be taking them hunting this weekend…He is so excited because he has one of those fancy cameras that record any movements in his field…WELL….there’s a few Bullwinkles running around and it’s got him all worked up…Here is an actual photo of the rollup…ok..maybe if I didn’t put the whole bag of chips in it wouldn’t have mushed out…I would only put the chocolate on the first 3/4 of it as it rolls and spreads as you roll it…and I want to say that making this was super easy and VERY good!
This year I did a bunch of ornies with the “tree” theme…so for you, I did an old fashioned light bulb with a tree on it! I also want to let you in on a little secret…In May 2016 I will be having a new MODA Fabric line and book called Christmas Gatherings…where you will find lots of quilts and wooly things! Can you believe I have been working on this since summer?There will be some more “bulb” ornies included in the book too to complete a whole set of 8 bulb ornies!
PLEASE READ ALL INSTUCTIONS BEFORE BEGINNING
TREE LIGHT BULB 2 1/2″ X 4 1/2″ finished
4 1/2″x 6 1/2″” red wool #8 O775 Valdani Thread
2″ x 3″ holly wool #12 O540 Valdani Thread
1 1/4″ x 2 1/2″grey wool #8 O512 Valdani Thread
1″ x 1″ gold wool #8 O154 Valdani Thread
1/2″ x 3″ brown wool #12 P12 Valdani Thread
other threads needed: 3SF O178 and various colored #8 threads for ornaments on the tree
fusible web, # 24 and #22 chenille needles.
Trace shapes onto fusible web. Cut out just outside of drawn lines. Remove paper and place fusible onto correct wools. Make sure you have enough red wool left to use as the backing…so in other words stay close to the edge. Iron and cut out shapes on the drawn lines. Do not remove paper from the back of the bulb shape. Remove paper from all the other appliques. Place appliqués onto bulb. Iron with lots of steam always keeping the iron moving at all times. Save bottom for later.
Remove paper backing off of the bulb and stitch appliques and embellishments, using the threads indicated. If the thread indicated says 3SF you are only to use one strand of the 3 stranded floss. Use the #24 needle for the #12 wt. and 3SF threads, use the #22 for the #8 wt. threads. Cross stitch the branches and trunk. Stitch a long stitch for the ornament hangers and then place French or colonial knots on the the end of all the hangers. Stitch the top star just like you would draw one with 5 long stitches.
When stitching is complete, remove paper off the back of the bottom. Place the stitched bulb onto the remaining red wool. Insert the bottom of the bulb under the bottom edge of the bulb . Iron bulb with lots of steam, again always keeping the iron moving. Cut away the red wool using the bulb as a guide. Blanket-stitch the edge of the bulb, and change to the grey thread when stitching the bottom. Stem stitch 2 lines on the bottom of the bulb.
Stitch a hanger in the top of the bulb and it is ready to be hung on the tree! Below is the tracing layout for the Tree Light Bulb.
I hope you come to visit Primitive Gatherings online, or in person at one of our two locations WI or CA. Starting this Thursday-Saturday we have lots of fun going on with our Primitive Christmas! With lots of new free patterns and a kit for a free wool pincushion for a min. $25 purchase! Come get yours starting after Midnight on Wednesday, which is technically Thursday!!! lol! If you can go to the shop we have cookies and door prizes along with make and takes! Normal shop hours…Make & Takes 10-1pm. Will be doing a full blog post tomorrow with pictures!!!
Here are the other designers in the HOP if you want to go back and see what they have all done, lots on nice things for you to make for Christmas yet this year…Stacy is tomorrow and that is the end of the HOP!
Nov 6th * Plum Cute Designs
Nov 7th * Gail Pan Designs
Nov 8th * Wooden Spool Designs
Nov 9th * Sheri Glasscock
Nov 10th * Ali Strebel Designs
Nov 11th * Notforgotten Farm
Nov 12th * Woolen Willow Designs
Nov 13th * Cottage at Cardiff Farms
Nov 14th * Heartspun Quilts
Nov 15th * Crabapple Hill
Nov 16th * Bits n Pieces by Joan
Nov 17th * Primitive Gatherings
Nov 18th * Buttermilk Basin
All for now…thanks for visiting my blog…make sure to sign up for my blog post on the right hand side of this blog post! You won’t want to miss out…I have lots of things planned for December too!!!