At last we have Christmas decorations. I've been beavering away trying to finish before the big day and I'm really happy with the result. We have lots decorations in storage, but its a marvellous excuse to have some new ones, especially when they are homemade and turn out as envisaged and are finished in time. Our little tree is new as well. Small but perfectly formed and sits very nicely on the treadle sewing machine. The garlands are made from Ophelia from Sirdar which is lovely and soft yet has a metallic thread which gives it a bit of sparkle and a heavy feel which I imagine would make it drape beautifully in a jumper. It's perfect for fluffy shiny hearts and baubles on a string! The big hearts dangling from the drawers were made to the same pattern but with 2 threads together. I've made a few for quick Christmas presents as well as they are so easy to make and look so lovely. I'm definitely keeping some for myself this time though.