Celebrating St Lucia’s Day

Did you know that Scandinavian countries will be celebrating St Lucia’s Day on Monday? St Lucia’s Day is a Swedish Festival of Light celebrated on December 13th. In the old Julian calendar December 13th was the date of the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. Lucia or Lucy means light. The Legend Legend …

Sew Sustainable Santa Sacks

Happy St Nicholas Day! In real life Saint Nicholas was a 4th century bishop in what we now call Turkey. Legends grew up around him about his kindness to maidens, children and sailors. By the Renaissance he had become the most popular saint in Europe. Dutch settlers brought Sinter Klauss to the American colonies. When …

Straight-Line Quilted Christmas Postcards

Send a hug through the post with these straight-line quilted Christmas postcards. This straight-line quilting technique is super satisfying. And it doesn’t need special equipment. Anybody can stitch these Christmas postcards on their regular sewing machine. What you need festive fabrics fleece or wadding pretty thread + 100/16 Topstitch needle ribbons or rickrack printed postcards …