Every year I promise myself that right after Christmas I will make something for me, yes me, for next year’s decor. But I’m still using the tree skirt in burgundies trimmed with gold lame that I made over 20 years ago, and hanging the miniature log cabins from 2001 (that I actually made for my daughter!) above the fireplace. Oh, there are a few throw quilts that are newer, but those were made for display when I worked retail, and not really made just for me.
But this year I have a very special collection of Christmas fabric I want to use. It was designed by Cynthia Frenette for Robert Kaufman, and is called Retro Christmas. It’s a bright, happy, whimsical collection that I can’t wait to use — as soon as I come up with the perfect quilt pattern, of course! What makes this collection particularly special is that Cynthia is a friend and fellow member of the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild. It’s been so exciting to watch her journey and see her art come to life, and this collection will turn into something to remind me of that for years to come.
What about you? Will this be the year you make that Christmas item you’ve promised yourself for years?