I've already seen back to school ads and the odd Hallowe'en trinket, but I'll be the first to admit I really bristle if I see Christmas materials before Halloween.
That said I just finished quilting a Christmas Wreath wall hanging for a dear friend.
I spend much more time on it than I think she expected as I decided not to do what the pattern suggested and just Stitch in the ditch the whole piece ( Boring).
So I kicked it up a notch by drawing holly leaves....in the holly. As they didn't show as well as I hoped,..... I satin stitched ever line. Then I went back over the bow and satin stich it's outline as well, ....and the center cross hatching .
All that was left was the border. So IT,.......I did Stitch in the Ditch.
Using pattern paper, I drew holly leaves all around the green areas. They over hung into the background in a few places.
This paper can be stitched through, so after I outlined all the holly I went back over each line using the satin stitch.
The leaves just show. That was the intent.
A lot more exciting than just stitching every seam.
All set now to be finished with a border... and Hung..........in a few months. LOL.