Welcome to the Christmas in July Then and Now Blog Hop, hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt! I really love participating in these blog hops. You meet so many new friends, as well as catch up with not so new ones! LOL I love Christmas, so this was an easy decision for me. With life being as crazy it has been the last few months, it was nice of Carol to make this a simple hop – show something old or stitch something new and post on our day! Thank you Carol, for hosting this fun and inspiring hop. Maybe we can get some great ideas for Christmas stitching, and, hopefully, get a head start on it, seeing as we are most still staying inside for the time being! There really is never enough time in the day for all I want to do! Welcome to my day!!

First, the THEN! This pattern is called Whimsical Christmas Table Runner. It was such fun to make!! This was from Christmas 2018 and you can find the pattern here.

I also made this mantel scarf from my Applique Christmas Owls, embroidered in the hoop. I don’t have a pattern for this because I made this from my test stitch outs, but you could easily make your own pattern!

Here is the mantel scarf with the Christmas stockings I made for my grandloves!!

And that brings us to the NOW!! I decided to digitize a new Christmas mug rug and here it is! I stitched the snowflakes with Sulky Holoshimmer silver thread. There are some gorgeous colors in this line! I love the way it looks. Unfortunately, the picture really does not do it justice! The fabrics all have some shimmer to them.

All embroidery designs and patterns in my Christmas category in the shop are on sale thru 7/31/20 at 40% off! After all, it is Christmas in July and we need to get busy stitching up some gifts! There are some great designs for kitchen towels for hostess gifts – or for yourself!

And now for the giveaway. Just complete the Rafflecopter form below and one person (US residents only, as I am paying postage!) will receive the Christmas Mug Rug.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks so much for visiting! Please also visit my fellow bloggers today and leave them a comment. To know you’ve visited and commented really make our day! You can find the entire schedule for the blog hop in this post.

Life in the Scrapatch
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Karrin’s Crazy World
Vroomans Quilts
Quilted Delights
Songbird Designs (You are here!)
Karen’s Korner

Good luck in the giveaway! The winner will be announced on this post on August 3rd and will be notified via email, so if you are a nonblogger, please leave your email in the comment! Until next time…

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