Inspirations 108

Merry and Bright is the theme of this issue. Not just alluding to the words of Irving Berlin in his famous White Christmas song, but also to a reprieve from turmoil of the past year.

The pages are filled with wonderful projects ideal for decorating our homes and creating perfect gifts for those we treasure. Drawing on symbols and designs from around the world each one reflects the positive and uplifting messages of joy and peace. There is an Or Nue Reindeer, Oh Tannebaum from Trish Burr which draws on scandanavian influence with its palette of icy blues, a stumpwork pomegranate and dragonfly study, more Or Nue Christmas Baubles, a charming Deerfield lavender pillow, and a Christmas Robin and a beaded and tasselled Peace Dove among other projects to keep you occupied for months.