Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Although I wasn’t able to find the patterns I was looking for last night, I think we all knew I wasn’t just going to pitch the cross stitch pieces (partly because Mum stitched them and partly because I’m too cheap to waste an almost-done project). The back stitching might not be exactly as it should be but I think it is adequate enough to highlight the pattern. There is one more to do and I’ll get to it soon.

I started my morning by working on reports for our Cranberry Hall board meeting tonight. I had kept up with things quite well during the month so there wasn’t too much to do. I didn’t have anything on the “Action Required” list; I usually forget about any of my action items until the day before the meeting and then I scramble to get whatever they are finished so I can report on some progress.¬†After the paperwork was done I started back into my Christmas sewing. I have only a few items left on my list but I really want to get everything done and in the mail by early next week. I was working on a new pattern this morning and I’ve just finished it now. Hopefully the repeats I am making will go a bit quicker.

This afternoon I signed up for a class on how to make drier balls; the local wool shop was offering the class for free if you purchased the yarn. I needed to have 100% wool, which I had at home, but since they didn’t release the supply list I couldn’t take any of my own. They are quite easy to do and, in addition to my wool for the balls, I also purchased some red and blue roving (to spice them up a bit) and some felting needles. I’ve always been interested in needle felting so I think these supplies will work for more drier balls as well as other projects. I threw the one ball that I made into the washing machine with a load of laundry when I got home; the hot water is meant to felt it. It is ready to go into the drier now so I’ll soon see how it turns out.

I’m going back to my stitching before heading off to the meeting.