My thumb is almost 100% again and I’m back to practising picots. I have the method firmly imprinted on my brain now so will have a break from hardanger and try some cross stitch again. I'm making the hardanger sleeves into little Christmas Stockings - here's one to show off.
Pinterest provided ideas for a couple of ornaments so I delved into my thread stash and made a start on this one. Shouldn’t take too long nor will it use much thread but I rather like the effect. Perhaps I will be able to use some of my sparkly beads as decoration - there are to be garlands of beads hanging from the branches and a star fixed to the wonky top of the tree. A finished photo in a day or two.
Today I made some fruit for the first page of a Quiet Book for my new great niece Nell. She’s only two weeks old so there is no hurry on this one😉. I made some many years ago when my nieces and nephews were born but Nell’s mother didn’t get one to pass on so I’m rectifying that lack. Surprisingly I have all the necessary sewing threads for this although I did buy some Heat N Bond and heavy calico for the pages. No photos yet - I will show some soon I promise.
Our weather is cooler today and I spent 3 hours this morning in the flower garden and have scrapes to prove my tussle with an unwanted rose bush. I won!!
This afternoon is devoted to the DBEM. We have discovered “LifeChanging” on BBC Sounds and are both enjoying episodes of that. What amazing life experiences some people have. We are both intrigued and inspired.