I ended November and started December with a little side trip. My friend, who lives in Tennessee but was visiting family in NJ, had an obligation and had to drive from NJ to Tennessee to go back home. It is an 11 hour drive and she said she wouldn’t be back in NJ for Christmas because the doing the drive alone is getting to be too much. So what do retired stitching friends do, they say we will come with you and share the driving. Down we went on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and returned December 4th.
We had a great time and the week flew by and we were on our way back to NJ before we knew it. Our mornings were running an errand or two (if a visit to Hobby Lobby counts as an errand), lunch out and then back home to stitch away the afternoon and evening. I made more progress in the last week than I expect to the rest of the month which is why I am doing my post early.
Knowing I can’t stitch while in the car, I took some of my trims to wind on bobbins from Madam Sew. I decided to group them on the cards by color rather than type. I have most of my trims now on either these bobbins or on ones I made as seen below. Madam Sew’s are sturdier and larger. Mine were made by decoupaging a print out on comic board. I have already ordered two more sets of bobbins from Madam Sew to finish up my remaining trims……because you know we save every piece of trim or ribbon that comes our way. Having these wrapped will make it easier to find just the right trim when doing finishing.
On the 30th, I worked on my Halloween stitch. I may be able to wrap this one up on the 13th if it turns out to be a good stitching day for me.
I did a little embroidery and wool work on pre-printed pillow tops. I added some wool pieces, beads and buttons along with some stitches here and there. These are three of six and when fully finished, these will make cute bowl fillers.
Lot’s of little things done and loose ends tied up.
Because I was in Tennessee, I left with the fall decor up and the Christmas decor still in the attic. So I’ve week or so ahead of me to try to turn it all around into a Christmas wonderland. Between decorating and obligations and events, I don’t know if I will get much stitching done the rest of the month! Here’s hoping!
Thanks for stopping by and keep on stitching!