The weather has been so mild for the beginning of December with several rainy and foggy days. Even though the temperatures have been around 5 Celsius and a bit warmer I always feel colder on these days, probably the damp weather getting into my old bones.
More decorating has been happening and not a lot of stitching. This damp weather causes my arthritis to hurt more so I can only crochet and stitch for limited amounts of time. I’ve also doing doing Christmas shopping and wrapping gifts.
The snowflake tree in the front hall has been completed. There are big and small plastic canvas snowflakes and wooden snowflakes on it. This tree usually stays up till the end of January for some winter decorating.
I did stitch a few more felt snowflakes and for now have some of them displayed on a lamp shade till I find the perfect place for them.
On my last update I showed the start of another project using a piece of old blue tablecloth, a big hoop and white embroidery thread. I have made a start on the first snowflake be stitching a circle of tracing paper with the pattern onto the material. When finished the paper will be carefully pulled away to reveal the snowflake.
I’ve gathered up all the sparkly white, silver and gold threads after completing the first snowflake in plain white. The paper is just about ready to pull away and reveal the snowflake.
I plan to make different patterns and sizes of snowflakes to cover the material for a winter display. The challenge here was finding a sturdy enough needle with a big enough hole to thread all 6 strands of floss through. It also had to have a sharp enough point to get through the paper and the thicker material.
- crochet snowflakes
- felt snowflakes
- plastic canvas snowflakes – small
- plastic canvas snowflakes – big
- wooden snowflakes
The Canadian author of my favourite series, Sgt Windflower, has a new children’s book for Christmas. What a delightful story about how a beaver helps rescue a child and how gift giving affects him. Thanks Mike for a wonderful story.
Our two oldest grandchildren have been in French immersion since grade 4 (now grades 8 and 10) and they made us this sign several years ago. I love getting it out and displaying it each year.
I get lots of inspiration from other stitchers at Slow Sunday Stitching and appreciate all the visits and comments from there. Visit them and gather some inspiration for yourself.