Slowly but surely, I’m quietly working away on my Christmas ABC blocks when I get the chance. I like to take this sort of stitching to my Friendship Group when we sit and stitch together, in between all the talking and stopping for delicious home baking at morning tea times, of course. I also pack my stitching bag for the times we go away in the caravan, and I completed my “D is for Deer” block this weekend when we were camping at Foxton Beach.
I needed Robin’s help recently when I purchased some more skeins of Perle 5 cotton. He had to hold each skein for me while I cut it in half and plaited the strands together. This keeps the cotton (reasonably) tidy in my thread bag, and it is easy just to pull a strand out as required. Didn’t he do a good job!
Plaiting the cotton reminded me of those long ago years when I used to plait my daughter’s long blond hair into pig-tails before she left for school. Mornings were always such busy times with a young family, school lunches to make, school bags to get packed, and long hair to brush and plait, before my two children rushed out the door on their way to school. Those were the days!