Saturday was the last Stitching Day of the year organized by my quilt club, Town and Country Quilters. It is always a nice relaxed day of stitching where we go along and do our own thing – and I like to attend if we are not off and away in our caravan for the weekend. Call me lazy, but I can’t usually be bothered unhooking my sewing machine from the cabinet, and carting the heavy thing along with me. So I generally take along some hand stitching to work on.
I took three projects along but only worked on two. My first aim was to start my next New Zealand Botanical block, this one showcasing the Chatham Island Forget-me-not.
Then after lunch I started working on a new Christmas project. Not for this year, I hasten to add, but it’s something I’ve had on my to-do list for a while. By the time I’d packed up ready to come back home, I’d stitched some reindeer bodies. Still need to do the finishing touches, but I’m quite pleased with what I achieved.
We are starting to get into the Christmas spirit, and yesterday I baked my Christmas Cake, after the fruit had been soaking for several days. It’s a large mixture, and I didn’t have a mixing bowl big enough. No problem, it was all mixed together in my large soup pot. The cake smelt so nice while it was baking, and once out of the oven, I sprinkled it with brandy. It’s now all wrapped up and safely tucked away, and I’ll add some icing a little closer to the big day.