Dave did all of the driving to and from our trip to Rhodes Island a couple weeks ago. Except for the part on the ferry, that is.
With about 5-6 hours of free time (for me) each way, I took advantage of the time to continue making the parts for my annual holiday ornaments to be stuffed in my cards.
I started the story of this year's ornaments HERE.
During the drive, I reached my target quantity of stitchies.
For a little bit of backstory, every year for the past several years, I've added a home-made ornament of some kind - usually something flat so it can fit in the envelope - to our annual holiday card greeting. Something different every year. My card list is about 30, give or take.
With wrong sides together, I ladder-stitched the edges. Sometimes this gets a little rough. And the stitching is a bit fussy.
This is an ambitious project for 2021! Except for car stitching time, I usually dedicate some sewing time each Sunday morning.
Only two left to ladder stitch.
I have quite an impressive stack ready to finish off with twisted cord.
If the process was fussy before, it's about to get fussier. (Is that a word?)
This is the ultimate goal. Twisted cord sewn around each, with enough left for a hanger.
Thank goodness it's still September . . . barely.
(I'll show you how to make the cord in a future article - you can use a machine, but I make them by hand.)
I'm gonna need a bigger basket . . .
Note to self: 2022 ornaments should be a bit less involved. *Wink!*