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.
Back at home, it was time to bear down to make the little ornament sandwiches.
To review the process, I stitched a zigzag using Wonderfil Iron N Fuse thread onto the edge of small squares of Stiff Stuff. . . Then folded the fabric backing and stitchy fabric to tuck away the raw edges.
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!*
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