It was too cold to go walking outside so I went to the Y. I really have been lucky this year with all the times I've been able to walk outside. This was a lucky year in many ways. I went to more classes than ever - and had a blast doing it. I am thankful that I have friends, new and old, that enjoy this passion for needlework. Thanks BFF and second BFF for all our fun times - many involving food. I am also thankful that my DH doesn't mind my travels and lets me indulge in such fun. How lucky am I?
I did tiny things yesterday. I made a grape. It is a scissors fob for the scissors that came in the Autumn Casket Keepsakes kit. That means I finger wove the cord and used detached buttonhole around a felt sphere to make the "grape".
Then I started on the pouch. It is really an ingenious design by Amy Mitten.
I stopped when I had to iron it. So the goal for this last day of 2014, finish the pouch that goes in the threadwinder/pomegranate.
I cooked my gingerbread but it wasn't terribly successful.
It remains a bit doughy inside. It doesn't taste very good. It retained the mold design very well. But I have to cook it at a higher temperature or longer. I wish that it was a lighter color so one could appreciate the design even more. Maybe I should try making some shortbread and see what happens.
Mary Corbet had an interesting article on her needles yesterday. I'll show you how my needles are kept tomorrow.