I had some Jehovah's Witnesses come to my door this week and our chat ended with them looking at their watches and saying that they must get going. I haven't really come across Jehovah's Witnesses before, but judging by the usual stereotype shown on movies and sitcoms, I guessing that that's not how these encounters usually end... This has led me to wonder if I maybe should be getting out more and engaging in a little more adult conversation. By adult, I do mean grown-up and not x-rated, by the way - just in case you were wondering if this blog was about to take an unexpected turn...
The only adult I have come into contact with today, though, is my husband. He's not the talkative type, unless you count the random phrases he yells at the computer when playing some game that fights WWII all over again (I have tried explaining to him that that war is over). This is my way of explaining why I probably waffle on usually..
I tried some embroidery this week. This was all just freehand, but I was wondering what do people use when they want to put some pattern lines on the fabric for them to stitch along. Do you use that transfer pen, which is permanent, and just try and cover it with the stitches?The end result was this pincushion. I did learn that it is a bad idea to sew felt while wearing a top with Velcro fastenings on the sleeves. The stitch I tried was a chain stitch, I think. Hopefully the kids will leave this plain and boring pincushion alone, as they seem to find the apple and pear pincushions fascinating (not what I want when I'm trying to sew...).
I'll leave you with another picture of our so-called winter. A tip for non-locals: you can tell that it is winter because if you enlarge it you will see that there is a man wearing a long-sleeved shirt instead of a short-sleeved shirt...
Take care all.