On Saturday I zoomed with Chooky and the girls. It was a quiet day, with just a few of us on and as you see not everyone was sewing. Deanna was preparing chowder and bread rolls for a meal. Yum!
I did not pull out my designated Zoom UFO! I was so close to getting Grogu completed that I opted to stick with him.
And here he is in his pram/pod/transporter thingy.
What a cute and happy wee face he has.
I found the pattern on Etsy, an instant PDF download.
And at a very reasonable price.
As I mentioned in my last post, I have covered the back with a piece of black felt.
So he is all ready to hang on the wall.
The recipients live in Auckland, so I might just hang on for a week or so before I mail him and let things dry out a little.
While we were sewing and chatting, poor Tony was sick on the couch. He tested positive for the dreaded virus. Nurse Belle looked after him, as you can see.
Sunday was an extra shift at work for me. Yes, even though Tony has the virus I must still go to work, with the most vulnerable people in our community!
I test every day and wear a mask. I also wash my hands way more often than I need to.
I'm hoping like heck that I do catch it from Tony as I don't want to be that Tiny statistic we were discussing during zoom.
The one who can't go to Scrub Stitchin' at the last minute because of.......
So, Sunday was pretty much a day of research, I was hunting for a particular pattern, which I have now found and have ordered. No peeks, it's a secret.
Today I took the time to hunt through my thread collection, looking for just the right grey to repair the mouse cross stitch. As I mentioned, it was completed many years ago but I had used the wrong thread in a couple of places.
Spot the difference?
If memory serves, this was a madeira kit, so uses madeira threads. Well I have DMC threads, but was able to find one that is very close. In real life and very up close and personal it is a little on the blue side. But I'm happy with it. The mice look the way they should. Now to find a frame.
Oh and one last thing.
The plums became jam.
Well most of them did, I kept a few for eating.
That's my news.
I have an early start at work today. We have a deaf blind gentleman coming to live with us, so I need to learn some NZ sign language. I've already had a crash course, more to come today.