First, happy Friday. I was pretty much ready for Friday on Monday. I am not sure who planned a five day work week, but sometimes they just plain hurt. LOL
Last weekend was my finishing class for the Hands to Work project. Really, too much fun for one person to have. LOL I visited with friends, laughed, and ate my way around Modesto. Lois Bear is an amazing teacher. She is so fun and filled with great ideas, they just fall out! I learned how to use bookbinding glue, Mod Podge, scrap booking paper, and how to make cording like a pro!!
Here is the wax bag and pincushion. I love how the pincushion looks. I can definitely see doing another one like this...not the same pattern...but the same shape. LOL See that cord? I made that cord! I usually just use the door knob and a pencil, but oh my goodness, used a corder and WOW! Went and bought one that afternoon. LOL
In the right picture, you can see the wall paper that was added to the inside of the box. So cute! That's where I learned how to use bookbinding glue (less water) and then cover the paper with Mod Podge to seal. I've already picked up both products for practicing at home. LOL
We painted the box and then rubbed on a brown tint wax to dull the color. One person in the class did a green box, but I like the coral. If you look closely at the picture above, you can see the color right above the paper. My box top fit just right. And any areas that were a little wonky...covered that up with pompoms. LOL You can see the scissor fob at the bottom corner, but still need to get it stitched close and add the pompoms and cord. More cuteness!
In between class, I hung out with the ladies from my table. They are very adept at knitting, crocheting, needlepoint. I perked up when a couple of them said they knitted. With circular needles? I asked. Why, of course, they answered. Hmmmm...I have problems with circular. How would they feel about a mini-lesson? An hour later, I FINALLY GOT IT!! Here is the finished project:
I managed to get a couple of walks in while in Modesto. Sunday morning sunrise was absolutely fantastic and the weather was perfect. This picture is the sun coming up over one of the canals that run through the city.
So, I am off to plop my behind on the couch and get in some stitching time. I wish each of you a wonderful weekend. Be kind to one another.