DH is back at work, DD1 is back at school and DD2 is away from home for another week.
It is a bit strange here today - DD2 is in Mali, Africa, with a youth group from church.
They are visiting a well drilling project founded by our church.
They left at 4 am New Year's morning and will be back Monday 12th, in the evening.
Even if she is away, I got up before 6.30 am today and followed my usual morning routine of candles, coffee (or tea) and a thread of stitchery.
I am running into some halt moments on my stitchery.
I can not find my pattern, and the iron on markings are rubbing off where I am not done......
I can remember putting my pattern somewhere smart (not) last summer.
If you happen to stumble over my pattern somewhere, please let me know!!
Earlier that would be the moment a work in progress would turn into an Ufo for a long long time - not now - I want this one done, so I can hang it on the wall under the other Leanne's House redwork stitchery, this January !!
A craft project is two steps closer to finish too :-)
I used to be a true perfectionist, and seeing how these plywood parts were painted and sanded along the edge, looking ever so perfect, I gave up before I started.....
Now I used the paint I have - not the colours mentioned in the pattern, which I did not want to buy whole boxes of - I don't need them in the future, as far as I can see.
I mixed and got good enough colours :-)
I diluted the paint so they got a more see through look and will sand the parts to age them rather than to make a perfect 1/8" sanded off edge around all the parts.
I am exercising my freedom of creativity. It is not easy for a former perfectionist ;-)
I think I will cut out the rabbit's pants and shirt now - I am on a roll!
Saying for today:
I'm creative - you can't expect me to be neat too!