Saturday, November 9, 2013

Still Learning

Not much stitching has been happening since my return from holidays.
Until yesterday when I began to think about small gifts for friends as Christmas approaches.

I found a quick gift called a needle pad over at Janet's. A newly discovered kindred spirit in NZ.

My first needle pad

My Dad taught me to do a button hole stitch so I could make felt toys for my younger brothers. Now that was well over 50 years ago.

The new bit is button hole stitch with a picot.  Very delicate!!

Hope on over to Janet's for a great tutorial with words and pictures.  I changed the size of my needle pad to 2"x3".

Learning new things always brings a smile to my face.

D.H. and I are going to watch the GC's play steel drums. Good to be out with the family.

Enjoy the day  Terry


Rachaeldaisy said...

A needle pad is such a lovely and useful gift. I love the picot bits on the edges, it adds that something special. Steel Drums is such a different instrument to be learning, I bet the concert was wonderful!!

Nat Palaskas said...

I have never seen one of this before. It's gorgeous and handy, might have to make one - Hugs Nat