Here are half of the pieces for Step 2 of Celtic Solstice. I decided I would do some of each step, just like Bonnie suggested, so I cut about half of what I eventually will need.
Then I sewed some these units together. Would you believe that there are 7 seams to each one of these 3 1/2” units? And 5 trips to the ironing board.
And, of course, there is the necessary sewing mistake that I must do for every project I start. I couldn’t believe it when I opened up this unit and saw that even though it was perfectly sewn it was wrong and had to be “unsewn” and done right.
Now the funny part. With all the sewing I got done I only completed 10 units so I only have 90 more to go. AND, Bonnie released Step 3 Friday. But I won’t be starting it until the rulers I ordered arrive. Maybe this will give me some time to catch up on Steps 1 & 2………maybe.
Today was the last performance of the Nutcracker in our town. And here is DH who has played Drosselmeyer for over 30 years. Even though he has been a teacher for 45 years and has put on numerous musicals and plays, he says that this part is his claim to fame.
And he came home from this performance with this nutcracker, a gift from the director and owner of the Andalusia Ballet. I think this is just stunning and I must say that DH is very proud of it, kind of like his Oscar.
My contribution to our Christmas directions is my wonderful cactus. It is almost bursting with buds and soon will be covered with flowers and Christmas will be here.
But before that happens there will be sewing and knitting (socks are still being worked on). That’s what I will be doing. So everybody, have a great week. Gari