I went to the movies on Friday night a saw 'Hidden Figures' which was a great story. I highly recommend you see it if you get the chance.
Saturday was a craft day with my friend Judith. First, we went to the fabric shop to get some backing material for a Christmas stocking which I hope to finish off very soon. Then she helped me sew my edging onto the Christmas tablecloth I have made. I just need to hand-stitch the rest of it on and then that is done - woo hoo! And finally she assisted me with finishing off the doona covers I have been working on. I ironed on a thin backing to the patchwork to stop the threads being pulled and to give it a little body, then cut and sewed the backing sheet and attached it to the top. After some confusion on my side, I even got the opening to insert the doona working just right. I finished it off after I got home and I now have one completed (99% - just have to stick on the press-studs to stop the doona slipping out) doona cover. I am SO PLEASED with how it has turned out and can't wait to get started on finishing the rest of them. Here is the finished product on the spare bed... (sorry about my finger over the corner of the shot)
It looks great and will be fantastic to use next time we head down to Aireys Inlet. That is where I am making them all for - there are 6 single beds down there.
On Sunday we met another friend at Costco to have a look around as we'd never been there before. It was interesting and we bought up big (which is not hard to do given almost everything is in bulk). I think we got some good bargains and won't have to buy a few things for some time. It was a lot of fun and very interesting.
I also managed to get some of the Holy Night Stocking done over the weekend, and it now looks like this:
I've made it all the way across the width of the stocking which is pleasing.