I am finding small pieces enjoyable to stitch at present and have been working on some Christmas decorations for a sale later in the year. So far I have stitched 2 Christmas robins. 3 wishing on a star ( little mouse) and 2 shepherd boys, have also stitched some more felt decorations but no photos of them yet. Aim is to have at least 20 of the cross stitch ones and possible 30 of felt decorations ( more would be great) and to display them on my little Christmas tree at the sale.
I keep finding great designs but I don't seem to stitch as fast as the ideas pile up !!
My other distraction has been scrapbook. I am mounting the Church Archives, and this has lead to lots of interesting research to be able to write up on the photos I can see it taking three volumes. At this stage I have cover all the ministers since the beginning in 1889 and only 1photo missing ......the minister in the early 1900's must have been camera shy as we have not been able to track down one of him. Also the buildings have all been covered three different church buildings and I love the fact that the first one was move twice after it was built, shifted by Bullock team and sledge. Its final resting place is where today's church stands. Am now finishing off the first 100 years up the the Centennial Celebrations. Five years ago when we celebrate 125 years the amount of photographic history we had to display was very poor , so its great that so much material has been unearthed since.
The late Autumn here has brought mild sunny days and from the garden I have brought in the last of the tiny Cecil Brunner Sweetheart roses, rock cyclamen the last of the harebells and found the first of the winter irises flowering.