First off I zig zagged some flannel and voile I have to make circle scarves as Christmas gifts. I did this to prepare it for washing. When I first bought some flannel last year I'd read that you really need to wash it first because of potential shrinkage. I'd also read that it is advisable to zig zag around the raw edges so you don't open your washing machine to find a great tangly mess; caused by the raw edges fraying during the washing progress and tangling around each other. Of course despite reading this advice on several blogs I chose to ignore thinking: it can't be that bad. I really don't want to stitch all round the edges. The people are probably just trying to scare readers... However, I was wrong. Everything took ages to untangle and I spent longer cutting the tangles out and trying to pull the fabric back into shape than it would have to zig zagged the edges. Lesson learnt.
Loulouthi Flannel and pastry line voile by AMH hanging around the house drying.
Next I decided to do a bit of embroidery for Brit Quilt Swap: Pillow Fight. I have felt bad I've had nothing to show in there lately. Although the group is very quiet indeed. Most times I pop in I swear there are tumbleweeds blowing around the discussion board. Anyway, here's some sneaky peeks of what I'm doing. the colours are off because of the artificial light. But I think you get the gist.
Tomorrow I'm hoping to be back with another Favourite Things Friday post with another treat you might want to know about in time for Christmas ::wink:: ::wink::
Ps. If you're easily amused like I am (particularly at the moment) type: 'Do a barrel roll' into google and see what happens :-)