Sarah was sweet to write me to let me know that her dollie had arrived safe and sound. She seemed to be getting along chummily with her new pal, the very cute bunny. I really love that, seeing my matryoshka dolls at home in their new surroundings.
And it was my turn to win a give away! I am mad about my new sewing helpers.
Look at how it even has matching glass head pins! These pretty creations are made by Theresia. Thank yo so much for brightening up my day. I really needed a boost after saying farwell to my dear Mom yesterday. Dad wrote me early this morning happy to have Mom home again safe and sound. My children though are asking why we can't move to the US. Grandparents really are special.
I finished these mittens up while Mom was here. This is the before photo. They are pretty big but as I type they are whirling around the washing machine felting away. I thought this handspun yarn might felt more than the others I have used before so I tried it on 40 degrees Celcius first. They were starting to get fluffy but weren't really felted. So in they went again on 40. (I am a bit of a chicken. I really don't want them tiny sized... They are supposed to fit my 9 year old or me.) Twice on 40 didn't do the trick either so in they are again this time on 60. The suspense is killing me... Stay tuned!