This week's stitch for TAST was the Portuguese Border stitch. Another new one, among many, for me. Sometimes you don't know how much you don't know until you start learning. I am learning there is a lot I don't know! I'm not sure what type of tree this is or if it even qualifies as a tree, but I am calling it a tree. The Portuguese Border stitch was a fun one to do and really pretty easy to control. It is definitely going to find a place in my future projects.
I had visitors overnight on Thanksgiving so my daughter could take her oldest and some friends Black Friday shopping. I refuse to leave my house and join the craziness in the stores. My twin granddaughters spent the night with me and they know I will always have something new to teach them. Yesterday we played with Shrinky Dinks! Actually I had never used them before and was looking forward to seeing what the girls came up with. I had them do their drawing on paper and then trace it onto the Shrinky Dink page. They then used colored pencils to color in the design. It was fun watching them in the oven as they curled up, shrank and layed flat again. It only took three minutes in the oven and they came out about one fourth of the original size. Grace made a package with a bow on top and Sarah drew a cross.
The finished projects are going to be ornaments for their tree. Their mom loved them and the girls were pretty proud and excited - as was I.