Saturday I had my first Bernina Mastery Class. I learned a lot and did several things for the first time. One of those things is cleaning and oiling my machine. - something very important to know and I now feel confident that I can do this competently. I've also never done the satin stitch on a sewing machine. Easy! We're using the Bernina Mastery workbook and doing each exercise. It's a lot of fun and very much worth the time. I feel so much more comfortable learning something new in a classroom environment. It takes all the frustration out of it.
Sunday, I met the ladies from the Sampler Guild and I was able to complete page 1 of my Quakers and Quilts chart. I've corrected the placement of the red stitches over the number 9 since this photo was taken. I'm still enjoying every second of this sampler. I'll have more pictures later in the week of some amazing in progress projects.
I did not knit on the way to my parents house for Thanksgiving. Instead I worked on Christmas cards. I was feeling pretty good about it but now it's days later and they're only half done. I can barely get commercially made cards out in the mail and yet some of you out there make your own cards. I'm in total awe!
The holiday season is ramping up. We've started some shopping. G went out at 3:30 Black Friday to pick up some things. Isn't he a sweetie? I had to work Friday. I've also ordered a few things online. Our shopping strategy is to hit the stores very early or very late and hopefully skip the crazy large crowds. Last year that seemed to help quite a bit. Do any of you have any holiday tips? I could use all the help I can get!