When I needed a break from standing and cutting and climbing up and down the stepstool I have to use to reach high enough on the design wall, I went up to the house and stretched out in my favorite chair, which I call "The Big Easy." I got another block set in the Grandmother's Flower Garden and did a little bit of cross stitch. The kit I'm working has a lot of beads, and I know I'm supposed to do all the cross stitch first, but it's hard to see how the design all works just now.
And I finished this tatted cross. I found a small goober after I had the ends sewn in, so it's not perfect, but it's the first one I've done in a while, so I can live with it. It finished about 5 inches long and 4 inches wide. I thought I was working with size 10 cotton, and it turned out I had size 20, which is smaller, but I think the finished size is good, so I may stick with the smaller thread. This afternoon I printed out a snowflake pattern that uses 2 shuttles, and I'll give that a go later this evening.
I will also get out some yarn this evening and get started on a baby sweater that's on the Christmas list. I wanted to finish it last month, but it turned out that the 2 skeins of yarn I wanted to use were of very different dye lots, and I just couldn't make it work to my satisfaction. So I bought new yarn and will start over.
It is Day 4 of the Yarn Sabbath, and I have to say I've not missed it as much as I thought I would. Having several projects sitting out ready to just pick up and stitch has helped a lot. But besides that, I was just ready for a change of pace. It feels good to be working on crafts I haven't done much of lately.