I spent a great deal of the holiday time working on the shawl. The main body is finished and ready for the edgings
This is the sewing machine that I learned to sew on. I did some stitching for Dad then tried to get some work done on steps 1 and 2 of Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice mystery. At first the machine didn't seem to like the thinner thread but changing a needle seemed to solve the problem. The next day even the new needle wasn't helping so eventually I put a regular spool of thread on the machine. That did work better and I got the rest of step 2 stitched.
This weekend I've had lots of fun stitching on my regular machine. All of steps 3 & 4 are finished. Now to start cutting lots of neutral triangles for step 5. I really like an alternate arrangement I saw of the top so will need to play with the arrangement once the bits and pieces are all made.
Linking up with Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice page