An unintended one though, the whole Melbourne Cup long weekend thing meant we had lots of activities to fill our days (picnics, movies, swimming, trips to the beach) - none of which I remembered to take photo's of.
I have been making some progress on the nativity though.
I'm lucky enough to be able to sew in the car which helps, nope no sign of travel sickness at all.
So here's the progress.
The main players are ready to get some hair and shrouds/veils.
Mary on the left with the babe and Joseph on the right - the felt under Mary's main cloak is actually a gorgeous deep red.
I've kept them simple - they weren't rich folk like the kings.
Then a couple of shepherds - with woolly cloaks in my first attempt at needle felting.
I was going for a rustic, earthy look.
Their cloaks need some sort of closure at the top and then hair, beards and coverings too.
I also have underway what now appears to be a grossly oversized sheep...
The pattern was reduced to 70% of original and I thought it would be OK - but after putting it near the shepherds today and I am not convinced.
I think it could be a rogue sheep and would not be able to be contained by them.
And that just won't do in such a peaceful scene.
And lastly the star - to which I will add a little more razzle dazzle - it is a star after all so OK for it to shine.
I'm thinking more of the seed beads branching out from the centre of the star.
I'm pretty happy with where I am at given that it's still early November.
I want to get a donkey and angel done as definite items and there's an inn-keeper also on the go if I get time.