I was going to take a photo of a bit of satin stitching I did yesterday but was kind of distracted by the wintery scene outside. We currently have quite a lot of snow here and with a bit of luck we will have a White Christmas too. :)
The children had lots of fun in the snow this morning and there was more than enough to produce this snowmen!
Anyway back to the satin stitch. I couldn't resist and started stitching a new pillowcase yesterday (which is also a try out for a new pattern). To transfer the pattern to fabric, I usually stick my patterns on the window, put the fabric on top and trace with a water soluble marker but this time I tried out what I call 'the poor man's lightbox'. Bookwormbethie gave a similar tip on Flickr a while ago. I put a bedside lamp on the floor under an empty clear storage tub, put the pattern and pillowcase on top and it worked absolutely fantastic!