The dogs aren't too happy. No more looking out upstairs windows. Oh well. They have food and water and shoes to chew...They will just have to go downstairs to see out. It is too hot in the summer and cold in the winter to leave them open.
What I do have is a LOT of pony beads, left over from the paint jar project.
This is a fast and easy way to do crochet cotton balls.
For this one, I used stranded embroidery floss. It is faster if you do it with the whole six strands....If you want to be more authentic, you can do it with a single strand. It takes almost a yard of the six strand stuff, so I imagine that you would have to start with a lot more to do it single stranded.
I cut off a yard of floss and threaded it on a big needle. Then, holding the tail in my left hand, I started going round and round the bead, through the center hole. I was careful not to over lap the strands. I made them lay side by side.
When it was fully covered with one layer, I stuck the needle under several of the vertical strands and started winding it around the middle.
I did that about three times. Then, with the needle, I tucked the thread under the wrap and cut it off.
If you aren't sure that it will hold, you can put a tiny dab of glue under the end where you cut it off. A toothpick is handy for that.
Also put a dab of glue on the first end and cut that close to the hole.
I am almost done with the workroom!!!!
See you tomorrow.