I am working on the bottom half of the Bookmark. It will go much faster than the top half as I have basted in some lines to help me figure out where I am. I really like how this is turning out. I am thinking of how I want to finish it. I might like to try the woven edge like I did on Vierlande Winders' Keeper. And maybe a tassel at the bottom. It is fun to see it develop.
I finished off the nutcracker Santa. It turned out bigger than I expected. It was an easy stitch.
I cut out all the parts for a small mat. I got the pattern and materials at a quilt shop in Minnesota. I followed the directions but wonder whether I should have put some stitch witchery stuff on the backs before I cut them out. The table mat I made last year did it that way and then you ironed it all together before stitching it down. But this is just a little mat. I may iron some webbing on the back to keep things together. I'm not very good at getting these done. They tend to languish in a pile after I lose interest. I'm hoping this is small enough that I'll keep at it.
It is a lovely day outside. When I went out to get my USA Today, the sun was shining, it was warm and I could smell the flowers. I hope DH takes the plastic off the back porch so we can sit out there.