I got back to stitching on my regular projects once I finished the Merry Cox retreat ones. I finished up the first sunflower on my temari and started the second one. There are four on this temari. I'm a couple weeks behind in the class. I try to do a little bit everyday. The second sunflower looks better than the first but of course this is my "learning" temari.
I finished Mr. Snowman! Yeah! It was hard to get all that backstitching done. I found an alphabet that I liked in the same book as Mr. Snowman and used that. I scanned the alphabet, cut out the letters for "Claire" and pasted them on graph paper so I could count and find the middle.
I think it turned out well. I was debating whether to throw the whole thing in the laundry and wash it or wash it by hand.
It was a good mail day yesterday. DH brought in the mail and was admonishing me for buying more stuff. But I told him I hadn't bought anything lately. The package was the pre-stitching for the Jackie DuPlessis classes I am taking at the Needlework Guild of Minnesota's retreat in August. Yeah, something new to start. I started both kits. Briar Rose is going to be a challenge as it is mostly over one with one strand of silk. There are like 20 flowers and each one takes several hours.
I'm not sure I like the color of overdyed silk used in "Beautiful". I think it needs to be darker and I want a more teal and gold floss. So I need to dive in my stash and see if I can find Gloriana's Highland Meadow. I think I have some somewhere (famous last words).
I got this little slipper finished and was trying to put it together. The glue stick didn't work. I don't like the recommended, whip stitch together part. I'm still thinking what to do. I was very happy to find wool in a color that goes with the stitching.
Time to get busy!