I got up at 7 and checked my computer for Lesson 3 of Cabinet of Curiosities. Not yet. It finally came through about 10:30 and I just spent an hour and a half reading and looking through it. I'm not done yet but it has given me much food for thought. I love learning all the stuff about caskets even though mine will be a modern design. It is interesting to read about design principles. Some years ago I took a design class with Jack Beal who is a well known painter. I learned a lot about design from him. As I was looking at the caskets I couldn't help but think that they were what he would call a "fruit salad" designs. Bunches of stuff all thrown together. We received many more pages of motifs to print and cut out and arrange. I still want to do mine in cross stitch as I don't trust my embroidery skills. I am interested to see her designs for the caskets. I thought they would come out this month but maybe it is next month.
I tried out a different floss for my Beautiful class. It is a varigated Vicki Clayton silk and a bit darker than the kit one. I am up to the letter "G".
I also tried a different color of floss for Briar Rose. I had some Waterlilies Cherry Cordial handy (on the floor) and I like that on my second flower. I wonder if I can make each flower a different rosy color and if that would look okay.
I finished the second sunflower and can start the third one on my first (of three) temari.
PJ wondered about my Make most of Time strawberry. It is a Historical Needlework Guild design sometimes found on ebay. I changed the floss colors though.