There was a post on our Cabinet of Curiosities site that said to stop stitching the Rose Glove until the teacher has a chance to address questions about it. So there's my excuse to lay it aside for a while. The teacher is going to teach a class in New Hampshire this week but not the one I am going to. I thought about working just a little bit on it every day until I have that darn background done. I made sure to leave enough room to stitch it all over again if I need to.
I made great progress on Flowers of the Needle. I found the spangles! I think the basket is just about done. I thinking of just a couple more leaves. Then I may add some purple flowers around the outside vine so that the purple in the basket doesn't look out of place.
I really like how the flower basket has filled up the space.
I finished the basket!! It was very challenging to get that thread couched where I wanted it. But it looks fine - especially from a distance. On the picture of the project are two birds on either side of the basket. I don't like them as I think they are too small. So I may go looking for a prettier bird. When I get that done the whole needle book can be put together. There is one more part to this project. It is a needle roll. But it will be easy as it is just vine and alphabet. Maybe I can get this done before my trip.
All is right with the world as the bathrooms are clean and DH is taking me out for dinner.