I have a few new things to start on. I love a kit. One that has everything you need all in a bag. When I saw the kit being offered for the ornament on the front of Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterly, I gave in and ordered it. It was offered by Needle in a Haystack. Tracking down the purse hardware and the unusual threads, much less a Japanese needle on my own would be challenging. The kit came in the mail yesterday.
So now I must track down my copy of the magazine (I think I know which pile it is in). Needle in a Haystack even transferred the pattern to the fabric. It will be interesting to try making this ornament.
Then I finally was able to contact the designer of a cyberclass I signed up for. Evidently I got a partial kit that didn't include the canvas or the information about accessing the class. So now I have that information and I went out yesterday and bought some congress cloth, hoping it was the correct size (24 count?). So I can start that if I want also.
What a fun day to start some new things!