Mr. Mailman brought me something yesterday. It was the order from the French Needle. I got two kits. I would have ordered more but they were out of the other kits that I wanted. The kits are very interesting. They are printed on what looks like a high quality linen. One is smaller than I expected. I haven't started them yet. Embroidery intimidates me. I have to start with something very easy, like stems. I got the thread for each of the kits. This isn't all the thread required. Some DMC is called for too. I've never used House of Embroidery thread.
Now I have to decide whether I should put the linen in a hoop or on a needlework frame to stitch. A hoop would be my preferred method so that I can hold it in my hand. A frame is a little more awkward to use. I scanned the design so that I can trace it onto the linen for my flat casket and enlarge and change it if needed.
I got the medallion done on the Mary Beale photo album cover. Now I have to stitch all of the background. A million little squares to fill in. I like it so far but I still have to fix that baby angel face.
We have another nice sunny day. Maybe it really is spring.