I am so proud of myself because I finished the mermaid's tail fin. It's not perfect and I had to fudge here and there. Evidently I stitch tighter than Amy Mitten because I had space left when the fin had all the rows in. So I added a row to make up. Anyway, here it is in all it's glory:
If I were to do this again I would know what to be careful of and read the directions more carefully. I really would like to try it again and get it better but I would have to scrounge up the materials. I imagine we will do something with the loops at the top.
Next is the mermaids ruffle around her waist. More scary stuff! Pearl Purl (?) is called for. A new stitch is used that doesn't look easy.
I finished the Just Nan Humbug. Cute! I think it looks even better than the picture on the pattern. The colors are brighter. I think it is a little bit bigger than other humbugs from Just Nan that I have made. It was fun and went together well. I only stitched in one mouse, that was enough for me.
I am working on the cartouches of the main body of Needleworker's Pocketbook. I hope to finish the main body today. It seems just a bit weird to put someone else's name on this. I guess since this is a reproduction of a real antique sampler that you should be true to the design and put the original stitcher's name on it. This is Ann Wade's sampler. She has the same initials as I do.
We put together a box for Claire yesterday. What fun to buy little kid books and toys. What fun it is to have a granddaughter. She climbed up on the table when mommy wasn't looking!
July is fast approaching! Next Thursday is the 4th of July. How can that be?