I got great mail yesterday. Several of things I've been waiting for came. I didn't get much stitched as I got together with a friend and caught up on all the latest happenings. Thank goodness I was able to walk today. I'm glad I stayed off my foot yesterday, it had time to heal. I really appreciated just being able to walk. Since my stitching was neglected, I didn't finish the Needleworker's Pocketbook. So today is the day I will finish it. One side of the main piece needs it knot stitches then I can use the Antwerp stitch to lace the pocket to the main piece. Then I will be done!
Okay, back to the mail. I got the Pocket for Posies kit through the Swan Sampler Guild.
I can't wait to start it as it has many interesting parts. A bargello pin cushion with a pocket for a thimble.
It uses some wool threads that I haven't worked with before.
The silk dupioni lining fabric is in one of my favorite colors.
There is a spool shaped waxer.
Cool. But I won't let myself start until I finish that Needleworker's Pocketbook.
I also got the CD of the last ten years of Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterly. Boy is that a time sink. I'm only half way through looking at all those issues. I no longer have to troll ebay looking for old issues of SANQ, I have been looking for certain issues for a long time. I have them now. I love that the CD is such a small item that holds all those issues and will be easier to find than digging through stash.
I also got another kit in the mail that I will show it to you tomorrow.