I finished stitching one side of the Sakura bag. It is sweet.
I picked up the Ebony and Ivory Neccessaire and started whipping down the black silk ribbon that goes behind the drawn thread area.
There is a lot of hand work in this piece. I was not happy with how the skinny silk ribbon wove into the hem stitching. It twisted and I couldn't get the twists out. I bought some just regular (not silk) 1/8th inch black ribbon to fix it but when I went to put it in, I decided that the silk ribbon looked okay for the most part. So I left it.
I am still putting coats of sealer on the stepstool. Almost done!
I got most of my Christmas cards all addressed and ready to send. I'm glad to have that job done.
I just couldn't face walking in the cold weather today so I didn't. If I'm good, I will go to the Y and get my walking in.