I am so happy to tell you that I finished up Anne Hathaway's Needle Book. I embroidered the needle page. I liked the purple flowers on the model and I messed with putting in grass. Then I decided I wanted a vine up one side with roses. Things sort of took off from there and this is what I ended up with.
It is totally me. Not perfect. I kept cutting the needle page to get it even so it's a bit smaller than the model but hey, it's finished and it's mine.
I didn't think I would be able to finish it yesterday. Right in the middle of cooking dinner, the electricity went out. Someone had a medical emergency and hit a power pole a couple blocks from my house. That knocked out the electricity at a most inconvenient time. Half way through sloppy joes. So, what to do? Well, we went out to eat. We took our time, thinking it would be a while before the electricity would be restored. When we came back home and went into the house, it was filled with smoke. What I didn't realize is that I left my electric stove on. I forgot to turn it off when the electricity went out. I could have burned down the house! One pan had burnt to a crisp french fries in it. The other pan I had emptied out and put my sloppy joe stuff in a bowl to cool off. The empty pan had a melted spatula in it. What a mess! I think I ruined the pan as well as the spatula.
I was glad the electricity was back on so I could finish up the needle book.
Good news! My Amy Mitten kits came yesterday!
Now I can get started. The fabric is very stiff so I think I will wash it to make stitching on it easier.
Thank goodness I didn't burn the house down.