We started out below zero this morning. But I should be grateful since I was able to get to the Y and walk. This summer I will really appreciate when all the crap on the roads is gone.
I made some progress on The Traveler but it doesn't look like much. Just deciding what to do on the handles is big progress. This is what I came up with:
I'm lazy. I am stitching the two sides of the handle together so that it saves me having to whip stitch them together on one side. I was going to vary the color of the flowers but I really like the yellow flowers and they go with the sides of the bag. Do I put a little brown french knot in the middle? Right now, I don't think so. As I was working on one of the handles it came to me that I should do a variation of the handle design on the inside pocket. So that's the plan. I sewed in the fabric pockets on the inside:
There is still a linen pocket that goes on top of the plain pocket.
I have a little pocket all done to put on the back.
With luck, this could be done in a couple of days.
I started a new motif on Friesland.
I found the kit I was looking for but it is over one. Still not in the mood for slow stitching. I have a Just Nan mouse that would be a quick stitch - except that you have to change colors a million times. I sound kind of grouchy, don't I?
I am toying with the idea of working on the Elizabethan Etui by Betsy Morgan. I'll see Betsy in a month and if I have questions, I can ask her. But as usual, I have to find the kit first. I think I know which pile it is in. Famous last words.