I got a kit that I ordered in the mail yesterday. This kit had to come all the way from Tasmania. I saw this made up at a retreat last June. (Great work Rebecca!) It was just gorgeous. So I tracked it down and was able to buy it. I ordered it in July but the order got lost. After emailing the designer, I got great service and it arrived here lickedy split. It is called Birdcage, by Gary Clarke.
I have one other kit by him (that I haven't started yet). The design is printed on a muslin fabric. Then you embroider over the printed pattern. I wasn't sure how it would go. I tried stitching it just to see if I could make it look good. (See, I'm being good and using a hoop)
This is a box that when opened will lay flat and have pockets for packages of needles in each side. Then there is a domed top. I have four sides of the bottom to stitch on and four sides of the top dome.
Today was the last farmer's market for the year for me as I will miss it next week. I'll be at Winterthur for a conference. It was 46 degrees this morning. It's getting cooler in the mornings. I saw a few trees that are turning color. I got some Halloween candy and the mini Junior Mint boxes have disappeared already.