Here's a Hardanger needle book from my apothecary jar. The thread is variegated, the equivalent of a Pearl #8. I think it is a Caron thread. There are spider-webs and dove's eyes as the fillings. This was done as a guild project.
This is the piece that has been taking up all my stitching time. In the past week and 1/2 I've stitched most of the top fourth. It will be square, with gazebos on all four sides. It is a Martina Weber Chatelaine design called Indian Summer Reflections. Most of the flosses are silk, with some of them being variegated, some solid. (The black is rayon, which is not fun to work with.) A picture like this doesn't really do it justice. It is beautiful, if I do say so myself.
I will have an opportunity to stitch tonight!
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