This is the north pole of the temari I showed last week. We are doing a stitch along, so I waited for people to catch up before I showed this guy, isn't he cute? I thought a water lily flower was appropriate for him to sit on, even though it should have been a lily pad.
He still needs his eyes stitched.
I will take a picture tomorrow of the progress on my Holland Spring-time sampler. I cannot put that thing down, and I am loving it.
The HSTS (Holland Spring-time Sampler, I am getting tired of typing that!) uses 4 different types of silk embroidery floss, and I love working with them. I dipped my hand into a bag of silk floss the other day, after wearing wool mittens for a while, and the sensation was heavenly! I love working and playing with silk. But I was very surprised by one of the flosses. The Gloriana thread (2 or three different colors now) has shredded while I was stitching with it. The first time I thought maybe a cat had gotten into it over night, but the second time it happened without me taking a break. I will have to use much shorter lengths of that thread to prevent it happening again.
I have discovered (again!) that I am missing another skein/color for this project. There are no shops within reach during the winter months, so I will have to either mail-order again, paying, probably, more in shipping and handling than the floss costs, or I could go to Mesa, Arizona to pick up a skein.
I think I will do that! I am looking for Needlepoint Inc. Silk, color 941. It is a light pink.
Actually, we are going to Arizona in February to celebrate my mom's birthday, leaving in less than 2 weeks. I am so excited! Getting to go to Attic Needlework is just frosting on the cake. Planning for everything is reaching monumental proportions!