|This is the little kit I put together for the flight to California. I think next time I fly I will ditch the scissors and just pre-cut all of my floss to length.|
|The whole little kit fit neatly into the top box of my little travel case.|
|Here she is all finished with a cheerful strip of yellow at the bottom to match her apron.|
|I picked up a few transfers I had never seen before. The Life on the Farm one is my favorite! Aunt Martha pattern #4021-black.|
|Hand dyed floss from Weeks Dye Works. But after reading the fine print I found that they are not bleed proof and will run when washed. Sooooo, thinking I won't be using these beautiful threads on my dishtowels. But they sure are beautiful to look at.|
|One of the adorable pages in the Colonial transfer book I purchased.|
I bought a skein of floss there called DMC Flower Thread. At first I thought, "Oh, how wonderful! It's a new type of floss to collect!" But when I got home, I looked at the brochure carefully. The woman's nail polish looked a little too 90's to be modern. After further investigating online I found that DMC discontinued Flower Thread in 2003. Bummer! If I had known that, I might've bought more colors! It's meant to be used for counted cross-stitch, but I'm going to do some red-work with the one I bought. I'll keep you posted on how it works.
There is one more project I've done this June and that's my little bird purse. It was on my birthday wishlist and I received it just in time to work on it while we were on vacation. I finished it in about 1.5 hours between Bismarck and Valley City. It was so quick and easy to do too, with very good instructions. I used my little purse all through vacation, using the wrist strap so that my hands were free to do other things such as take photos and shop.
|My little bird purse. Then, while I was browsing at Michaels in Fargo, I found the bluebird tote to match for only 10$...but I didn't buy it. I know! What WAS I thinking!?|
So, there are my embroidery projects for May and June. When I finish my current project, I will show step by step pictures of that one too.
Have a Happy Day!