I have a few pieces that need to be ironed to remove the sketch lines than on to finishing them. In the meantime I am crocheting away on the shell stitch afghan and getting some reading time in.
The new issue of Needle Arts came this week's mail allowing me to rest my fingers while I read over a few articles.
Two weeks ago this lovely book Crewel Creatures by Hazel Blomkamp arrived on my door step from one of my friends.
I just love the patterns in this book and want to eventually stitch Maureen the owl and then maybe Norman the turtle.
A few other nifty treats arrived in the mail this week with Spring on the horizon I wanted to make a few felted items so I ordered this lovely pastel palette of felt and floss from a favorite Etsy shop.
If you are curious here is the link https://www.etsy.com/shop/BenzieDesign you can order just the felt without the floss but I like saving time and order both that way I know I have all the colors on hand. The felt comes in 2 sizes 9x12" and 12x18" I bought the 9x12 set.
This little packet of watercolor paint sheets is from a sweet site a friend sent me a link to, all you do is wet your paint brush with water and dab on the paint sheet and start painting.
There are sixteen paint sheets in the booklet here are a few of the colors, each page of sheets is separated by a velum sheet, I thought these would be great to slip in my pack when I take day hikes and such. I ordered here:https://mymodernmet.store/
This came in last weeks mail a new Joan Elliott's Goddess pattern, this is the Frost Goddess
I need to pick up some Mill Hill beads at the local Needlework shop I didn't have the 3 colors I need in my stash of beads but I did order fabric and the Kreinik threads I needed when I purchased the pattern from 123 Stitch. The fabric is hand dyed in a very pale blue.
Here is the link for the pattern if you are interested.
I can't forget the Tacky Bob to aid me when I am working with beads. I haven't used one before my
friend tells me they work great especially when stitching with beads so I thought I would give it a try, you know the older I get those bead holes tend to get smaller. A note on the links I am not affiliated with any of the shops or products I just like to share a link for those that are curious.