The past week brought a couple of new treasures to my mailbox.
Mary sent me this wonderful Yankee Candle tea light holder. It is gorgeous and I just love it. Mary said in her note she hoped it wasn't cardinal overkill and I had to laugh. Can anyone ever have too many cardinals? I do believe I am now officially a collector of cardinals as I just love them so.
Then an envelope arrived from dear Marylin in France with this little cutie tucked inside. Marylin, your stitching and finishing is just gorgeous! I honestly don't know how you ladies make such tiny perfect stitches on those small linen counts. Another one to be treasured.
Then for Christmas I was introduced to two new loves in my life. :o)
And then this dark, handsome thing strolled in and my life has not been the same since.
(How did that monster hand sneak in there? Ack!)
I wasted no time in stitching him up some suitable attire for him to match my handbag. His sleek nakedness was just too much of a distraction you know and besides, he needed to be protected.
I love that this case opens like a book. I altered the pattern a bit to insure a proper fit and added a velcro closure instead of the button one on the pattern. Now Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome can be tucked away all safe and sound.
In anticipation of my New Year start of Halloween Rules and my year long SAL with Mindi and anyone else that wants to join in I made myself another stitching tote. I simplified this one a bit and didn't add as many pockets.