Here is the felt needle case I made. It is approx 3 x 4 inches (hard to tell in the photo). It was fun to do embroidery again, it had been a long time since I did that.
Knitting tends to take over the urge to do anything else. I do enjoy working with a needle, in many forms.
This is from the book, Felt Wee Folk by Salley Mavor, which is a very interesting book. I am not really into fairies, but the handwork in the book is really exquisite. It makes me want to make a bunch of little felt dolls with acorn hats.
I went to Ancient Pathways today. No, I did not buy any yarn. (I did fondle a few skeins). I was there because Meg called me that Lace Style had come in.
I never said I wouldn't buy any knitting books. I LOVE knitting books. Everywhere you look in my house you see either knitting books or knitting magazines. Can't help myself. It's a disease I don't want to recover from. There is something delicious about the potential of a knitting project, and a good book is full of them. Lace Style follows my favorite book Scarf Style. I really admire the books from Interweave Press. They do a quality job.
I also came home recently with their new sock book, Favorite Socks. Another book full of potential. I wish life could be long enough to knit everything I have on my wish list.
I guess I will have to take it one project at a time. Or at least a few at a time.
Grace tied her own shoes today. Sat down and worked through it. Once her mind was made up, she sat down and did it. Hooray!