This is a good time to do an update on my stitching circles (groups). The Japanese teachers are continuing to work on their perforated paper with beads and cross stitches necklaces at their own pace. These pictures were taken last week when two of them had finished the pouch part of the necklace and were beginning the necklace part.
The University wives are taking a break from their beaded necklaces for a couple of weeks while my neighbor’s son is on a summer break from kindergarten and is joining us. This week they finished felt snowman ornaments with no counting involved. (They will add the photos to the snowman bellies at a later time.)
I’ve made many of these little snowmen and have given some away as gifts. Here are two that are on our tree every year.
Alicia and I stitch together on Friday afternoons and lately she has been working on a crazy quilt penny purse. Last week she finished the embellishing and used this cotton cloud fabric for the lining. After making red twisted cording, she is ready to stitch it up and finish it with two snaps.