Monday, February 11, 2013

Neko San no Tombo

(Otherwise known as Miss Kitty’s Dragons)

Yesterday I looked through my projects for what to work on and I just didn’t know what I felt like working on.  I pulled out this Just Nan chart and linen and decided to start another new project. The price stickers on the chart and the embellishment kit (four dragonfly charms and a cat button) said Persnickity, a needlework store in Zionsville, Indiana, outside of Indianapolis.  It had been many years since I had been there and so many needlework stores have gone out of business, so I googled “Persnickity” to see if I could find out if they were still in operation.  I found a website, but the online calendar was for November 2009, so I don’t know if it is out of date, or if the store is out of business.  The project is mostly cross stitch, with a few other stitches, done on 28 count linen with DMC floss. Here’s my first day’s start. I'm going to make a needlebook, not a framed piece.

Today is a National Holiday in Japan, known as Foundation Day. It is a day to reflect on the establishment of the nation and one's love of country.
 


3 comments:

  1. I have that chart. Maybe I should add this to my list of to-do for 2013.

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  2. Persnickety is still in business. I just got a newsletter a few days ago and I was in the shop this past August.

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    1. Good! I'm glad to hear they are still operating.

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