Yesterday, I saw a dog with no clothes on. You might think that is not an unusual thing to see, but in Hokkaido, dogs have more clothes than I do. The pet store has an entire aisle of the cutest little clothes for cute little dogs to wear when they go out for a walk in the winter and even in the summer. The little dog I saw yesterday was brave to be without clothes so early in the year.
I started a new project. I bought this pattern at a seminar merchandise night some years back. I think it was in Richmond. The designer is Barbara L. Rakosnik of Periwinkle Promises. The cover of this little toolie book is something like a band sampler with each band a different stitch: palestrina knots, rice stitch, Montenegrin stitch, Smyrna cross stitch, long and short stitch, wrapped back stitch, mosaic stitch, cross stitch, and padded Rhodes stitch. I have chosen different colors than the pattern and am using DMC floss on 28 count white linen. This is what I have done so far.