I have lots of pics to show today - most of it is trying to catch up with pictures that I should have posted long ago. First up is my SAL al Castello by nikyscreations. I finished this little pin pillow with a scissor pocket in back - just adorable! It didn't come out too bad.
Then, here is a picture that the camera/software programs are trying to "help" me with - these are the Flora McSample ornaments from 2011 by Lizzie Kate, pattern passed on from my good stitching buddy Carol S. I used the recommended threads and linen, only in a 32 ct. I was intrigued by the name of the linen, Milk Chocolate, and had to try it out. It is stiff - but easy to stitch. I will give it another trial with silk threads before I pass a verdict on whether I like it or not.
And here is my ornament, with a bonus stray thread, that I love, love, love. I stitched it for an exchange, and then loved it so much, I stitched one for myself before putting the materials away. This is the Quaker Bird ornament from LHN, using HDF silks.
Speaking of adorable, here are the stockings from JBW Designs Red Stocking Collection Two. I have to confess, I couldn't get up my nerve to tackle finishing these, so I had a nice lady in Baton Rouge finish them. They are finished to perfection, fully lined and backed with a batik fabric that matches perfectly. The cost was reasonable and service was friendly and lightning fast - if anyone would like the contact, please send me an e-mail separately.