Well, i went to Market Day at the Attic this past Saturday and got a bunch of new stash but haven't taken a picture yet. I will try tomorrow. BUT, I have finished one of the goodies i bought. Chicks Rule by LK limited edition kit. I decided to stitch this adorable piece on 30ct light purple linen i had in my stash with good ole DMC. I used a satin stitch for their beaks as well. I really really like how it turned out and now to find the perfect backing fabric to make it into a flat fold or pillow, not sure yet.
I rec'd in the mail today the most beautiful biscournu from Marjorie from the Please Pass the Biscournu exchange I am in. This wonderful small will be spending the spring time on my mantle with my other springy stitches. Thank you again Marjorie.
A couple weeks ago I rec'd an old used sewing machine through the freecycle in our area. I just posted that I was looking for a working machine, nothing fancy whatsoever and had a response in just a few minutes and she just lived around the corner from us. I have never sewed and have wanted to learn, especially to help out with finishing pillows, etc (that will take a bit of time until i am totally confident in myself with the machine). LOL But I have had a brief instruction on it and have just dived right in. I found 2 smallish stitched pieces in my closet and made a scissor fob and a little pillow.
The scissor fob is "no frogging allowed" by Stitchy Kitty (i believe, its been awhile since i stitched this one) and i had some really cute froggy material for the backing. The little pillow my daughter Caitie stitched up Boo from Monsters Inc about 5 years ago when she was 12 or 13. So i made this into a little pillow. I really like how they turned out, still have to make my hand sewing a bit cleaner, but its a start. I hand sewed on the cording on both of them.