I've made some progress on my Crown Sampler.
The needle is a size 28 petite. I put the Clover cutter there for size. I'm using the 50/62 count linen with Tudor silk conversion from the Attic.
You might notice the adorable needleminder in the picture as well. It's a gift from Paula of Kelmscott Designs.
See the adorable cat? I love it so much! Thanks so much, Paula!
I also won a lovely prize from Elaine of Emily's Cupboard. It's a lovely kit for embroidery along with a crewel embroidery book.
The Appleton wools are so luscious! Now I have to get over my fear of crewel work and start embroidering! Thanks so much, Elaine!
We had our first substantial snow this weekend. It messed up our plans for the girl child to come home and go cut down a Christmas tree with us. So instead, the father type and I shoveled ourselves out and went to a local pre-cut tree stall. I'm happy with our selection -- the tree is nice and tall, but also nice and skinny.
Here's the father type posing for the camera while putting up the lights.
And here's the decorated tree. The father type and I put up fewer ornaments than usual since it was just the two of us. Definitely an advantage to a tall, skinny tree. lol!
The father type finally picked out his retirement gift from IBM. It was placed on the mantel today, complete with commemorative plaque.
(The plaque is on the side.) It has a pendulum and it chimes too! So much fun!
Mia enjoyed an empty box, one of her favorite things to do.
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. I hope everyone has a great week!