Thank you to everyone for such a warm welcome to blogging.
Nicola, of my sweet, little Mabel. This was taken about one year ago. I was at my sewing machine, piecing a quilt. She hopped right up on top of my sewing basket and promptly fell asleep. :)
The second finish I had in January was also for my husband. He was given a pen at work. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to create a small piece of needlework to insert into it. I have since seen a pen for sale(rather expensive) in a needlework shop. It was so thick! A very large barrel to it. It was trickier to finish, because of it's narrow barrel. It was worth it. This pattern was a freebie offered back in 2009 by Carinne. It is called "Sampler aux Oiseaux". I stitched it one over one on 28 ct whit evenweave. I changed the bird color to a blue that matches the pen perfectly. My husband says it is his favorite pen. :)