I really wanted this post to be about a gift I made and sent to a blogging buddy, but that mailing seems to be hung up in the maze of international postal operations. It's been three weeks since I sent the package. At week four, I will blog about it in any case. Keep your fingers crossed that this is not a permanent loss in the ether.
Meanwhile, I had a pillowcase sitting around that was begging to be decorated. I adapted another of Helen Dardik's design from Orange You Lucky.
I just picked a pile of embroidery floss in different colors and started stitching. I mostly used satin and stem stitch, but I threw in some buttonhole wagon wheels and some lazy daisies for fun. I had thought I would try out lots of different stitches, but I didn't seem to have the energy to do the research. I'm very happy with him. It's nice to have a security polar bear!
My Jazzercise instructor and one of my cousins have each had a new baby. One girl and one boy and all are doing well. Stitchertunities! Yea! So my work is cut out for me now and indeed, my fabric is cut out as well!