Some people dance between raindrops. I try to dance between headaches. In that spirit, I finish-finished a couple of pieces between last night and this morning. I've made a number of needle books over the years for exchange pieces, but never one for myself. So I used this "Tiny Sampler" from La-D-Da to make one for myself. The design as an older freebie that you can get here. It will make a good place to hold counting pins and special needles. Stitched on 35-ct HDF linen. The pages are just craft felt with pinked edges. I added sew on snaps for closing. I've been thinking of getting a snap setter tool to make more interesting snaps, but I keep reading about all the problems people have with those. I don't have those problems with the sew-on kind so maybe I should just leave well enough alone.
I usually like to stockpile a few holiday cards during the year to have them on-call for December. My stock was depleted, so I used this cutie pie "Mr. Byrd" from Heart in Hand as the basis for my new inventory. He's a jolly little guy and he could come in handy around here to clear our walks after frequent storms this winter. This is done another piece of 35-ct HDF linen.
I see sunshine and calm trees outside so even though it's cold, I think I will venture out for a walk. Got to take advantage of the reasonable weather and no head pain when I can!