For some time I had wanted to stitch "Sweeping The Garden" by Barbara Ana. This design was in the Fall, 2017 issue of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitching. I never quite knew what I would do with it, but I fnally thought a little zippered case/coin purse would be just the thing. This is on 36 ct Edinburgh linen over 2. I really should have stuck with putting the zipper near the top, on the side. It's so much easier. But I like getting things in and out of the case better when the zipper is on top. This is a little gift for a friend and the mouse design was perfect for her.. an inside joke between the two of us.
I recently noticed an empty mini-box of Russell Stover Valentine's Day chocolates lying around when I was searching for something completely different. I had saved it with the intention of doing a heart-shaped stitched box top, but you know how that goes. Never got around to it. But I remembered the "Mary Valentine's Handework" designs by With Thy Needle and Thread and I knew there was a perfect design for this in that set. This is on 36 ct Summer Khaki Edinburgh. I used my own color conversions to DMC. And the mini pom pom trim is again, courtesy of Hetti. Pretty easy to put together. I gave this to my cousin who has just opened her own micro-hair salon and recently had an open-house party to celebrate.