I finished all of the embroidery on my Chatelaine Rose Sweetebag, now I am adding beads. I supplemented the beads in the kit with some from the local bead store and I think it is coming along quite well. Now to decide what to do for the back of the bag. I don't want to stitch a duplicate of the front on the back but I do have a lot of thread left. I am thinking about a back that is done in solid embroidery -- a color pattern in queen stitch would look awesome but I don't know if I am up for around 500 of them. We'll see.
skill building afghan. I had hoped that the cat would not take it over as hers until it was finished, but as you can see, she had been sitting on the squares as soon as they
are blocked. I need to finish the complicated lace square, finish my duplicate stitch, put the squares together and then knit the mitered square in the corner. I have been putting off the mitered square until I could really see what it looks like with the multicolored afghan squares. While I was at the Afghan Party, admiring the finished ones, someone suggested that I use a neutral and multiple colors left from the other squares for the second color in the mitered square. I am really excited about that idea -- now to get my project back from the cat. . .