OK, I pulled out the Bluebird Needlecase to work on last night and did not take a stitch. I have to make a decision about the initial for the back of the needlecase.
First of all, which initial(s) do I use? One or the whole monogram? If only one, first name or last name?
Then, what kind of lettering do I want to use? Stately and classic? Gothic? Floral? Straight lines or flowing curves?
I did find two alphabet books that I have treasured for years and years to help make the decision. Back in the 70's there was a lovely lady from South Carolina named Rose Ann Hobbs who published a couple of books of alphabets. They have been my go-to resources for everything from monograms on wedding present linens to Christmas stockings, and there is bound to be something that I love in one of them.
So, tonight, one way or the other, I will decide. Maybe.
(Or I could make twisted cording and tassels and finish off my Glitzy Ornaments.)