I have two finishes to report in one day!
Quite frankly, this is not as amazing as I would dream--just wait until you see the second one . . .
It was a bright and sunshiny day, so I sat by the window and finished the stitching for Peace on Earth.
Stitching the sheep was the most fun--I was taught to make very neat and precise French knots many, many years ago. Today I went slightly berserk (in a very ladylike embroideress way) and made big, loopy, sloppy, loose French knots all over the sheep so that they look as though they're really ready for shearing. And I got all the teeny over-one stitches worked in.
Then there is this:
Last night I had a couple of hours before bedtime that I wanted to spend stitching, and I had finished the Blackbird fob. So I dove into the basket again and pulled this out. It's another of the small kits I've picked up over the years from Jackie du Plessis at Christmas in Williamsburg. I like to have them so I can take them when I'm going on a trip, simply because they're fairly small and easy to pack. This will be the top of a covered tape measure.
I stitched about half of it last night before I got so sleepy I couldn't focus, then finished it today right after Peace on Earth.
And now I really, really, really have to start putting things together.
I'll think about that tomorrow.