Not much stitching has been going on around here for the last few days.
I almost have the workbox case for Merry Cox's Schoolgirl WorkBox stitched.
But that's not much for the last few days, mainly because I have been totally and completely distracted by this:
I have been carrying this around like a security blanket and reading it like a bestselling novel since it arrived. There is more than a wealth of information in its pages. With this, Tricia Nguyen's Cabinet of Curiosities online classes, and Amy Mitten's instructions for her Casket Toys, I think I can stitch anything and have it look like its 17th century predecessors.
Of course, I have to pick up a needle to do that, and there has been another distraction.
Dearly Beloved and I are getting serious about downsizing, and we have been working on doing just that. Quite frankly, I can't tell a lot of difference yet, but then again, we have been living here for about 25 years and we have a hard time letting go of things. We're not hoarders (other than books, needlework projects, and woodworking tools) but it would be nice to simplify.
And the good thing is that I found the telescoping magnet wand I've been searching for so that the next time I drop an entire box of pins or an elusive needle, they will be easier to retrieve. Dearly Beloved is very tired of locating them with his feet.