The other day I showed you the new Gloriana silks I had picked up. Well this is the little sampler I decided to stitch with them. This is a freebie pattern and thank you to Mouse who found the designer for me. It's Marly at Samplers and Santas and the chart can be found here......http://samplers-and-santas.blogspot.com/search/label/freebie. While you're there, take the time to check out the rest of her blog....it's wonderful.
Today in Japan is Broken Needle Day where women take their broken and well loved needles to shrines for them to be laid to rest. They place them in tofu so that they have a soft resting place but since I don't have any tofu, I'm using a soft piece of wool felt. The needle you see is a gold #26 and it has seen better days. I've used it for the entire stitching of Fallen Roses so it deserves a rest. I will use one of it's sisters to finish the design. I think this is a wonderful tradition so that we don't take our everyday necessities for granted. We are lucky to live in a time where needles are plentiful and this day is just a little way of celebrating their existence.
Now for my next project. It is by Brenda Gervais and it's called Be My Valentine. I have purchased the heart shaped box for the finishing and I think this is going to be alot of fun....stitching and finishing. This will be my Valentine to Me.
Blessings as always,