First project of the new year

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Tonight I started on my first new project for 2014. I will have to wait until tomorrow to post progress pictures, as it is late and I am so tired! But here is the photo of the finished pieces, from the magazine.

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This project will fulfill my goal of stitching three new things: a biscornu, a needle case, and a scissors fob. Although I have been stitching for over 30 years, I have never made any “practical” cross stitch items. What I make always ends up as a stitched picture. The stitching is done entirely in one color of floss, and is worked over two on 28 count linen. The designer’s name is Angela Pullen Atherton, and the chart is in the current issue of Just Cross Stitch Magazine (Jan/Feb). ┬áThe photo above is from the magazine. Hopefully the scissors fob will keep track of my scissors, which I’m always losing, and more importantly, the needle book will keep track of the needles that somehow always get lost in my house. If I want to give my husband a fright, I only have to say “I can’t find my needle…”

Carrie