The beautiful cotton fabrics will be ever so useful and I love the little needlebook and purse.
Have a closer look at the mermaid. Isn't she wonderful. The fabric is a rich velvet and the embellishing is exquisite.
I love the little bobbins on the cord ends too.
Thank you very very much Sheryl.
On the stitching front: I have stitched the small strawberry - the emery on the Strawberry Sampler Bag and Toys. Now I am paralysed with indecision - shall I make it a true emery or shall I just stuff it. The instructions call for a needle woven leaf on top and I'm not sure I can manage that? We shall see.
In the interim I have the fabric cut out for a new winter skirt and hope to get that stitched up tomorrow. Dan, the weatherman promises another polar blast so it will be an indoors day. So with stitching sorted, sewing in the cue and an excellent book pleading for attention all should be well in my part of the world:-)