Sunday, March 13, 2016

strawberry work

I've finished up the strawberries on my Berry Bandit strawberry frame weight.  I'm happy with how it's looking - it's been such a long time since I did any crewel work I wasn't sure how I would do.  Just the little bees and the blue flowers left.  The flowers are bullion stitch and I haven't done those in years.  I'll do some practicing for sure before I start those. 

My latest toy came in the mail all the way from England last week.  It's the Necessaire Floor Stand from NeedleNeeds.  Two years ago I bought their Millennium Frame and I love it but it just didn't work with my Needlepoint System 3 stand.  So I thought I would give this one a go.  I'm hoping that is my last large purchase of things I need to buy to work on my casket efficiently.  Of course I just remembered I want to put a Swiss musical movement in my casket.  The one I like is $1,000.  I'd love to find one at an estate sale.  I need to start looking for one.  And I need to find it used and much less expensive.  :-)