Many other very appealing gift ideas are also in the magazine and the little jacket ornaments on the cover are pretty darn cute. Pick up a copy and get started on your holiday list.
Be sure and check back for the Quiting Arts Holiday blog hop starting on Friday.
Every year I plant several coleus in a large barrel planter by Studio B's door. This year they have been spectacular.
The one on the left above is my favorite.
So I decided to duplicate it in stitch for my weekly leaf. I drew the leaf very lightly on my fabric with colored pencils.
I now wish I had just painted the leaf and added some stitching, but that's not what I did. I stitched the entire leaf and it took forever.
Weekly Leaf #36
I did a very close duplication, but it reminds me of the stitching that I did back in the 70's. To me it feels very controlled and I prefer something a bit looser. But it's done and it's now time to get on with the next one.
Daily Stitching updates
Line Dance #244-#251
The Daily Paper #172-#179
Linked to "Off the Wall Friday"