With needle in hand…

(as compared to needle-in-machine, the theme of yesterday’s post)

Here are the embroidery projects I finished the week before and week of Spring Break. The last two Sunbonnet Sue “Chores” squares are done. Hurrah!


Sunbonnet Sue - Chores - Balloons

I’m quite pleased with how they all turned out, though if I had it to do over again, there are some changes I’d make. Whatever. I think the end result (a quilt) will be cute. I haven’t decided yet whether to keep it the 10 “chores” 5 1/2″ squares plus the 4 “seasons” 10″ squares, or if I should add in the Sunbonnet Sue and Sam ABCs. Thoughts?

And because it’s good to take a break and work with color, and because there’s a March Needlework Challenge on Craftster, this is what I started:

Hard to tell what it is, I know.

It’ll be cute, I’m certain, but I’m keeping the details under wraps. I will say that it’s being worked on an “organic” kitchen towel I bought at Target on clearance. These things are absolutely huge, and I got a pack of 4 for $6-ish, I think, and then they went on clearance so I bought another pack. Delightful. A very small weave, compared to the linen I’ve been doing Sunbonnet Sue on.

If you’re wondering if there’s anything I didn’t do over Spring Break (because I have at least two more days of pictures to post of crafty accomplishments), there certainly is. I didn’t do any of the baking I wanted to. So sad. My list of foods I want to make is getting quite long, and there will never be enough hours in the day. That’s probably good for my waist.

As a side note, I currently stink like menthol, because I woke up (again) with a bad crick in my neck, and there’s no time to get a massage in the next week (lots and lots of homework coming up, and a new baby to get to know), so I stocked back up on Icy Hot patches. might complain, but I’d really like to be able to turn my head to the left without pain (because changing lanes is a little difficult).