Spring weather couldn't be far away...wishful thinking! I finally finished this chain stitch sampler, which makes me think of the things this season brings. Rebecca Ringquist is a favorite embroidery artist of mine and she designs a series of samplers which are a good exercise in stitching. You can find ready-to-stitch linen samplers at her etsy shop.
I found another great Japanese stitching book recently at the Kinokuniya Bookstore near Portland. They carry a large selection of crafting books; the text is Japanese but most have excellent diagrams for executing the projects with relative ease.
Switching gears a bit...I have in hand my finished sgraffito ceramic tiles, which Maggie was so kind to fire and glaze. This was part of the work accomplished at our pottery play date at the Kennedy Creek studio. What fun!