The "OOOOOH" Book is a how-to book by River Silks and it came with a piece of canvas and a sample spool of their variegated 100% silk ribbon for practicing the techniques covered in the book. The color photos of some of the sample pieces are really beautiful. There is a beautiful folded ribbon technique that I look forward to trying. I have to thank Jane at Chilly Hollow for her post about the ribbons (from River Silks) she is using on her Cha project for introducing this company to me. I wasn't looking for this book but it practically jumped into my hands yesterday and I was excited to find it.
The other book I bought is SuZy's Mini Stitches. This will be a nice companion to my copy of SuZy's small stitches.
What are your favorite needlepoint books? I'm always looking to add to my library and would love to hear your suggestions.
This afternoon I stopped in at A Stitch in Time here in Jacksonville that carries knitting/cross stitch/needlepoint supplies and picked up the latest copy of Needlepoint Now (I let my subscription lapse) and three spools of River Silk to play with now that I have some ideas for how to use it.
This morning while I put in a couple of hours of work on the laptop, I had some company:
This is Elvis and that's Buddy in the background draped over the arm of the sofa. Elvis is just a baby and kept himself busy by snuggling up next to me for the morning and trying to catch his tail. He still hasn't figured out that it's attached to his body.
There won't be any work on The Groom this weekend; he was left at home. What needlepoint projects do you take with you when you travel? I just didn't want to carry the stand, the frame, the light, etc with me for the weekend. I brought a project with me that is not on a frame and that I can roll up and hold in my hand. A very low maintenance piece!
Hope you all have a wonderful late July weekend! Where is the summer going?