Our on-line group's birthday gifts this year include embroidery scissors and a scissor fob. My partner's birthday was early March. I very much enjoyed making this cross-stitched scissor fob. Many years have gone by since I did some cross stitch. I have a couple of very large WIP's that I might get back to one day.
My time in the sewing room over the last few days has been spent making X blocks for Goodnight Irene. It's time to lay out the 16-patch blocks with these X's and start sewing them into rows.
The Little Chicken Feather stitcheries are progressing well - the smaller stitcheries are being done at lunchtime at work and the larger ones while I watch tv at night. Two rows and another block are now finished and I'm so happy with these colours/fabrics from my stash. The smaller stitcheries are on a white-on-white "Miss Kate" fabric from Bonnie and Camille and the larger stitcheries are on an off-white linen fabric.
Paula and I went to see "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" on the weekend - I loved it just as much the second time.