I will have some WIP photos to share tomorrow. I started Kustom Krafts' Irish Kitty, from their newsletter, Tuesday night, and am LOVING it. I'm already about a quarter of the way finished, and it's just a lot of fun, and not a hard stitch. I think having a newsletter is a brilliant idea for Kustom Krafts; it's a wonderful way to ease into their designs, and, as far as freebies go, it's a bit meatier than average, with shading and all that. Pretty awesome.
I also picked my April ornament for the Brides Tree SAL. I'm supposed to be doing a rabbit this month. It's been hard to pick a rabbit to do. There are so many to choose from, but a lot of them are Easter-themed, and that would be a bit wierd on a Christmas tree. So I've been putting off working on it because nothing shows you take a decision seriously like procrastination.
Monday night, I stopped in to the big used bookstore around here. I wanted some books to read, and their prices are really reasonable--half cover price, which, if you are looking at older, mid-80s, early 90s printings of books, are A LOT cheaper than at the bookstore. Anyway, they carry craft books as well, so I wandered over. They had a decent selection of cross stitch leaflets and magazines, so I looked through them. I pulled a bunch of issues of Country Stitch and FTLOCS, and had a wonderful time reading them. I don't have a lot of issues of Country Stitch. I don't know how long it was in print. It's a good magazine, though. Simpler designs, but pretty. Not overly "80s", not too much duplicate stitch, whatever that was?
In the November/December 1990 issue, they had a series called "A Country Kind of Christmas." It's a set of Prairie-Schooler type animal designs to use as ornaments, or for decorating table linens. They had a horse design, always a joy to find. And A BUNNY! Bestill my heart! He's hauling a carrot over his back, and has the sweetest little Santa cap on. I love him! I think he will be a sweet addition to the tree. I kitted him up already and will start him as soon as I finish the kitty, which shouldn't be long.