I got this freebie kitted up in a grab bag a couple-few years ago. I think it's by Bent Creek, but not sure--the chart has the shop information. I was looking for something small to do since I've been burning up the unused vacation I have from my job (which may be the only vacation I get this summer, honestly, at least til I get some leave accrued), and this was perfect. I started it last week, and finished it last night.
It's another Easter tree ornament, I think. It had the word "Ouch" on the egg, but I left that off, because I didn't think that was very springy or very Easter-y.
I had some time yesterday, so went down to the nearest Hancock Fabrics. They seem to have a better seasonal fabric selection than Joanne's--their Christmas fabric selection is second only to a quilt store, I think--and I wanted to look at the patriotic fabric. They still need to add some selections, but I picked up a few half-yard cuts of summery prints, and some ribbon for finishing.
I also went to look at their selection of Sullivan floss. I have a couple skeins of this, but don't have a lot of experience with it. I also had some concerns about how one would go about converting DMC to Sullivan. Do they stock it by DMC number or by the Sullivan number? I found out . . . it's by the DMC number, which makes it A BREEZE to kit up. I don't know how much of a commitment I want to make to this floss, though. There is only one place I know of to buy it locally, and that's a hike, and I don't typically buy floss online. If it were carried at places like Walmart, that might help me get acclimated to it. I bought the colors needed for the newest LHN Ornament of the Month. I don't think, at this point, I trust it for a chart that involves shading, unless the design is charted for Sullivans, but I think it would work for the kind of simple designs I do.
The other little thing I found was this super-cute little sewing box.
My big sewing box is great, but it's not that portable. This little guy goes anywhere, and I can stick needles in the padded top if I need to. The best part? It was $2.99, on sale! What a sweet deal!