I always believed Mick when he said it was on my side, but looking at him now makes me realize that we're both getting a little long in the tooth. I've been working like crazy trying to get into the next salary class and I think it's about time for a little reward. Okay - not so little, eh? Mine will be cherry. Sweet!
It looks a whole lot better than it does in this picture. There is black plastic needlepoint canvas inside to stablize the base. I needlefelted a little design around the opening. It was actually very easy to do, but since my sister was driving here while I was stabbing, the simple design had to do. I snipped off a piece of my butterfly bush to serve as a perch. Nancy was thrilled with it, despite the many smart-assed remarks about it being a new hat. (Many adult children with various friends and partners were mooching dinner again!)
Along with forgetting to take her picture with it, I also deleted a picture of Laura's fantastic Everything Bagels. So all you get is the link. The recipe made four HUGE bagels. Next time around she'll make 6. She added all the ingredients right at the start and used the bread machine at the dough setting.
Whitby is progressing slowly, but surely. I've got about 6 more inches before beginning yoke patterning.