First, the new issue of SANQ magazine. I love this magazine..it seems to be the only one of it`s kind published now. It has a blend of patterns and informative articles about needlework and needlework tool collections. Just some of the goodies in this issue include a look at the 'little dog' samplers of Tennessee, a pattern for a Jacobean pin-keep, a collection of filigree needlework tools in silver and gold, a peek at the book The Goodhart Samplers and an in depth look at Gilt Sylke Twist, a thread 'reinvented' for the Plymoth Jacket Project (a fiber I covet to the point of obsession).
Next...a pattern for a German Show Towel from Carriage House Samplings. I have admired these towels for a long time, and when this pattern came up for sale at 50% off, I could not resist!
A pattern from Little House Needleworks called Necessities Sampler...for obvious reasons. Fabric, needle and thread are necessities as far as I am concerned!
Last, but not least, another beautiful pattern from The Victoria Sampler called Tea and Stitches. A lovely box lid, scissors fob, scissors case, and needle-book. Such pretty colours! (Sorry for the oddly angled pic, but the cover is shiny and I was getting flash bounce)
I have made some progress on my sampler, but am saving that for another day. Keep stitching ladies!