Updates first. Here's where I am on the Count of Needlemania. I was very encouraged about this piece when I got to see a version of Janet Zickler Casey's Bone Jangles finished this week. He's looking mean, but he's really very Count Chocolua.
This is the flamingo design I'm stitching to attach to a canvas tote bag that I'm bringing to Seminar in Naples. I love flamingos. In fact, I love most birds. Don't why it took me decades to figure out that I should have majored in ornithology.
And here's the good news. I found my lost project!!!
There was this medium sized white shopping bag on top of a bookcase where I never, ever put projects. And every time I looked at it I thought it was a needle felting kit that I got at Maryland Sheep and Wool. Well, on Wednesday I found out I was wrong. And I'm so happy to have located this as the chart's not inexpensive. And I had some money invested in threads. I didn't realize it was missing until two weeks after I bought the threads when I bought the canvas.
Here we see one possible color way kind of based on my Vera Bradley bag. I may or may not stay with this plan. But I'm thrilled to be able to contemplate it again.