I am finally blogging about something so exciting to me! My son has begun to branch out from making pens to making stitching accessories! He makes hornbooks and paddles, so far! I have more ideas, but this is enough right now! His company is called Jon's Woodworks, and his pieces are currently exclusively sold through my LNS, Dyeing to Stitch. He uses mostly exotic woods, like Bubinga, Purpleheart and Padauk but there are others like Walnut, which is also so pretty. I had him make me a special one, for a special gift which has now been received by Becky--so I can show it! But I have a bunch more patterns that I am going to stitch and put on the hornbooks, cause they are just too darned cute! You can pick the wood and how many holes you want, from 0 to 8 on one side or two. You will just have to visit the website and see them for yourselves. I am not the best picture taker, and will redo some as we go along. I am so excited for my son! Here is what I made for Becky:
Onto other news.. the ONLY finishing I got done last weekend was for my friend Sheryl--a Shepherd's Bush piece for Easter (sorry... one thing delayed another...) I have not done this type of finish before, with ribbon and beads. It was kinda fun! The important thing is that SHE loves it!
Finally, today I popped into the Dollar Tree to find out if they got the new solar dancing things--and they DID! If you are a fan of the dancing flowers, then you might be interested in the BUGS! The guy at the store said they are flying out of there, so you better hurry! And they are limiting them, also, because people are re-selling them on EBay! Of course, the Ladybug is my favorite!