This is an Esmeralda’s Friends Kit from the Elegant Stitch designed by Milady’s Needle (sorry about the flash spot). Such a cute little sampler and fun to stitch – there are two rows of staggered queen stitches but I think the thing that nearly defeated me was the border in “alternating backstitch”, which looks the same on the back as it did on the front – pretty cool when done but took me a little while to get it right
I know I said I’d work diligently on Japanese Octagon Box but when I saw Cathy’s Essy’s finishes I just had to get one of my little Essy kits out to do too. I am just very easily influenced!
That orange thing to the left is my personal alarm, just in case I am pestered in the library. I haven’t had to use it yet (Thank goodness). It was given to me on the first day of my new job, which was a little unnerving!!