Pictured are Row 23 (Rice Stitch & Eyelets) & Row 24 (Italian Hemstitching) of the Mystery Sampler featured in NeedleArts Magazine. There is an online group for the mystery sampler SAL. The next part will be available in June.
The Star De-Tailor is one of my favorite needlework gadgets. I use it all the time (I own a few of them!). If you have never heard of them, check out their web site. I bought mine at the LNS for $5.00. It is esp helpful to tuck in those threads on the back of projects when the fiber is too short!!
For the mystery sampler, was helpful to weave the threads into the edges of the drawn thread rows.
I've given in to my cold. Spent a lot of time napping the past few days. Not much reading or stitching.
I did find an EASY pattern I want to work on -- it is for huck towels. I've had the pattern & towels & floss kitted up too long. It would be a nice (brainless) cross stitch piece to do until this throat thing passes.