Someone (anonymous) asked where I got the embroidery designs for the tea towels. I meant to include this info with the initial post, but forgot. The Christmas ornaments are from a purchased piece of clipart. The Christmas candle is available here as a coloring page. The other two designs are from needlecrafter.com. There are a lot of other designs on this site that I would like to do someday. For all of the designs, I printed off the design and then traced the back side of it with an iron transfer pencil (against the window to be able to see it better). Then I ironed it on the towels. I found this worked well because it reversed the design, making it the right direction on the towel and I also could easily see the placement of the design.
The 500th birthday party for John Calvin was a fun evening. The hat was a hit. Here it is in action (with "Calvin's" permission):
In my previous post, I mentioned an art show that I went to. The woman that hosts the show asked me if I wanted to be part of it next year. She had asked me before this year's show (after she saw my things at the fair!) if I would be interested in doing it next year. I said I thought I might, but I'm really glad that I made it to the show this year, so I know what it's like. I'm quite interested, but a bit intimidated, too. I've never done anything like that before, but thoughts and ideas are already rolling around in my head.
Well, I think that's all the bits and pieces I forgot for now. Next up...draft busters. Yup, they're as exciting as they sound.