The last project that I stitched for Beth was a pattern called Snow Zone. The inspiration for the design came from a hooked mat that Beth found at an antique mall. You can read Beth's blog post and see the antique hooked mat here.
Recently I received an envelope from Beth in the mail. Hmmmmmm.....what's this? Beth didn't tell me that she was sending me a package. Let's see what is inside...
Since Beth has the original antique hooked mat of the Snow Zone design, she sent me the piece that I had model stitched for her. Also enclosed was a "needle minder" with the cutest little pine cone design on it and the latest issue of Sampler and Needlework Quarterly magazine (which has a couple of patterns that I must put on my "to stitch" list).
What is a "needle minder"? The round disk is magnetized so you can place your needle on it. No more "where's my needle" panic attacks. Needle minders are one of those "why didn't *I* think of that" inventions!