I have the TIF challenge already pieced for May and today is just the 1st!! Of course that's not to say that I will have it embellished anytime soon. Unfortunately the colours seem to be showing up dark in this picture. Some of these colours were difficult to find in my stash, particularly the light blue-ish colour, however I think I have come relatively close. Luckily I have a pretty cigarette silk that 'goes' perfectly.
The other picture is the cover of a little booklet that I got from Irene yesterday. I absolutely love (AND collect!) anything pertaining to embroidery stitches so this was a real treat. Unfortunately there is no date inside to say when it was published. It cost the princely sum of 15 cents anyway. Thanks Irene!!