After going crazy looking for her I finally found Marie in the paper racks. It was a very safe place because I didn't find the embroidery for several days. So hopefully I will get back to her tomorrow.
Lee took me out to buy some needlepoint wool at Betty's. I got 51 colors to add to the 8 colors I had already. So now I just have to decide on a pattern for a pillow. I've been looking at some patterns in "Needleplay " and "More NeedlePlay" by Erica Wilson. There are a few cute ideas. But I would really like to come up with my own designs. Certainly I have enough colors to make something quite colorful. Afterwards we went to a thrift store and tried to buy a litho of a ballroom dance set in the 1780's. The picture was screwed to the wall so they will call me when they can get it down! This will be great for the Altrusa tree! Then we bough some blackboard paint for some cabinets and came home.
Yesterday I started another needle painting. This is of a yellow poppy and it is going quite well. The next needle painting will be an iris. I found a nice outline drawing of an iris and this time I will pick the colors, shading and determine the stitch angle all on my own. Sounds like a fun challenge!