Let me confess first. I love, and I mean love, these adorable little Bead and Button designs from Mill Hill. They are done on perforated paper and I always have at least one on the go as I just love how easy they are when I'm tired or not feeling well. And sometimes playing with beads and stitching is just what I want to do. :)
So the latest one I started a few months back was from their Spring Series 2013 (I think) called Herb Garden.
Now you won't see my big mistake that I've decided to just go with in these photos, but I started too far to the right on the left edge... very annoying of me. So I'm going to stitch until about halfway through the last vase in the design (5 squares) and just build the border in. Therefore making this one not square, but more tall rectangle. It will work, besides it's not necessarily for sale at my store or even a gift. I just like doing these so I do them and throw many on my fridge for a bit, and then in a drawer (yet, sad but true).
Here's the design in it's entirety:
Here's my stitching so far:
And this is my really fun to use thread holder (sorry for crappy photo):
As these are the only projects I ever really do that require less than 50 colors I always get a squee when I get to use my cute wood thread holders. I have this square and another in the shape of a paint palette. Super cute and work okay with this amount of thread. Not for every project, and not for everyone but a nice change for me from bobbins.
Hope you're all doing well. We are getting a bit of a reprieve from winter here. But I'm not holding my breath, as we always get more snow into mid-May.
Don't forget to keep to those budgets if you're in or following SFS2014!