April Smalls SAL, etc

For Heather of Stitching Lotus's Smalls SAL, I stitched another square of Frolic in the Foliage by Blue Ribbon Designs, the square with the two birds:
I also finished a little needle book that came as a free kit with the May 2016 issue of Cross Stitcher magazine:
I started it last year, but put it aside because the Aida cloth that comes with those kits is the worst - so incredibly stiff. I should have swapped it out for something else, but I guess I was lazy. 😳 It came with the ribbon and peach felt for the cover of the book, plus light blue felt for the pages. Even if it was frustrating to stitch, it turned out pretty cute.

Also, a friend of mine and I were at Michael's and spotted those "paint with diamonds" kits; she loooooves bling, so we both got one and worked on them yesterday. It was fun! Though, my own decor style doesn't run to a lot of bling so I probably won't do more.
For this one, the only area that needs the little 'diamond' thingies is the large butterfly. I'm about half done.


Julie said…
The Blue Ribbon looks more delightful each month I see it.
Katie said…
Congrats on the block finish. Love the needle book. Too cute. Those diamond kits are everywhere. I would like to try it but I keep telling myself I don't need another hobby haha. Love the look of yours though.
Carol said…
Such pretty stitching, Amy--and that sweet bird on the needlebook is adorable :)
I am enjoying your progress on the Fall Foliage piece. What a sweet little bird needle book you created! Enjoy your weekend!
Mary said…
I think your needlebook came out adorable. Your diamond painting wip is beautiful.