The lion costume is finished! And on its way, and all the tiny bits of fleece and thread and yarn are safely tucked away in the vacuum cleaner . . .
Now, on to the next project—Emma's birthday is April 1, and I am planning to make her a couple of summer dresses as her gift (plus the requisite book, of course; all grandchildren—and pretty much everyone else too—get books at every possible opportunity), and I have four pretty pieces of material to choose from, as well as a couple of new patterns—one Farbenmix, a sundress with a tiered twirly skirt; and one Japanese one, a pretty little smock with shoulder ruffles and a square yoke.
And I'm going to make myself a wool felt folder to hold my needlebook, embroidery scissors, and so on (from this pattern, only I think I'm going to choose fall colors, since that's what I have on hand), so I shall cut out all the pieces and choose the floss this evening, and then I'll have something to work on in the evenings. I don't really see well enough to do a lot of machine sewing at night—unless, of course, it's something imperative (see above). . .