I was in the mood to work on something small tonight when I couldn't sleep so I pulled out my4000 Flower & Plant Motifs book to look for a tree. I didn't trace the tree from the book but used the idea of it to draw a tree that I could attach my leaf beads to. By the way, I bought this book after reading about it on VickiW's blog and I love it. Lots and lots of designs to use for embroidery, applique or even quilting.
This background fabric is not as pinky as it looks in this photo - it's more like a medium/light burgundy which is suitable for a fall theme postcard. I still have to finish the edges but I've got plenty of time before the November 25th due date.
I mentioned that I was going to do some knitting on my trip. The night before we left, I knit a few lines of the shawl pattern I wrote about a few weeks ago and just like the review - I found it very easy to knit but didn't have enough yarn here so I started a prayer shawl. I can't wait to find/order some yarn for the other shawl but I'm going to wait a while so I won't be tempted to put this one aside to work on the other one.
Chesty has an appointment today for an x-ray and then will see the surgeon. Cross your fingers that his knee has healed and they lift his restrictions.