My friend Gail Hendrix has now, to my delight, started a blog that we may go to for enjoyment of whatever she is up to now. I only discovered her (via another blog) last fall, and now have shown her work in two articles in Needlepoint Now magazine - with great response. This woman's work makes me want to cancel all work and appointments, and just have time to stitch her goodies. These crabs are too cute. Sophisticated whimsey type stuff. They are intended as frame weights, but since I do not use a frame for my needlepoint, I had rather thought to fill one with bb's or something similar, and use them as paper weights. Great gift idea! Gail's work is all stitch painted, which makes it very easy to work, and very enjoyable! She has some new ones, which you can see on her first blog entry here. Soooo - I will show one of my favorites, which I hope to stitch for myself after I finish several others of hers - plus those gorgeous American Girl doll ornaments (see my previous post on these.) I had asked her for Josefina and Felicity - and understand they are coming right up!! I had better get busy.