That is the first floss ring / floss tag I have ever made. But it won't be the last! The finishing took about an hour and a half but I don't think that's too bad considering I've never done one before and I was taking my own sweet time getting it done. This will be a surprise gift for a friend I have "known" through the cross-stitching message boards for years, and that's why I can't post the back of it because if she reads this blog (which I don't think she does) then she'd know it was for her. *hee hee*
Thanks to the Snippets and Stash blog, I was able to find easy-to-follow instructions accompanied by pictures on how to make the floss tag. Here is the link: http://snippetsandstash.blogspot.com/ The only difference is that I used my Crop-A-Dile tool instead of the one listed in the tutorial. Once you click on that link and arrive at her blog, just scroll down until you see a little section on the right called "Tutorials", then click on the link for the floss tags. Easy peasy! :-)
Next is a WIP (work-in-progress) picture of my "Valentino's Three" from the Holiday Sparrow Designs series of Tall Guys:
With tomorrow being Valentine's Day, I think I might just keep stitching on this piece. It's appropriate, don't you think? LOL
BTW, for those asking and wondering, we made it through the bad storms and tornadoes just fine the other night and hope y'all did, too. The storms fired up about 20 to 30 miles east of us, so we missed all the excitement...thank goodness!
My husband (Brad) and I don't "do" Valentine's Day, so he took the day off yesterday (woo hoo!) and even made arrangements with my ex to pick up the boys after school. He wanted us to have a whole day together...and we did! We didn't do anything spectacular but that's part of what made it so special...just being best friends and enjoying each other's company is part of what keeps our marriage alive and happy. His thoughtfulness and our day together yesterday beats any over-priced bouquet of flowers or heart-shaped box of candy.
May everyone have a wonderful Valentine's Day tomorrow and a relaxing weekend. :-)