This little fellow is a side trip acquired at a recent quilt show...there was a vendor there with lots of needle punch stuff and wool stuff and I saw this design and just had to have it -- didn't matter that I don't usually go for kits or other people's designs, or that I didn't know how to do needle punch! He was just too wonderful to pass by. So, after a quick "how to" demo and the relinquishment of a fair sum of money I brought him (well, the kit to make him) home to play.
The snag was that there was not quite enough of the background thread included in the kit! What to do?? I went on line to the pattern designer and requested a strand to finish him up. I was so pleased to get a quick response...even though the pattern designer doesn't sell the kits - I found out that those were done up by the vendor - I received more than enough to finish my project. I can't say enough good things about the value of that kind of customer service!!
This pattern is "Night Watch" by Shawn Williams. Visit www.threadsthatbindonline.com for other totally cute and cool patterns and supplies. Thanks Shawn for helping me out on this...and don't you just love the irony that I was in a bind over thread? ;-)
(Incidentally, I did track down the kit-making vendor, who offered to sell me a package of the floss...since I want this blog to be positive I'll refrain from further comment about that...)