The second new item is worry beads. These are made of Tiger's eye beads and celtic knot hangers. Tiger's eye is supposed to bring calm and serenity.
Lastly, I've been playing in the kitchen again. I read somewhere that purple/red cabbage will turn things a lovely soft blue. I took the outer leaves from the cabbage, cut them up and simmered them for 30 minutes. The two white snoods and the ecru lace mitts went into a alum mordant simmered for 15 minutes.
Today is setup day at NHRF so I'm off. Hope to see you there.