Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Mystery Sampler (update)

Pictured are Row 23 (Rice Stitch & Eyelets) & Row 24 (Italian Hemstitching) of the Mystery Sampler featured in NeedleArts Magazine. There is an online group for the mystery sampler SAL. The next part will be available in June.

The Star De-Tailor is one of my favorite needlework gadgets. I use it all the time (I own a few of them!). If you have never heard of them, check out their web site. I bought mine at the LNS for $5.00. It is esp helpful to tuck in those threads on the back of projects when the fiber is too short!!
For the mystery sampler, was helpful to weave the threads into the edges of the drawn thread rows.
I've given in to my cold. Spent a lot of time napping the past few days. Not much reading or stitching.

I did find an EASY pattern I want to work on -- it is for huck towels. I've had the pattern & towels & floss kitted up too long. It would be a nice (brainless) cross stitch piece to do until this throat thing passes.


Singular Stitches said...

I've seen that gadget before. VERY cool.

BTW, I am SO impressed with Nicholas's progress on the fairy. May I ask his age?

Cathy B said...

I'm almost afraid to start this next installment of the Mystery Sampler with all the chatter about it! I think I will wait until I can fully concentrate on these next few rows!!!

Elizabeth Braun said...

That looks good, Lelia. I like this kind of work too. Looking forward to another VS design just coming up...


mainely stitching said...

I hope you'll feel better soon!

I have a Star De-Tailor, but had trouble with it fraying/tearing fine fibers, like silk, so I stick to poking it around with my needle...

Myrna said...

I love my Star DeTailor! Maybe I shouldn't stitch so far to the end... but, I really like it for when I use an away knot, to tuck the end back in.

The towels are going to be nice.

I finally got the DMC for the DT Game Board, so... I'm ready for Sunday! :-)

Your Sampler is looking great!

Hope you are feeling better -- my voice finally came back today!

Anonymous said...

Your Mystery Sampler is looking great Leila!


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