Thursday, May 29, 2008


Good Afternooon! How is everybody doing? Yesterday, GF Sue D & Deb L picked me up & we went into LaPorte to visit House of Stitches for NANI business. What a delightful time! While browsing, I picked up a couple MUST HAVES. I have new thread drops for my perle cottons. I enjoy stitching tabletoppers & I think the thread drops will be the answer to my storage needs. I like to store the perle coton fibers without worrying about the 'bends' from floss bobbins.

ALSO, I found a drawstring bag for my mending supplies -- It has room for small scissors, little pockets on the inside for spools of thread & the bottom is a pincushion.

This is what it looks like when open:It is small enough to be portable & I luv the drawstring closure.

Floss Bobbins

I have not been able to keep up with individual e-mails! Sorry, it has been quite busy around here.

For the person who asked about the web link, for the freebie pattern to make your own Embroidery Floss Bobbins:

I tried the link this a.m. & it was working. Direct link is: OR Embroidery Thread Cards.

For the stitcher looking for the multiple color floss bobbins:

I bought them at House of Stitches in LaPorte, Indiana. They are see-thru plastic & I think the same thickness as the white plastic bobbins. I visited House of Stitches yesterday & they still had some : )

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Enjoy the holiday week-end!

Thx Marjorie for sending me this wonderful card & beaded laying tool : ) So thoughtful of you & quite a pick-me-up when it arrived in my box!

Not much stitching to report. I did start this lovely Violet Square (kit), designed by Martha Schmidt, Needle Maid Designs.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

WillowTree Mother and Son from Nicholas

Flowers from Tori -- these Iris continue to open and are beautiful!!! Look at the colors : )

Friday, May 09, 2008

Gift from Tori

Happy Mother's Day from Tori.

I was asked about our Honey Bunny, and she continues to delight us with her unusual behaviour. Here is a picture of her napping on the stairway railing. Perhaps it reminds her of a tree branch???

Monday, May 05, 2008

Q & A

Thank you for your kind comments! And, to answer some questions:

On May 5, 1998, I joined the local chapter, Needle Artisans of Northwest Indiana (NANI) of The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc. (EGA). TEN YEARS AGO!!! I've been stitching for 10 years : ) Happy Stitching Anniversary TO ME : )

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The threadwinders seen in above photograph & pictured in this post are inexpensive, & purchased at Hobby Lobby. They were 50% off in the beading aisle. Called River Shell Pendant, Traditions, Natural Gallery. I bought a couple of them & use them as thread winders.

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Yes, I finished a couple of blocks. I don't know which one to submit.More information on the Friendship Quilt, 2008 HERE .

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Mary: Here is a picture of the needlebook (rabbit):

It is from:In The Woods, The Prairie Schooler, c.1994, Book No. 46. I also stitched the Chipmunk for another needlebook:

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Thank You Anita : )

I have long admired Anita's stitching & finishing. I'm thrilled to be the proud owner of this beautiful Strawberry Emery, made by Anita. Thank you so much!

You may recognize the above picture from the Strawberry Emeries, Here We Come, 20January2008 post, on Anita's Stitching blog.

I'm excited she is now creating her own patterns and selling her own designs, Anita's Little Stitches! Have you seen them? See her sewing smalls pictured in her Slideshow link here.

I was interested to see Valdani Threads for sale, too. They are ColorFast! I'm looking forward to receiving a few skeins to try. The color blends look fantastic.

Best Wishes on your new business. I hope it is a great success!


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