Wanderer's to the Cabin

Monday, October 20, 2014

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Give-A-Way

 Nancy Turner of Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having not one, but two floss gift-a-way's of her beautiful hand-dyed threads. Stop by and have a peek.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Be Ye Thankful 1600 yards of floss give-away!

The 1795 Sampler Floss Collection

1840 Floss Collection Give-away!! Enter now!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Just So Everyone Knows About It

We got a phone call the other day from someone claiming to be from Microsoft, the person had an Indian accent according to the big guy. This person told him that our computer was downloading files and other stuff to Microsoft.

The Big Guy questions: So let me get this straight, my computer is downloading files to you at Microsoft.

Guy on the phone: Yes and he'll need information from him to fix the problem.

Big Guy: OK, well which one of my computers is it?

Guy on the phone: "You have more than one computer"

Big Guy: Yeah, I have two.

Guy on the phone hangs up.

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up about this scam. 

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Sunday, October 05, 2014

A Christmas Gift

I've been trying to come up with a stitchy gift for Christmas and I finally think I got it.

What says Christmas to a small child more than leaving out milk and cookies for Santa.

"Sweet Christmas Wishes"
A little ornament for hanging on your tree, wreath or package.
As always feel free to change up the colors to match your Christmas vision.

That's it for this evening everyone, thank you for stopping by and leaving your thoughts behind. Until next time......

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Thursday, September 25, 2014

2014 Smalls Update & 2014 TUSAL Update

I'm a day late with these, but at least I remembered.

I'm calling this one "All Is Calm Cabin"
I designed this one and stitched it up in three days using DMC floss and a piece of 28ct. linen I hand dyed.

Here is my TUSAL for September, more threads and fabric scraps.

That's all for today, thanks for stopping by and until next time.....

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Never Forget

It's been 13 years, and we should never forget those who lost their lives.

Take Care Everyone
Hugs, Sandy 

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Show Your Stash: Threads

Anna over at Stitch Bitch has started a thread ; ) called Show Your Stash: Threads
Thought I would join in and maybe others will as well, stop by her blog for details.

What thread do you usually stitch with? I mostly use DMC threads, I occasionally use Caron Wildflower threads and rarely use silk threads.

 When you shop for threads, do you buy on impulse or do you buy only what you need?  It depends on the threads, if it's DMC and it's on sale I will buy colors that I need duplicates of and always extra white, black and ecru.

How do you sort it?  I always sort by numerical order. I use a swatch card with actual floss samples for color blending or matching.

How do you store your thread?  in use DMC on bobbins in my Plano tackle box. Extras in wood DMC boxes I got when our Ben Franklin closed I also store my in use Perle Cotton balls, extra #5 perle cotton, & Caron threads.  I store in use Caron, Weeks, GAST, #5 Perle Cotton and misc. threads in plastic bags on rings. I store Kreinik spools in plastic 12 gauge shotgun shell boxes.

What tips do you have for building a stash?  Shop sales and buy threads you love. 

How much is too much?  There's such a thing as to much thread? That's CRAZY talk!!!

How do you whittle your stash down when it's gotten too large?  I will sell off or give away threads I don't like, otherwise I just stitch from what I have.

 Do you have a current favorite in your stash? Let’s see it!  I love DMC Variegated #115, this has been a favorite of mine for years.

DMC Variegated #115
Take Care & Happy Stashin' Everyone
Hugs, Sandy
DMC Variegated & Color Varitions

Various Threads and Perle Cotons

In use DMC Solids
DMC Floss Boxes