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 Cottons

In use DMC Solids
DMC Floss Boxes

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A New Light for Stitchin' when Campin'

Went to Jo-Ann's  on Saturday and got a new light so I can take my stitchin' with me when we go campin'. It was $34.99 but was on sale at 50% off so only cost me #17.49.

"Mighty Bright Vusion"

This has a light with two LED bulbs that you can use either together or just one depending on how bright you need it, it also has a small magnifier, both on very flexible arms. It has a base with a powerful magnet that also acts as a weight so you can sit it on a table or attach it to a metal wall/pole. It has a clamp that removes from the base that can be used on hoops, Q-Snaps or my wonderful scroll frames.  

This is going to be great for small 6" to 8" scroll frame projects possibly even 10". I really wouldn't want to take anything larger than that campin' and the 10" would be pushin' it.

Now I just need to go threw my sewing fabrics and make a bag for it and two small draw string bags for the light and magnifier. Will be lining both draw string bags with flannel to keep them from getting scratched.

That's it for today everyone. Thank you so much for stoppin' by, so until next time....

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy