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Scandinavian Stitches Brings Danish Flower Threads to Philadelphia ( Filed under: General comments, Threads )

How cool – Scandinavian Stitches came to Philadelphia today for “Finns and Swedes in America since 1638” Celebration at Penn’s Landing. I met Lynda and got her permission to blog this photo. And, I picked up this Christmas Bag with the Nordic Hearts design. The single-ply, cotton threads are very interesting. They are called Danish […]

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Stitches in Sterling ( Filed under: Needlework in Progress, Stitches in Sterling )

What a wonderful weather we had for the long weekend in Rehoboth Beach, DE! And, the class was even better. Nancy Cucci taught bead basics (I’d never applied beads to needlepoint before) & darning patterns (which I had not done very much of before). So, it was a wonderful learning experience. I am also very […]

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Pre-work for Stitches in Sterling ( Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Needlework in Progress, Stitches in Sterling )

My pre-work for Nancy Cucci’s ‘Stitches in Sterling’ is all ready. We outlined the project in tent & slanted gobelin using Kreinik braid & ribbon. It took me a little longer than 4 hours so I am really glad I got it done before class. That way, as Nancy says in the instructions, we can […]

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‘Sun Flower’ stitches, with David’s permission ( Filed under: Sun Flower with David McCaskill at Fireside Stitchery ) Continue reading


Tahitian Treat, 2019 Seminar Exhibit ( Filed under: ANG Seminar 2019 )

Tahitian Treat was my piece at the 2019 ANG Seminar Exhibit. It’s an original design in the Non-professional category. And, I am pleased to say that it got an Honorable Mention ribbon. The scores were: 81 out of 100 (design=21 out of 25, color=19 out of 25, workmanship/technique=15 out of 20, suitability=17 out of 20, […]

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Thread and Stitch Manipulation, 2019 Seminar Class, with Cynthia Thomas ( Filed under: ANG Seminar 2019, Thread and Stitch Manipulation with Cynthia Thomas )

The Thread and Stitch Manipulation with Cynthia Thomas was a one day class. I decided to play with stitch patterns all day – some on paper and some on my computer. Lots of fun! I learned how to make these diagrams from Cynthia’s class 2 years ago! Here’s a couple of my favorites:

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Expo! Night at Seminar 2019 ( Filed under: Uncategorized )

Last night, after the first wave went in, I went into Expo! And, saw lots of bags coming out. This year’s buzz item was the ANG Lone Star Chapter’s booklet called Grab -n- Go Stitches with over 450 stitches. It is designed like Stitches To Go and without any duplicates from that book. I’m very […]

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A Toast to Tiffany, 2019 Seminar Class, with Kay Stanis, Day 3 of 3 ( Filed under: A Toast to Tiffany with Kay Stanis, ANG Seminar 2019 )

Very comfortable stitching day! No tissue paper – all counted work. I did not need to practice the trees because I just did the same technique for Gail Stafford’s, A Dusting of Snow. Kay adds a twist, figuratively and literally, with regards to the couched thread. And, the stitch for the leaves is one I […]

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A Toast to Tiffany, 2019 Seminar Class, with Kay Stanis, Day 2 of 3 ( Filed under: A Toast to Tiffany with Kay Stanis, ANG Seminar 2019 )

Well, after a lovely evening last night at the Needlepoint Fiesta dinner, I didn’t want to stitch. But, I did read the instructions and really like the “Technique” sheets that Kay Stanis includes with the instructions for A Toast to Tiffany. They cover “Framing Up Canvas on Stretcher Bars” (well written so I could do […]

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A Toast to Tiffany, 2019 Seminar Class, with Kay Stanis, Day 1 of 3 ( Filed under: A Toast to Tiffany with Kay Stanis, ANG Seminar 2019 )

The only pre-work required was to make a bead-cutting tray to keep the purls and beads under control. My classmate, Linda, made mine! It’s a piece of foam core about 6” x 6” with a piece of felt and a matching cord! Lovely. Thanks again Linda!! The instructions say we are getting a 13˝ X […]

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