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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

Love Paws for Kayla ( Filed under: Love Paws, Melita's Adaptations )

Congratulations to Kayla on her graduation! She followed in her father’s footsteps and has become a teacher. But, she shares her love of animals and especially of dogs with both her parents. So, I thought she’d appreciate this design. I already stitched her favorite animal, a family of 3 penguins! Bill and I wish her […]

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Patchwork of Peace Row 11 Red ( Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Patchwork of Peace )

The Diagonal Victorian Step stitch in Block 6 (from the left) was tricky. I really had to move along stitching the unit which Connie conveniently highlighted in the diagram. And, even with that, I was very appreciative of seeing the compensation diagrammed for me. I used just 1 strand of silk on Blocks 5, 6, […]

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Blue Heart of Hearts ( Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Hearts of Hospice )

This design is Heart of Hearts by Barbara Richardson from Needlepoint Now Jan/Feb 2019 issue in my thread choices. I’m stitching it for the ANG Greater Kansas City Needlepoint Guild’s Hearts for Hospice project. I started stitching this on the Stitcher’s Escapes Cruise to Bermuda and finished it over the weekend. It’s easy stitching and […]

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Lotus Kimono, Stems and Small Flowers ( Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Lotus Kimono )

It’s been awhile since I pulled out Lotus Kimono by Lee (SPM 279) to work but we’re trying to wrap up our painted canvas stitch guide comparisons. One Main Line Stitchers Chapter member is stitching it based on a stitch guide from Fireside Stitchery and another from Amy Bunger. I am selecting my own threads […]

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Stitchers’ Escapes to Bermuda Cruise ( Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Stitchers Escape Cruise )

Jean Farish and her daughters put together a wonderful cruise to Bermuda. We had quite an impressive swag bag, including a magnet from Diane Hermann from Walking the Water’s Edge (I didn’t take her class because I already did and gave it away as a retirement gift). They reserved seats at shows for us and […]

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Patchwork of Peace, Row 9 Red ( Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Patchwork of Peace )

Several blocks required the the use of alternating threads which meant keeping 2 needles working. Since I prefer to finish out a thread, this was good practice. I don’t know why I haven’t been using 2 needles more often before this row but it seemed to go well enough that I’ll keep it up as […]

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