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Grab Bags at Seminar
October 8, 2015, 6:02 pm
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I had loads of fun going through the 2 grab bags & I found a combination of threads that may just have to be my next project!

The canvases are cute. They are probably 14 count but that’s ok. Why aren’t there more hours in the day?

Grab Bag 1

Grab Bag 2

Grab Canvases

ANG Seminar 2015 in Myrtle Beach
September 25, 2015, 8:38 am
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We arrived at Myrtle Beach yesterday in the rain. But, that didn’t bother us. Marilyn & I set up the Distance Learning Programs in the exhibit area. I checked in for seminar and here are the goodies.

Check in stuff

Then, Bill & I headed to dinner at Angus Steakhouse & a movie, Black Mass. Great dinner and movie. No rain to start today. That’s nice!

Road Trip to Strawberry Sampler
August 29, 2015, 6:58 pm
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It had been awhile since I was at Strawberry Sampler on Wilmington Pike (Route 202) in Glen Mills, PA. So, I had to show Linda! And, we both managed to find something we had to have.

I just loved the colors of this cross stitch piece, Baked Alaska, by Cheryl Granda. It is from a Mandala series of A-Maze-ing Desserts Collection. I am afraid to look for the others in the series!

Baked Alaska

They carry mostly samplers and cross stitch projects. Very nicely arranged, bright, and a huge stock. They carry DMC floss, Sampler Threads, and Weeks Dye Works Floss.

Strawberry Sampler

Finds at Needle Me
August 19, 2015, 6:25 pm
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I finally made a trip to Needle Me to use my gift certificate from our Christmas exchange. I found a purse half off (& with the gift certificate was half off again).  While the piece of needlepoint isn’t a perfect fit.  It will be fine for a while.


And, look at what 40 yards of Watercolours looks like!

40 yards

Porcupine Laying Tool
August 14, 2015, 6:46 pm
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To thank members of the Board for our efforts, our President Patrick B, gave us laying tools that he made from an African porcupine quill. He added the decorative top bead.  Some people are so creative & handy! Thanks again Patrick.

Porcupine quill

Discontinued DMC Stranded Cotton Thread Colors
July 4, 2015, 11:11 am
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For future reference:


Reorganizing My Stash
June 26, 2015, 11:12 am
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No studio or office for my stash. But, my 5 foot 5 inch tall (36″ wide) cabinet (pictured below), 5 drawers (15.5″ x 19.5″ x 13.5″), 5 bags (2 large totes, 3 small totes), and a bin are now reorganized (charted projects, ground material (painted and colored 14 or 18-count canvas/perforated paper/vinyl/linen), bars, bags, threads, tools, finishing materials including objects such as boxes/coasters/ornaments/frames/rulers/snow globe). Most of my storage containers came from The Container Store (what a wonderful place). I had done this a few years ago but couldn’t find stuff easily.  It took me 5 days but I’m done! And, happy to get back to stitching!

Thanks to Linda (in my ANG chapter) for the idea of binders with top loading sheet protectors. I got ones that hold up to 70 pieces of paper not that many hold that much but it allows threads to fit with instructions for small projects (of which I have a few). Now, I will actually be able to find things! It was an eye opener to see how many projects I want to stitch.  I think road trips in the future may have to be focused on purchasing threads for projects I already own. Of course, my husband reminded me that I should try to “shop at home” in the one drawer & one bag already filled with threads before buying more!



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