Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I have had questions about the Sequins.  I spoke with Kim today who distributes the sequins.  There is no color card at this time.  Eventually there will be.   If you don't live near a store where you can see them to pick & choose, they are sending them out by subject matter ie Christmas colors, Mermaid's tail, Golds, etc.
The 2mm (Micro) sequin works with a #15 bead.  The 4mm mini uses a #11 bead.
Below is a list of  some of the stores that will be stocking the sequins:
Stitch Botique - Boston, Mass.  Kim's store
Arestia - Santa Monica, CA
Chappel Hill - NC
Beyond Knits & Needles - NJ
Needlework Botique - TX
Village Needleworks - Westmont, Ill.
Concept in Yarns & Needlepoint - Torrance, CA

There is also the floor in my loft.

Monday, February 21, 2011


I send my orders out via USPS using Click & Ship.  There is a small note section to the recipient.
Twice this week,  USPS accused me of using profanity & refused to send the note.  After some expirmenting, I figured out the profane's UPS!

Hope that starts you day off with a smile!


Thursday, February 17, 2011


The sequins we found at TNNA arrived..  I had them all arranged to photograph and dropped the camera on top of the boxes. What you see is a small part of the mess.  There are suppose to be 700 sequins to a box.  Bet know one counted them.  I still have plenty to use.  Size wise, they fit over an 18" mesh with a hole in the middle.
There are 34 colors.  I just picked out a handful.  Don't know who is carrying them.  Not a very practicle item for Needlepoint Tool Time to carry.  Since I selected these, they have a slightly larger sequin.  Now,  I have to find a project to use them on.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I used the EZ Beader to attach the beads on my PFOS Fir Tree Ornament.  It comes in a plastic case for storage.  I attached the  2" Beader to my canvas with it's magnet.  I sprinkled on my beads & they rolled right off.  I didn't read the directions that said "remove the portective Cover  from the sticky surface."  Worked much better the second time. 

I used the Braided Bead Thread which comes in a 50 yard roll.  I got out my Dental Loops but couldn't see the braid.  I can feel it.  The color is Crystal which is somewhere between clear & white.  It doesn't show on the canvas.  The thread was easy to use and I didn't have to use any swear words to get the needle threaded..  It doesn't break, fray or knot.  I used it with #15 beads.  I sewed through the beads twice and they laid beautifully.  I have always used the lasso technique.  They lay nicer this way.


Monday, February 14, 2011


Wish I could claim this, but I didn't stitch it.  It was stitched by my friend Pamela Kimbal using  Robin King's stitch guide.  Look at all the different stitches and techniques that Robin used!  The finishing is still in progress.  It needs a twisted cord and feet.  Pamela does her own finishing.  Just look at what two talented women can do!  Imagine if we ran the country.  We just don't have the time.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Listing New Items

All my computer issues have finally been resolved so, I can once again post.
I listed half a dozen new items the largest of which is the Z-Frame Lap Frame. The needlepoint on the Z is the first of the Pocket Full of Stitches Fir Club.  It is now complete except for the beading and background.  I'm waiting for the arrival of the new beading thread.  I try not to get involved with monthly clubs, as they come too quickly.  The Fir canvases were so colorful in person that I couldn't resist.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Tolerence for ice & snow running low? There are two rooms remaining for the Stitch & Play in San Francisco March 10-13. We have to release them next week & then the price will go up. San Francisco can be chilly by Californis standards but, I can guarantee no ice or snow!
For more details, contact