Sunday, July 24, 2011


If you are tired of looking like a bag lady or need a more professional look,  the Nameste Mini Messenger is the bag for you.  The cross body strap & fastening hardware make it very secure.  I'm still trying to figure out how the latches work.  I was able to get my medium Walker bag with the frame,canvas ,fibres, & tools, my I-Pad, paperback book & glass case in the Mini Messenger.  There was still some room.  Those are my daily essentials.

The Skinny Mini is a new product from Nameste.  It's 8" x 3" size holds a lot of tools.  For cross stitchers, it will handle crochet hooks & rotary cutters.  It would be great for make up brushes.  I think my travel cosmetics would all fit in one.

The Buddy case is back.  It features hidden magnetized interior walls so, your needles, threader & scissors stay in place.  A removable interior divider protects your scissors.

The Nameste products are animal friendly as they are made of faux leather.  The interior's are Microsuede PET which is made from recycled plastic bottles.


Thursday, July 21, 2011


I have finally been able to install a slide show on my web site.  New inventory is on order and will be featured as it arrives.


Monday, July 11, 2011


                  The Klemscott Needle Minders come to us from Canada.  They look like cameos.
                                                          Scissors for the cat lovers

Sunday, July 10, 2011


I have been eliminating some of my stash.  I don't have to tell any of you how tastes change etc.  I pulled my tabletop Gripit from the deep recesses of my closet.  Probably haven't seen it for 25 years.  I set it up on my new desk top.  Hm mm, pretty neat.  I got my Big Horn canvas which is on 18 x 18" Evertites. There are 7 different places to adjust the table clamp. The Gripit griped it!!  This will be my new class frame holder.  The Gripit company is no longer in business so these are no longer available.  If you have one stashed away, dig it

Saturday, July 9, 2011


The Little Gems scissors are now in stock. Tiny blades (3/4/"), faceted handle holes, airplane friendly - these are a few reasons why they are called Little Gems!

Monday, July 4, 2011


I've added new items to the web site.  The Bead Tube Tower II is designed for those who store their beads in the square, flip-top boxes.  The Thread Zap II is half the price of the original.  I haven't figured out why.
The Totally Trendy Scissors are for stitches who like color.  There are also Scissors Protector points, John James Beading Pebbles, and a Telescoping Magnet Wand for all the dropped items.  i need one on a chain around my neck.

The grandkids just called.  They want me to come to the park for a concert & fireworks.  I'm to bring chips
and water.  It's after 7 PM & still over 100 degrees with unusual humidity.  The picnic has been on & off three times today.  Guess they will be eating chips.


Saturday, July 2, 2011


I have been struggling to keep up with the PFOS monthly Fir Tree Club.  The canvas comes with a stitch guide.  Sometimes I follow it and sometimes I don't.  The background gave me the most trouble.  I don't care  for white backgrounds.  When I looked at all the different colored trees, I realized why PFOS chose white.  I wanted to make my trees into ornaments which made basket weave the stitch of choice.  The first five trees are on their way to the finisher. It's back to work on my Big Horn Sheep canvas.