After stitching the plaid on my Santa, this should be a breeze. I was able to purchase the fibers while at PFOS.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Margaret Bendig presented the program at the September meeting of the San Bernadino ANG Chapter. Due to the distance and time, I don't get to attend very often. It was on my way to the airport for the Pocket Full Of Stitches Retreat. Margaret taught the first of 4 witch's hats.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
|This plastic box has been my Kreinik storage system. |
I have two of these boxes which are full.
I can read the top of the spools if I squint but I'm not sure about the color.
|Ready to store or hang|
A larger case is available which will hold 2 towers.
|This is my Bead Tube Tower with beads|
The Bead Tube Tower is available from Needlepoint Tool Time .
I'd give you the price but, I can't remember it.
Stitch in joy,
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Cindy shared so many finished pieces, completed in the past year, at the PFOS Retreat that I thought she deserved a post of her own. Last year, we discovered that Cindy had no stash! She actually completed one piece before she purchased another. The group set about to corrupt her. I'm happy to report that it's working. Cindy now has a small stash.
|Class taught this year by Rae, the former owner of PFOS.|
Saturday, September 15, 2012
|This is my Amanda Lawford Cowboy Santa|
The plaid coat is Shaded Very Velvet & a solid Very Velvet.
One side of the coat took 10 hours on Friday to complete.
|The holly berries are wooden beads wrapped with Kreinik ribbon.|
Open stitch on the beard so the shading shows through.
|Same open stitch is used on Santa's green robe & the background night sky. I've forgotten the the name of the stitch but it can be found in several of Julia Snyder's books.|
|Silk ribbon on the hat. Gold circles are Jessica's. Appears that the coat is an open stitch so the shading shows through.|
|Belt detail is wonderful. Just can't remember what it was.|
|Amanda Lawford Santa|
Coat is 2 rows of continental separated by 5 rows of skipped tent.
|Debbie Mumm Santa|
Monday, September 10, 2012
I have just returned from five days in Lubbock, Texas where I attended the Pocket Full of Stitches Retreat. Julia Snyder was the teacher for this year's retreat. We each chose a Santa canvas; Julia did the stitch guide. For those who have not had the pleasure of visiting POFS, I thought I start today and share the store.
|Right of the front door.|
Shelves of finished samples, Baskets of ornament size canvases
|Looking down the center of the store|
|Back of the store|
|Class Room. Seats 20 - 25|
Current trunk show is hung on the walls
Office, Kitchen, Shipping & Storage
|Megan, owner of Pocket Full of Stitches, with Gracie her 3 year old daughter.|
Megan's mother is to the left. Two of the Pocketts to the right.
Megan is expecting her second daughter the middle of November.
Next time, I'll show you some of the Santa canvases along with Julia's fabulous ideas.
Until next time,
Stitch in Joy,
Needlepoint Tool Time
Sunday, September 2, 2012
This is the first day in months that it has been cooler outside than inside in the early morning. I keep the thermostat set at 80 unless I get cranky. We won't remember why we live here until after Halloween. This has been the hottest, most humid summer that we have had in years. I suppose the entire Country can say the same thing.
During the summer, I paid a visit to Garden Gate Needlepoint in Covina which is about a 90 minute drive from here. Covina has a cute "downtown street" left over from a former time. We don't often see that in California. Carol Cugno the owner was delightful.
I leave Tuesday for my annual sabbatical to Pocket Full of Stitches in Lubbock, Texas. This year, Julia Snyder is teaching a Santa Canvas of our choice. I have chosen Amanda Lawford's Western Santa in what I hope is a doable size.
I will attend the San Bernardino ANG chapter meeting Tuesday night. Margaret Bendig will be teaching the first in her series of Witch's hats. After the meeting, I will continue on to a hotel in Ontario where I can park my car & fly out early the next morning.
Stitch in joy,