Jan 24, 2018

Last Chance Before These Are Gone

Very soon, our retiring SALs (stitch alongs) will not be available at the low $5 SAL price on Etsy.  Deadline dates are noted below. 

Members of our special Facebook groups can currently download SAL parts in pdf.  When these deadlines pass, the files will no longer available. 

Don’t miss this wonderful price!  Remember, if you need, we can email the parts to you.

files will become unavailable
 after  February 15, 2018
Sizzlin' Summer Carnival SAL
 files will become unavailable
after  March 1, 2018

Jan 11, 2018

Green, Grey or Blue

A question: A stitcher recently contacted me, asking a question about our Quaker SAL, Swans and Sheras. "Why is this called Blue Poppy Sampler if none of the thread colors are blue? How did you come up with the name?"

First, I love that particular DMC floss color 926, I originally used on the poppy petals. My eye sees it as blue-ish. I think DMC has an odd sense of humor when it comes to naming colors. The 924- 928 series are called grey green, but I think it is a cool grey with an antique bluish cast. I see those shades not as green, but as sort of blue, albeit sitting on the green grey side.  There really are blue poppies, by the way, though I enjoy the red ones in my garden. I hope that explains it. :-)

Jan 4, 2018

Tell Me a Tale of My Bunny Bun-Bun

     ➤ Where, oh where did you find that lovely, sugary Easter Egg?

➤     Why, of course I found it here at the Easter  Egg Trees:

** lovely stitching below is provided by member Cheryl Kane