May 26, 2017

Sizzlin' Summer Carnival SAL - No Mystery But Still Fun!

Yesterday, we decided to put our newest SAL on Facebook and Etsy.  This is Sizzlin' Summer Carnival SAL, or Sizzlin' Summer for short. This summery SAL is not a mystery SAL this time.  You can see what it looks like, but as usual, each of the 16 parts will be released every 2 weeks in our Facebook group for that SAL.  Or.... if you have any trouble downloading, we will happily email you each part as we release them.  "Sizzlin' Summer SAL" - in 16 parts to be released every 2 weeks on a new Facebook group starting June 9th

Remember all the fun when you were 7 or 8, visiting the carnival or the local county fair?  Could you had to guess the count all the gum balls jaw breakers or great big marbles  in that jar nearly as tall as you?  Everything is here to jog your memory, all but the smell of roasting peanuts and the sound of popping corn!  This design spot right under the base of the  pony carousel to personalize it.  Just use remove the blue and white stitches to stitch in your child’s name and birth date.    "Sizzlin' Summer" is appropriate for anyone, in any land, any country.  Will you come join us?

NOTE: This is not the entire design on Etsy. It is set up to be a  "Stitch Along SAL) so you will not be downloading the entire design from Etsy. 
The information for the floss  is all in the key that you will download when you make your $5 USD payment.  Etsy will notify me and we will set you up in the group where you will find join us and wait for the first of 16 parts to be released Friday June 9th, giving you time to get your fabric, floss and beads together!  Please give us your Facebook name and if you can, a link to your page so we can more easily find you there!
Design size 144 x 144 stitches. Each SAL section = 36 x 36st;  There are 14 DMC floss colors.  I skein each. Finished size if worked on 32ct over 2 = 9 inches square.  Sections layout – 4 across & 4 down.  Uses 14 colors of DMC floss.  We used some back stitch and a few colorful beads – but all are optional.  Mill Hill makes a packet of mixed seed beads and bugle beads. 
The seed beads and/ or bugle beads we suggest are for use along the edge of the pony carousel, along the top fringe of the tents as well as the opening to the main tent. Choose some colorful seed beads or even bugle beads of your choice  for the carousel umbrella's fringe and have some colorful, creative fun!   

If you live in the UK or Europe, find DMC floss needed for our ongoing  SALS: This Corner of Earth, Sizzlin' Summer, Long Way Home, Freedom, and Welcome .  Floss is readily available  in tidy bundles to our European and UK stitchers at Lakeside Needlecraft and 

Purchase membership to our SALs and read all the details at the SAL section at our Etsy Shop

May 21, 2017

Link to our SALs on Etsy + Release Schedule

You can purchase membership to all of these SALs.  The Facebook group is home to the SAL parts, but we will also email you the chart sections if that is needed. Each SAL is 16 parts, issued ever 2 weeks.  The sizes of the final design ranges from 128 to 150 stitches, making each part a quick, satisfying stitch, perfect for a few hours on your weekend. 

May 9, 2017

This Corner of Earth SAL

We are starting a new Stitch Along (SAL) just as the very popular "Welcome SAL" is nearing a close.  This upcoming SAL is called "This Corner of Earth" and is full of every pretty thing you can imagine.  It will begin on Friday, May 19th, 2017.  There are flowers, birds and even a bird house, and bits and pieces of a village of little houses including a tall, old-fashioned, street corner grandfather clock.  There is a gorgeous Victorian house, all centered on a pretty heart and surrounded with Quaker style trees, flowers, hearts and all manner of gingerbread.  You can see some additional snippets on our Etsy shop.

For the modest of price of only $5, USD, you can have the joy of stitching this SAL on a bi-weekly basis until all 16 parts are released.  This design is worked in DMC with mostly full cross stitches and a few back stitches, and colors that will warm the lover of all the goodies mentioned above and maybe win over some of those who have never seen a Tempting Tangles Design.

On the DMC, UK and Europe folks can buy a skein pack here -at Lakeside Needlecraft!

Go take a look and then - join us!  We have a group on Facebook and there you can chat, stitch, and see all the ideas and variations others discover as they create their own version of "This Corner of Earth".  And if there is a need, we will always email the charts pieces to you as they are released.  You will never be disappointed as my Facebook Moderators and I will make sure (with double coverage), the SAL parts will be released on time and till all parts are in the group for you to download, print and put into your stitching basket.   ~~~  
Here are the ongoing SALs with release dates.

May 7, 2017

Something Is Coming

Zoom, Zoom
Yes, something is coming... and this is only an itsy, bitsy, teensy, tiny part. 
So, keep watching here and over on my Tempting Tangles Facebook page