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Thursday, October 25, 2012

With Clean Teeth

I am typing this post with newly cleaned teeth.  I'm happy that I don't have to do this again until May of next year.
I have been stitching on the smalls that go with Aunt Julia's Sewing Box (the retreat project).  I need to finish off the box too.  But I have stitched the scissors fob and the pin cushion.

I am currently working on the needle/scissors book which is my favorite accessory.
Also I wanted to tell you about another book that I got.  I was reading Mary Corbet's Needle and Thread blog.  She was listing the top 15 embroidery books.  I had a Barnes & Noble gift card so I ordered two that looked interesting.  The top ranked book was "Color Confidence in Emroidery"  by Trish Burr.  It looks like a very useful book.  It shows cool and warm colors and how to shade.  It actually gives DMC numbers for shading in different ways.

 There a bunch of projects to do in the second half of the book with good instructions and photos.
I'm glad I have it as a reference.


  1. I like the Fern Ridge piece. You are the super turbo stitcher.

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. My oh my. Your needle must move at warp speed! The new book looks amazing - perhaps I should investigate this as I certainly need confidence in choosing colours.

  4. Really like the colours on Aunt Julias, they will be so pretty with the box later on.

    What a great book, it´s amazing how much we can change a motif with the choise of colours.
    Look at the little Kingfisher on the book cover-how adorable!
    Take Care,