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Saturday, October 7, 2017

A Little This, A Little That

I have again been helped by a thoughtful reader.  She directed me to where I could find the pin cushion stand for my Fraktur Sewing Set pin cushion.  Thanks. Lynn!  I've ordered one.  But I know yesterday I said I wasn't buying any stitchy stuff for the rest of the year.  Well, this will be a gift from DH for either my birthday or Christmas.  This not-buying-stuff is going to be harder than I thought!
Now I am re-energized to work on the pin cushion.

I thought I would just read the directions for the Dogface Butterfly kit. 

It looks straight forward but the thread in the kit doesn't like me.  It is that Piper's Silk. 

It snags on my fingers, it unthreads itself.  ARGH.  I put the wings pattern in a hoop but the silk fabric it is printed on is very light and thin.

 I will have to wrap the hoop to get it to be "drum tight".  There is long and short stitch involved which I am not very good at.  I hope this turns out.  I have these two butterflies that I would like to reproduce in needlework for somewhere on my casket.  (Actual butterflies)

It was raining this morning so I walked at the Y.  Then I went to the Farmer's Market.  I had a long list and wasn't sure I could still find all the things I was looking for.  But I got lucky and got everything and a few more things to boot.  Right now the sun is shining.  It is going to be a nice day!


  1. Al of the Butterflies are so pretty.
    Good luck with the slinky thread!

  2. Are you able share where you can get the pin cushion stand for the Fraktur Sewing Set pin cushion. Having seen your stitching of the pincushion I'd like to give it a try.