Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Hallloween

Today is the day!  All the ghosts and goblins will come knocking at the door.  It's the perfect time for me to share lots of fun Halloween finishing.

Prepare to be overwhelmed.  This should have been several blog posts :-)


Frankie by Shelly Comiskey stitched by Ann
He's huge and fabulous!  He stands over 2 feet tall!!


Broom Parking by Share One's Ideas stitched by Angie!


Yolanda from Tapestry Fair stitched by Ann.


Raymond Crawford's Halloween letters finished as a screen.  Too cool!  Stitched by Patty.


Love these Halloween poison bottles as stitched bySuzy.



Kathy stitched this great skull by ryn in a class with Brenda Hart.


Catwalk by Shelly Tribbey, stitched by Linda


Hermina and the girls from the Artist Collection stitched by Ann.


Leigh witch stitched by Linda


Tapestry Fair mask stitched by Ann.

Thanks for visiting.  
To all the lovely ladies who stitched these incredible pieces thanks for letting me share your talent.

xo
ruth

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy National Cat Day

So, I'm typically late for everything.  What can I say?  Too much to do, not enough time.  I over-commit.

I still have almost an hour until National Cat Day is over on this coast so that's plenty of time to amuse myself by posting pictures of my office assistants for the day.


Harold is the copy editor.  He's very patient.  There will be no typos today!


Hunter is the security guard of the office.  No one comes in or out without his approval.


Richie, well he's got the toughest job of them all.  He has to be cute 24/7.

Max was off today and Dexter is under the weather.  They will be back soon to grace us with their handsome faces.

Hugs to all your kitties.

xo
Ruth

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sparkle and Shine

Sparkle and Shine are two words that come to mind after spending the weekend with Laura Taylor.  It's all about her personality.  She is a California girl, all sunny and bright.


She incredibly talented and giving with her talents.  You want to bask in her warm personality.  Consider any opportunity that arrises to take a class from Laura.  You will not be disappointed.


This weekend Laura came to visit and taught a new design of mine, Pink Floral Collage.



There are two others in the series that could easily be stitched using similar fun stitches and techniques.  All are available on 18ct or 13ct.  You can order here, or give us a call at 410.296.0405.





Look at all these yummy threads and embellishments for the piece we stitched!


And all these happy students!




 Each flower is a different fun and colorful stitch or technique.


One of the most exciting techniques involved Sparkles from Sundance Designs.  
Love these little fluffy flowers!  You basically invert Sparkles into itself to create finished edges for the right side of the canvas and then seal the opposite ends with tape that will live behind your stitching.


Poke a really big hole in the canvas.


Insert the taped ends of the Sparkle  through the canvas and then......


give it a little squish and tack it in place.


Poof,  a flower is born!


As this was Laura's first visit to Bedecked and Beadazzled we captured her autograph on our magical autograph board.  So fun!


 Thank you for coming, we'll see you soon Laura!





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