Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Our Fall roster of classes is filling up.  We have so many fun things to look forward to.

Our next mystery class starts Sunday.  The oh-so-cute Playful Squirrel by Sandra Vargas.

It's not too late to join us.  Give us a call at 410.296.0405 or signup online here.

Brenda Hart will be here in August for one of her super-fun embellishment classes.

We have a few spaces left if you would like to join us.  Give us a call to register.

Laura Taylor will be here for the first time in October.  She is teaching a brand new piece of mine.  I am so excited.  There will be lots of fun threads and stitches.

These are just a few of the things we have planned for the fall.

And then, there are my surprises for 2015!  Yay!  More fun.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

The Brilliance of Bargello

We were lucky to have Julia Snyder at the shop this weekend teaching her version of Bargello.  What fun we had!

Everyone picked their own canvas from the And More line.  Great sayings, great color!  Some even had custom sayings painted.

Once we started Julia sent everyone out into the wilds of the shop to select threads.  You have 2 colors of stripes, pick 4 different threads for each stripe but keep them parallel. If you use Floche for one color, select Floche for the other color.

Everyone could pick a different bargello pattern.

You could flip it.

You could continue it across the entire piece, changing colors as necessary.

You could do different patterns in each section.

You could even, are you ready for this?..... skip rows throughout your pattern. Pretty cool!

Here's the start of some of the canvases.

Julia's iBargello book has lots of fun patterns in it just waiting to be stitched.

And as a little surprise, Carol brought Polly to class to show us her leaves.  She added two more than I did.  Love it!!!

That's the magic of a two lesson mystery class and a week off from work.  She's finished!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Holly has a Beau

You probably guessed that if Sandy Arthur was stitch guiding Harlequin Holly that she must also be stitch guiding her Beau Hare-y.

He's equally amazing.

The face and the cardinal come to life with just a few well placed stitches.  Check out those eyelashes.

A few more curls are stitched in this background, but it's still mostly empty and looks fabulous.

The show-stopper for Hare-y is his jacket.  The stitch is perfect!

Hare-y would love to live with you, he's the perfect gentleman.  Give us a call or order online and we'll send him right out.

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