New FREE design, designs back in stock, 100 Embroidery Stitches book added; one of my favorite summer salad recipes and more.
Let’s start with the little 100 Stitches Embroidery book. For such a little book, only 35 pages. It was published by Coates & Clark in 1979. You will find stitch instructions for a variety of Flat Stitches, Looped Stitches, Knotted and Composite Stitches; Couching and Filling, Drawn Thread Embroidery, Canvas and Insertion Stitches. It measures 5.5″ X 8.5 inches, small enough to tuck into your Mesh Project bags. You will find the pattern for the design on the cover in the book. Helps give ideas when looking for a different stitch – and the price is the best part – only $2.70 Find in the book department at www.ThreadsinBloom.com
Two Threads in Bloom designs are back ~~~ Sonoma ~ Iris and Autumn Rose
Design #2205 $10.00
The other design that has had a reprint is ~ The first Brazilian Embroidery Biscornu * BE Rolled Rose Biscornu. Biscornu pillows are So EASY to make and fun. People are fascinated with their quirky little shape. Design #2215 $14.00
Another little FREE Threads in Bloom ‘evening’ design that is perfect for the ‘Gift Cards” available in the Stitching Accessories department at www.ThreadsinBloom.com
Down load here ~ Little Vase – free design
~ or go to my website to place as an order for me to email to you. No purchase necessary, no s/h required…… or add to order along with your other stitching supplies.
All stitch and flower instrustions are found in Art of Demensional Embroidery book, by Maria Frietas; found in the Book department of my E-store.
Little Vase uses Stem stitch, Cast-on, Couching, Leaf and French knots. EdMar thread I used: Lola & Iris #71; Iris & Glory in #50; Lola & Glory #323; either Iris or Glory yellow – #114 is nice. You will need Milliner needles size 1 or 3 for Lola; #5 for Iris and #7 for Glory
All threads, needles or fabric are availaable in the Thread department at www.ThreadsinBloom.com
Recipe ~ My favorite Summer Salad. Mary shared this recipe a few years ago.
Strawberry Spinach Salad ~
1 pound Spinach 1 pint Strawberries
Dressing: 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 – 1/2 cup oil 1 Tbs poppy seeds 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar ( I use Balsamic ) 2 Tbs sesame seeds 1 tsp minced onion 1/4 tsp paprika
Cut the Strawberries in half, quarters or slice. I like to sprinkle on Sunflower seeds or slivered almonds; my son likes to top his with a Feta. You could also use Raspberries or if the wrong time of year for fresh, use Mandarin oranges. Enjoy ****
We have finished all the salad greens in our garden; the tomato plants are getting tomatoes, we used a few basil leaves and enjoyed some grilled onions last night. We have 3 Blueberry plants which so far we have gotten a handful of berries from. My son, Karl, just planted them a couple years ago, so we are told a handful is pretty good for such young plants. Of course we only get 3-6 at a time, so we HAVE to just pop them in our mouth as we find a ripe few…
Frost is still on SALE for $1.10 per skein and the Printable Sticky Fabri- Solvy is still on SALE. This is so easy and convenient to use. Simply print your design from your printer onto the Printable Sticky Fabri-Solvy ( it goes in your paper tray), peel the paper backing off, place the pattern on the fabric – isn’t exactly where you want it – move it; decide you don’t want to stitch something that is on the pattern or change a line – don’t worry – the design pattern will dissolve when you place it in water. It is on the Printable Sticky Fabri- Solvy, not your fabric.
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Until next time, Sharon ~ Threads in Bloom