Hope everyone had a fun 4th of July. It was pretty quit for me, until dark. That is when the Fire Works started. Yes, that is what it is all about, the parties, BBQs and Fire Works; however, I know most of what I was hearing were illegals, mixed with sirens from the Fire Department. I love beautiful Fire Works, as much as the next person, but after 2 hours, I had had enough of booms, whistles and pops – it became annoying when it went on until after midnight – come on people I have to get up to go to work in the morning. Half the people I talked to today had the same experience – they must all be my neighbors. So, I survived and it is over for another year. Happy Birthday USA !! and here is to MANY MANY more.
On to some serious stuff ~ new products Leaves ~ an important part in the garden of our lives. 21 page comb binding book with fabric print design gives you an exercise of 13 leaf variations with suggestions for others. Use these leaf types for any type needle art. My friend, Mary, taught this class using my design and book at the Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild Seminar this summer. The book sold out. At the request of several, I have done a reprint. There is a limited number for a limited time. Design is approx 6 X 8″ cream fabric printed with wash out ink. Visit the books and/or design department. www.ThreadsinBloom.com
This is Opposites fit Together ~ #2226
My version of Yin-Yang. The symbol (Yin-Yang) represents the ancient Chinese understanding of how things work.
Stitches used: Stem, couching, bullions, cast-on, wrapped cast-on. leaves and Palestrina knot. All stitch instructions are found in Art of Dimensional Embroidery, by Maria Frietas. Flower instructions are enclosed in the design package with the fabric printed design. Design size is 4.75″ circle. Find this lovely flowing circle in the Threads in Bloom design department.
Close outs ~ Tacky bead box A pretty front cover; the back has a non slide cushion so the box
stays in place. The inside – both sides have a slightly tacky surface to keep beads in place – easy to pick up with your needle one by one take them with you – no more spills. only 5 left Close out $5.00 (reg 8.00)
Rosie Montague ( you may recognize the name ) book of 50 Brazilian Embroidery transfer patterns
There is a lot of back ground greenery – I would trace the patterns, rather than heat transfer, which makes it permanent. Below is a sample of the patterns. Book also has a few pages of instructions. Only 3 left – Close out – $4.00 ( regular price 5.95 ) in the Book department
keeping it from tangling. In the Stitching Necessities dept.