Hello ~ Fall is here for us in California. I had some pretty pictures of sprinkling of snow from a friend in MI, so pretty.
Clearing off a shelve the other day (to make room for other things) were several of my sample models
of old designs,I ran across a couple I had forgotten all about. Cherry Blossom Time and Enchanted Garden. Enchanted Garden had been featured in a magazine several years ago.. I will be finding the folders with all the information and instructions to have Cherry Blossom Time reprinted, if I do not have any left in the drawer of transfers ( another drawer to go through) Another small design I found was Serenity. I did find 5 transfers that I will add the design available in the Threads in Bloom e-store. This fits perfectly into one of the tri-fold ‘gift cards.
I found a couple other things that I will chat about next time. I will post these when they are available, also on FB. If you are not on my FB, be sure to venture over there and like. Often I will do an update there or little comments – it is a good place to join in the conversation too. NOW ~ what you really want to hear about. from October 12th until November 15th LOLA will be on sale for just $1.60 per skein. Normal suggested price is $1.90, my regular price is $1.85… -.25ç per skein = only $1.60 subject to what is in stock – order soon to get your 1st choice of colors. Right now, most colors are in stock. You may want to give a stitching friend a Threads in Bloom design and the thread needed for that design as a nice gift to stitch – or stitch yourself for a gift. Good time to stock up on your supply of Lola. https://threadsinbloom.com/product-category/thread/
I am almost finished with a Needle book, adding a beaded border around the edge. I got this really cute little free design from the BDEIG website. There are several small designs / motifs in Threads in Bloom store as well https://threadsinbloom.com/product-category/designs/threads-in-bloom-designs-designs/free-designs/ I will post it on FB when completed.
Besides my stitching I am still enjoying fabric crafts. I have been making several gift size fabric bags to fill with goodies to donate and give as gifts or sell alone. Also, have made several Market size bags..this is my favorite of late: This Giraffe Tote. In fact I have made two of these with an order for one with Bald Eagles. There is some nice fabric choices with Bald Eagles, which I have ordered. I will show you that bag
with finished ( on FB). From Marty Campbell, one of our BE stitching friends, also bag designer, I got ‘my cross body bag’ pattern (it is available on Craftsy.com It was easy and she did some awesome instructions – the pattern is free https://www.craftsy.com/sewing/patterns/my-on-the-go-crossbody-bag/632448. I am going to make a couple more for my 2 Great-nieces for Christmas; one will be green the other blue.
So, retirement from outside the home work has kept me busy and having a lot of fun. And when I was going to retire from my public work at AllCare, they were saying ‘what will you do’
Thank you for your time not only for what is going on with Threads in Bloom, but with my personal life’s pleasures too. Don’t forget to get your Lola thread ordered for only $1.65 per skein.
Stitching keeps our souls content ~ Sharon Shetley ~ Threads in Bloom ~ www.threadsinbloom.com [email protected]