Trying to get into the habit of blogging more often… Fall is settling in, leaves are changing and some falling. This is my favorite time of year; the colors are amazing and the weather going from our VERY hot summer to those chilly evenings. I think of soup. Yesterday I made some corn chowder. Well, it was going to be fresh corn chowder ( yes I was lucky enough to still find some fresh sweet corn at our local Farmer’s Market) My son prefers smooth soup to chunky ( I like chunky – texture… in my ice cream too ) of course being a Mother ( you know how it is ) I made very smooth creamy corn soup. I still wanted a little texture, so I threw in a little wild rice in mine, now it was perfect. Tomorrow I want to make some Carmel Corn. I start with ‘Kettle’ corn that I get already popped at Farmer’s Market. I am going to put some peanuts in it too. OK now you know why I don’t get newsletters out as often as I should….
But, I have been working, besides my full time job; I have been stitching a new design and flower. On my calendar at work, there were these really pretty periwinkle color flowers. As I looked at the calendar 5 days a week, I was thinking Brazilian embroidery. That is the new design and flower I am stitching.
I am adding another EdMar design to the store. (shown above ) Country Basket #1032 It is a nice little sampler ( 3″ X 4″ ) of flowers and 10 basic embroidery stitches. You will use Lola, Iris and Glory thread. I like the wicker look of the basket.
Go to www.ThreadsinBloom.com for details of flowers and thread EdMar used, or use your favorites.
The fabric we use for Brazilian embroidery is Blazer poplin ( it was first known as ‘Trigger”). It is poly cotton blend with a good weight to take the stress of pulling on the bullions and cast-on to get proper placement. It is available in cream. It is not a yellowish cream, more ivory. If you have gotten any of my designs, Blazer Poplin is what I use. It is 60″ wide and I do get it on a roll, so no fold lines. You will find it available in the e-store in the FABRIC department.
Another item to assist you with transferring is Printable Sticky Fabri-Solvy ~
Simply place the sheet in your printer tray to copy your design onto the sheet; peel off the paper backing, placing the sheer wash out fiber transfer sheet onto your fabric ( easy to reposition ) and stitch. When stitching is complete, submerge in water, hold under faucet of running water or put in washing machine. The water soluble sheet desolves. I have used it on embroidery on tea and flour sack dish towels; any embroidery you want to transfer. Wonderful stuff, so easy to use, faster and much easier than getting out the light box or tapping the pattern and fabric to a window to trace….. There are 12 sheets per package, each sheet is 8.5 x 11″ to use in your home printer. Look in the Stitching Necessities department.
The five designs that are being reprinted: Birthday Bouquet, Opposites fit Together, Rings of Enchantment, Eloquent and Destiny should all arrive here in the next couple weeks. I have everything ready to package them when they arrive. To all of you who have placed orders, knowing there would be a wait ~ Thank you for your patients.
Now, that you have listened to how I have spent my time lately….. what about you. What have you been up to, or planning on doing. Christmas is just around a couple corners. Are you stitching any Christmas gifts; or making gifts, maybe baking. Let me hear from you. I would like to post some of your ideas and what you are up to, with your permission. One gal in Scotland and I have become really good friends, meeting through our stitching. I have always wanted to go to Scotland and now because of our friendship I am planning a trip next year, with another local stitching friends. I am so excited about the trip. Share your thoughts and plans.
Until next time ~ thank you for your time, business and support of a tiny home business
This is one of my favorite pictures I took at Coos Bay, Shore Acres State Park in OR…
Stitching keeps our souls content ~ Sharon
Threads in Bloom – Modesto, CA www.ThreadsinBloom.com