Monday, June 4, 2012
Have you ever lost something and it drove you crazy! It happened to me recently. I was working by myself and had turned on the TV during lunch. After lunch I tried to find the remote to turn off the news. I couldn't find it anywhere. So just turn it off at the set right? Well, I couldn't find any buttons at all! No on/off, no volume, nothing. Did I put it in a customers bag? Did I fold it into a bag of linen? This is CRAZY! I searched and searched. I decided the only way to use the TV now would be to unplug and plug it in when we wanted to use it. Of course we could only watch channel 2 forever now. Well guess where it was....How in the world did it get there?! In the arm of the couch! Whew, I was afraid that we would never get to watch Elen again.....
What a beautiful book! This newly published book is wonderful for any stitcher who wants to learn how to work some unique counted background stitches as well as a number of surface stitches. The author has gone to the original stitched pieces from the Elizabethan era and charted the stitches with big clear drawings. She includes beautiful photos of both the front and back so you can see just how they should look. The stitches are grouped into needlepoint, braid and looped stitches. This is a must have book for any one who has tried to work plated braid. The instructions are clear and make the stitches easy to do. We have sold many of these books already....the serious stitchers are just thrilled with it!
Lynn has stitched another of Blackbird's wonderful boxes! This box is from Hobby Lobby, and Lynn finished it herself. Be careful when picking out your box. Lynn had a hard time finding one without flaws or missing screws or pins. Notice the blue lines - you remove a linen thread and replace it with a blue thread before you begin your stitching. This blue line weft thread is called a learning line, placed every 10 threads. This was commonly used during he 1820s to 1840s to help teach young children. The photos that Lynn sends are always so beautifully staged.