Saturday, September 30, 2006

September Ends

The evenings are cool and the days are not so blazing hot... Fall is here! Oh, sure, we will have more hot days, but the worst is past.

I've been playing with tatting a dragonfly. Some are better than others, but they're cute. Practice, practice!!



I made a printed image of 'friends' to use on one of my hearts to try it out, then circled the image with beads. Neat!



I took Pixie to the groomer today. I remembered that the Stitch & Frame was having a Tent Sale, so I went by there. I got a couple of bargains, then went inside to find some threads - the real reason for stopping in.

I got a BDE Needlecase Kit for $1.00. It has a spiral bound instruction book, fabric, padding, threads, beads, and needles!! I may not use it for its intended purpose, but the pieces are great.



I also got a group of cross stitched items in a bag together - not a kit but a blank placemat, a baby blanket, some Aida, a premade Aida 'gift' bag, and at least five yards of wine/burgundy and cream trim for $2.00...



And then the threads. Now Susan, I didn't get a haul like you, but just a few to try. The one at the top is "Needlepoint Silk", and the lower two are Crescent Colors. After I got home I read that the CC threads are not colorfast... Well, they'll go into something delicate...

6 comments:

Maddie Can Fly said...

If you rinse the Cresent threads in cold water, you will see if they run or not -- some do, some don't, depends on the colors and the phase of the moon - LOL. If they don't run in the water, then I go ahead and use them in anything.

Jo in NZ said...

Charlene , the dragonflys are just fabulous!!

Susan said...

What about trying some retayne or vinegar in the rinse?

I love the dragonflies - can't decide which one I like best!

Your haul is wonderful! Your bargains are really great! This isn't the same as the online Stitch N Frame, is it?

Melissa said...

Your tatted dragonflys are CUTE!!! I love them! Oh and China and Madie want to know when they get to see Pixie. ;)

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Charlene said...

Thanks for all the tips about the 'bleeding' threads. I need to get back to practicing those tatted dragonflies. There's also a catapiller that I haven't pic'd yet. Been working on a project that will be pic'd later.