Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Leisure Arts has republished some of the charming designs of Lori Markovic, better known as the designer/owner of La-D-Da. If you missed these earlier, this is a chance to pick up several cunning designs in one publication. These were published and available in the $8 range. A couple of these are still available as individual purchases. Take advantage of getting all six designs.
Basic embroidery is a wonderful way to introduce children to stitching. It can be used with children too young or too restless to do counted work. The first book would be perfect for a starter book. It gives you easy ways to transfer patterns, including a website with a video...for those of you who do not like to read directions. Super quick and very easy!
The second book has more advanced techniques. If it is not your thing, consider it and some fabric and fiber as a gift for someone who cannot see well enough to do fine counted thread or needlepoint.
Friday, July 1, 2011
This is sooo New England with the homes and the barns scattered around and though the town green. There's one of the sheep hired to keep down the weeds on the conservation land. I've definitely clicked my heels and am no longer in southwestern Minnesota. Don't you just love the flower-marble tree? Makes my fingers itch to supervise someone's stitching of this.