Thursday, July 19, 2012

beads, beads, beads!!!

Lizzie Kate Halloween Mystery Sampler

My first beaded /perforated paper project!

Finally framed Margaret Cottam Sampler

We are taking pre orders for the JCS Christmas Ornament issue!!

As a shop owner, I do alot of stitching of models for the shop. All of us at the shop make our models and we usually do a design or type of needlework that we enjoy. I had really wanted to try a Mill Hill Button and Bead kit on perforated paper. i chose a Christmas design. Had never done one before,and now I am hooked!!! After you get the cross stitching done, then the fun starts as you add the sparkling beads and your stitching takes on a dimentional, twinkling look!! It was something so different for me to stitch - I am usually the sampler stitcher - and it was really alot of fun!! So sometime, try to stitch something completely different from your usual never know - it could become your new "favorite" type of stitching .
We will be having our Summer Stitching retreat next week. The featured designers will be the gals from Cherry Wood Designs!! Holly has been working on planning this weekend for quite a while. She has been packing up lots of goodies to take to the hotel for our guests to enjoy!! We've got door prizes, raffles, games and lots and lots of stitching time!! I will post some pictures - our theme is a summer beach party!!
Got to get going - hope you are all "staying cool" in this very warm Summer season. Enjoy your stitching!
Margaret and the crew at Cecilia's Samplers

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