Treasures & Trash

Treasure

My husband really pissed me off last night. I don’t know if I will ever forgive him. I still love him but right now forgiveness is not even an option.

Because of what happened, I am selling anything and everything that is mine that I no longer want or use such as books, needle work leaflets and supplies, clothing, and household decorations. I am doing it all through a Facebook group that I am setting up right now called Treasures & Trash.

Of course, nothing I’ll sell will actually be trash but you know ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.’

Anyway, I hope you all stop by and check it out.

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WIP Wednesday: Curiosity by Heaven and Earth and Amy

Curiosity

I know I missed posting for WIP on my blog. However, I did post an update on Facebook so I didn’t totally skip out.  I took a me day and then I watched one of the grand babies while his mommy did some photo editing for a client. I got some stitching done Curiosity both Wednesday and Friday. I also plan on getting some done today as well.

For those of you who don’t know, Heaven and Earth (HEAD) patterns are generally huge. They are usually stitched with one thread such as DMC over 1 fabric thread. The starting point for these designs is supposed to be the top left hand corner. Most people will use a white linen or aida to stitch these designs because most of the time the fabric doesn’t show.

Unless, you are the crazy one in the group who decides to do everything differently just because you can.

I am using a hand dyed fabric from Polstitches Designs called Dusk through Embroidery Central. I can’t remember the thread count but I can find out if you are interested. I am using two DMC threads over 1 fabric thread which is why its a pain in the ass and taking me a little longer to complete. You know, this wasn’t enough of a challenge so I started in the middle which happens to around the dragons nose.

I have the legs of the fairy completed and part of the belly which equals about three pages of a HEAD designs. Three pages out of like 60 pages with so many more to go. The part I stitched this week is the blue right above the needle but only about 2o squares so two inches worth of stitching in about five hours. Yeah me!  Anyway, that’s my update, Happy Stitching!

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Intro to Under the Sea Fabrics

Under the Sea

Under the Sea Fabrics

Under the Sea Fabrics provides hand dyed fabrics to stitchers around the world by owner Leslie LaFleur. Pictured above, is Frozen Margherita Opalescent fabric. However, there is a catch to these absolutely stunning fabrics. There are only two places to buy fabrics from Under the Sea.

Lafleur for the last couple of years has only sold her fabrics through her social media group on Facebook – Under the Sea Fabrics. Jennifer, an Embroidery Central stitcher, found her and started buying LaFleur fabrics. The employees at Embroidery Central fell in love with the fabric and now carry select pieces from Under the Sea Fabrics in the store.

I say select pieces because Under the Sea Fabrics is currently a one woman operation that is being ran out of LaFleur’s home. She can’t offer what the bigger distributers do quite yet but I am sure she is on her way. What she does offer is awesome fabric in every shade and count from linen to Aida. Plus, she will also do custom orders if you ask very nicely. She also has Opalescent hand dyed fabric for those of you who want a little bit of extra sparkle.

She is constantly posting images of her latest creations but some of the creations are offered for a short time only. Happy Stitching!