Sunday, November 28, 2010

Stitching 2 Blackbird Pincusion using Valdani Threads and Blackbird at Houston Quilt Market 2010

I was fortunate to see Barbara and Alma this year again in the Houston Quilt Market in October 2010. They had a very nice booth and lots of visitors. We chat for a while and they are so nice, personable and friendly.

I stitched 2 of the Blackbird Pincushion designs using Valdani threads, they turned out so pretty. I took a little more time to do the finishing. I used Wichelt Lambswool fabric. The Wichelt fabric is a little bit "stiff" and they are great for stitching small because it makes the finishing easier to take shapes.

For the Blackbird Blue Bird design, I used Valdani P8, P2, H212 and O562.

For the Blackbird Winter Garden Pincushion, I used Valdani O503, O575, O526, M90, and O78. I added the beads.I modified the chart a little and put the inital "A" in the middle.

I carry Valdani threads both 3 ball version and 6 strand floss.They are color fast and the prices are great.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A new Antique Collection Scissors E will arrive next week

Here is the preview of a new Antique Scissors E that will arrive next week. Estimate shipping date is December 3.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New With Thy Needle and Thread, Kelmscott designs, Little House Needlework, Country Cottage Needlework, Clover's Bobbin Tower, Bohin Bulk Needles Size 24, Cosmo Variegated Threads

New Charts from With Thy Needle and Thread:

- With Thy Needle and Thread "Snow day"
- With Thy Needle and Thread "Needles and Heart Pinkeep"

News items from Kelmscott designs:

- Kelmsoctt Autumn Acorn Kit
- Kelmscott 2.5" Gold, Silver, Primitive Storklettes
- Kelmscott Sheep at night Needleminder

The new Little House Needlework designs "The North Wind":

The new Country Cottage Needlework Designs "Snowflake Serenade":

This is a new gadget Clover Stack 'N Store Bobbin Tower.Each of the 6 sections hold 5 bobbins.

I carry a variety of needles, John James, Piecemaker and Bohin French needles. I also carry Bulk needles. I just added the Bohin French needles in bulk in size 24. Bohin needles are the best needles I have ever used.

I added a new type of Variegated Embroidery threads, it is called Cosmo Seasons. They are 8 meters, colorfast and they are made in Japan:

Friday, November 12, 2010

More new scissors and a new Antique Gold Pendant

A set of new scissors just arrived. However some of the color selection is very limited in quantity, so as soon as they are sold out, I will remove them from the web site until more inventory comes in in 2011. There are a shortage supply with the distributor.

This is a very cute Antique Gold Pendant, you can stitch a small design and glue it on to the pendant and wear it, it is very neat:

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Anita's Classic Scissors Collection 10 new scissors colors arrived

I have added 10 new colors on the Classic Scissors. I also include overall pictures on each style. They are all here, ready to ship.

Classic Collection 505
- new added colors are Christmas Red/Gold, Majestic Blue/Gold, Burgundy/Gold  and Enchanted Green/Gold:

Classic Collection 504
- new added colors are Burgundy/gold, Blue/gold, Green/gold:

Classic 506
- new colors added are Midnight Grey/Gold/Swarovski, Grey/Gold/Swarovski:

Classic 508
- new color added is Midnight Grey/Gold:

Friday, November 5, 2010

Adding 2 very cool tools on the web site I Top and I Rock by Imaginisce

Last week was The Houston Quilt Wholesale Market. I added 2 new products to the web site. They are by Imaginisce, "I Top and "I Rock" tools. They are very unique. They can apply to any type of crafts, sewing, quilting, needleworks, scrapbooking and much more.

The I top tool (button and brad maker) is a tool to make covered buttons, brads, badges, magnet buttons, twisted buttons and more. There are lots of accessories to go with the tools and many neat ideas. The I Top transforms an ordinary brad, button, magnet, badge, snap or twist into a custom acccent in an easy 2-step process. Just place your fabric or paper topper over a blank shell and give it a little squeeze. It is very easy. It comes with a free DVD with instruction and idea. The snap and twist can create head bands, purses in many different styles by just changing the different snaps and twists. The possibilities are endless and there are no limit on what you can create.

The I Rock (Hot fix gem) tool is cordless. There are lot of accessories that go with the tool and they are very reasonably price and you can use other brand name hot fix gems as well with the tool. The tool will affix rhinestones, jewels or pearls to fabric, paper and even furniture to create a dazzling masterpiece. It is easy and no need for messy glue. And with it's stylish pink design and you can take it everywhere with you.

If you need help, please email me and I will walk you through the supplies list and more details.

You can also visit Imaginisce web site for ideas and project info: