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30 Days of Lists, Day 1, Version 2.0: Goals For This Month

I decided I wanted to go with a paper scrapbook/journal for the 30 Days of Lists project, so I’m starting over. Here’s Day 1, including stitched accents in two of my handspun thread colorways, Balance and Grumpy Leprechaun:

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Posted by on September 9, 2011 in 30 Days of Lists

 

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September 2011 Thread Club Exclusives

Hopefully all my Thread Club members have received their shipments for the month by now, so it’s time to take a look at this month’s threads.

This month features the same colorway (Joseph’s Coat) in two fiber combos: Merino/bamboo (Panda Threads) and Merino/angora (Bunny Threads). I love how different these two threads turn out.

The Panda Threads version is shiny and bright,


while the Bunny Threads version is dark and matte – it has an almost velvet finish!

Thread Club members, please share your stitched projects with us!

If you would like to join thread club, head over to the Thread Club Sign-up page, so you’ll never miss another month of exclusive threads and pre-sale discounts!

Happy Stitching! 🙂

 
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Posted by on September 9, 2011 in Thread Club

 

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February 2011’s Thread Club Exclusives now available in the Etsy shop!

Add some pretty purple threads to your next order – Lavender Vanilla (alpaca, merino and silk blend) and Wine Dahlia (merino, bamboo blend) are now available in my Etsy store in limited quantities – grab them while they last!

Not all Thread Club Exclusives make it to the shop – sign up for Thread Club and you are guaranteed a skein of each new exclusive thread!

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2011 in August 2011, New Releases, Thread Club

 

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WIP Wednesday: It will be a scarf someday edition

Happy Wednesday! My life has become significantly more interesting lately, as I’m going to be moving at the end of the month, but I’m still chugging away on projects while I pack (or, really, while I “supervise” David packing – I’m such an awful mover!).

Inchies at The Daily Inchie

My favorite inchie over the past week is definitely my Deathly Hallows inchie:

David and I finally went to see Part 2 on Saturday – what an awesome movie! I loved the way Poppy Seed stitched up on this one.

Other Projects – Ongoing

Sheep Mandala:

I think I’m stalling out on this one because it’s fairly repetative, and I am a total new-junkie. I know it’s going to look adorable when it’s done, though, so I will persevere!

David’s Scarf:

Finished the set-up row and started on the first real row of the ubiquitous Entrelac Scarf, except I’m using lace weight merino, size 0 needles, and 9 repeats instead of 3. But, seriously, it will be a scarf someday! 🙂

Blackbird Designs Stocking Series: Didn’t work on this recently.

Other Projects – New

Subversive Cross Stitch: Cross Bitch

Grabbed a copy of the Subversive Cross Stitch book while I was in Vancouver a few weeks ago for Sock Summit, and decided I didn’t want to wait for one of my current projects to be finished before I started this one (rekeyed for some of my handspun threads, Rustic, Calypso, and Fertility). I’ll have a review of the book in the next week or so, but in the meantime here’s my short summary: I love this book! 🙂

What have you been working on this week? Leave a comment below and point us to your blog, flickr, tumblr post, or anywhere else you are showing off your latest creations. Can’t wait to see them!!

Happy Stitching!

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2011 in WIP Wednesday

 

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July’s new handspun threads are live!

‘July 2011 New Handspun Thread Releases’ by handspunthread

It’s that time again! Check out this month’s new handspun thread releases, as well as some of my personal faves from previous months. Time to get stitching! 🙂


Vibrant Tapestry handspun th…

$5.00

Special Edition 0611-04 hand…

$5.00

Rustic handspun thread 100% …

$5.00

Special Edition 0611-01 hand…

$5.00

Special Edition 0611-03 hand…

$5.00

Growth handspun thread 100% …

$5.00

Special Edition 0611-02 hand…

$6.00

Magnolia handspun thread 100…

$5.00

One Fish Two Fish handspun t…

$5.00

Chocolate Alpaca handspun th…

$5.00

Dark Earth handspun thread 1…

$5.00

Light Jupiter handspun threa…

$5.00

Magnolia handspun thread 100…

$24.00

Vibrant Tapestry handspun th…

$24.00

Growth handspun thread 100% …

$24.00

Rustic handspun thread 100% …

$24.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2011 in July 2011, Treasuries & Collections

 

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WIP Wednesday!

You know what day it is!

Inchies at The Daily Inchie

From my 29th to my 30th birthday, I’m creating a new needlework inchie every day. This week, my favorite has been my Vibrant Tapestry Sampler Inchie:

Vibrant Tapestry is my favorite colorway from this month’s crop of new threads (and yes, this whole thing was stitched with one colorway!), but the other reason I love this one is that I was actually able to capture some of the shine of the thread in the photo, which is something I always struggle with.

Other Projects

More progress on my Sheep Mandala – Sheep #1 has a friend!

Extreme center section close-up (cuz, really, why not? 🙂 ):

If you would like to stitch up your own Sheep Mandala using my conversion, leave a comment below or email me at liz@dragonflylotusdesigns.com and I’ll send it right over to you!

What have you been working on this week? Leave a comment below and point us to your blog, flickr, tumblr post, or anywhere else you are showing off your latest creations. Can’t wait to see them!!

Happy Stitching!

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2011 in WIP Wednesday

 

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It’s WIP Wednesday!

Here’s what I’ve been working on this week:

Inchies at The Daily Inchie

From my 29th to my 30th birthday, I’m creating a new needlework inchie every day. This week, I think my hands-down favorite is my Fireworks Embroidery Inchie from the 4th:

I was so happy to find Sublime Stitching’s free fireworks pattern just in time for me to stitch!

Other Projects

This week I’m also working on a  Sheep Mandala from one of The Floss Box’s biscornu charts, which I have converted to Wool For Your Needle and Natural Threads thread. I think the conversion is turning out quite nicely:

Extreme Sheep Close-Up:

If you would like to stitch up your own Sheep Mandala using my conversion, leave a comment below or email me at liz@dragonflylotusdesigns.com and I’ll send it right over to you!

What have you been working on this week? Leave a comment below and point us to your blog, flickr, tumblr post, or anywhere else you are showing off your latest creations. Can’t wait to see them!!

Happy Stitching!

 
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Posted by on July 6, 2011 in Stitched Projects, WIP Wednesday

 

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