I have just finished adding the Needlepoint Inc Silk threads to the shop. At the moment we only have about 35 colours, but we will be adding to this range as time goes on.
I had been thinking of promoting a Spring Retreat from early next year. If I had it in Monbulk, it is quite local to me, and easier to organise. It is catered, but it would be bunk room style. It has quite a large hall for setting up as the sewing room. I would also… Read More
I am slowly producing a wishlist of designs, threads, fabrics, embellishments and accessories that I would love to have. Sometimes I may remove something, because the shop is now starting to stock that particular items. The things that I list here are listed because they do not fit in with the shop’s style.
Ever since this was released, I have been wanting to stitch it. Well, now I have the fabric, the threads as well as the chart. Who would like to stitch it with me. I will be working on it on the third Wednesday of the month, for sure, but will also try to work on… Read More
Thank you all for your prayers and best wishes. My beloved father is home! He has now been home for 2 weeks and is getting stronger every day. I keep telling people what a stubborn old b****** he is, and I think they are starting to believe me. Dad had a less than 10% chance… Read More
LHNN2 Originally uploaded by Bette_h I have started stitching on Neighborhood on Friday nights as part of the Let’s Stitch blog group SAT. I have been really enjoying the opportunity of spending up to 6 hours on a weekly basis stitching. The reality is that I am more likely to get about 3.5hours in, but… Read More
LHN-Always and Forever, originally uploaded by Bette_h. Back in July, around about the time of the Craft & Quilt Fair, I started the Little House Needlework Design “Always & Forever”. If you check out the picture on the cover of the chart, you will see that it is stitched in blue. Those of you who… Read More
lhnneighborhood1.jpg, originally uploaded by Bette_h. Several weeks ago, I joined the LHN Neighborhood SAL. I have been meaning to post my fabric and thread choices, but kept forgetting. I have chosen to use the recommended DMC floss, but am using 32ct Heritage (I think) linen from Stitches and Spice.
388785_8272.jpg, originally uploaded by Bette_h. On Friday, I went into the City for the day. I have long desired to go to the Art Deco Exhibition at the NGV International (St. Kilda Rd). The first surprise was the prospect of waiting in a long line just to pay! Luck was with me as I walked… Read More