Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Here's a good Tuesday tip if your thread gets all twisted when you're stitching...
 
I just let my needle and thread dangle freely until it untwists itself!
 
Here's something else...

Have you ever noticed the dramatic change that takes place from having all your precut wool/wool felt pieces pinned or glued in place and then seeing that project completely embroidered?
 
It's fun to take before and after photos!  It sure makes you feel quite accomplished!!!  It's also great for keeping a nice record of your works!
 

This one was my "Layer's of My Heart" design that started out with my kit and shows the amazing transformation from wool felt to embroidered wool felt.
 
  What a difference, right?!!
 
One of my students decided to place buttons in the center for a very pretty change.  I love that idea!  Never be afraid to put your own spin on things!
 
And, by all means, feel free to send your photos to me.  I'd be happy to post them, if you let me!!!
 
Happy Stitching, Everyone!!!
(Don't forget our sale!) 
 
 
 
 
 

23 comments:

  1. Something bright & cheery on a snowy day! Makes me think Spring may even be on it's way. Lovely! I enjoy your tips!

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  2. Annelle, I would love to win your special new pin cushion made by you!! You have such creative patterns and it was fun to talk with you and your husband at the quilt shows in Maine this year!! Can't wait to see you at the next one I go to.....will you be in Manchester, NH??

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    1. Thank you so, so much, Nancy!!! Hope I will see you again in Maine and yes, we will be in New Hampshire at the MQX Show. Are you going???

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    2. Nancy! Nancy! Did you know you won the Spring Pincushion??? Yes, it's true!!! You are the lucky winner but I need you to send me your address so that I can send you your pretty pincushion! Congratulations!!!

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  3. Annelle, I have been purchasing your patterns and kits and love them! Your designs are wonderful! Thinking Spring!

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    1. Awww, yes, Barb and thank you GOBBS for all your support!! I'm getting into the Spring thing myself!!! Can't wait for the weather to get there, as well!

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  4. Great valentine mats - love the fun you are bringing to the blog

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    1. Thank you, Lorrie, and thanks for joining!!! xox

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  5. Thanks for the invite to your blog. I've made quite a few of your kit designs and love the challenge of making them. A wooly lover! Joanne

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  6. Your work is beautiful! I would love to win a pincushion that you make. Thanks for the chance.

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  7. Love your patterns and kits. Thanks for a chance to win. Now following...

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  8. Hi Annelle - I made this one and I love how it came out! Thanks for your beautiful patterns.

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  9. So pretty. I will have to keep this lovely Valentine's Day project in mind for next year. I love the colors that felt comes in, so many possiblities!

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  10. Beautiful Valentines project. Love it!

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  11. I really like the shape of the Valentines rug. Very different and beautiful!

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  12. Please add me to your free pin cushion list.
    Ginny

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