Sunday, November 20, 2011

a free stitching challenge ...

Sharon B of Pintangle is doing a re-run of her Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge. If you are interested in learning some new embroidery stitches or brushing up on some old ones, this is a great opportunity and it is free. It starts after the first of the year and you can read about it here. I just signed up. Hope you'll join in.

I am patiently waiting for my new Kindle Fire. I should have received it already. Looks like it's coming via a slow boat through China. But it's ok because it's giving me time to make a nice soft holder for it using some plush cloth I used in the past for making teddy bears, some of Heike's beautiful dyed silk and my grandmother's old thread (wish I had more of this).

12 comments:

Jeannie said...

Deanna, what type of thread is that? The reason I ask is there is a booth in my local antique mall that carries all kinds of vintage threads. I can check to see if there is any like those of your Grandmother's. Love the kindle binky!

Margaret Johnson said...

Hi Deanna, had similiar thoughts as Jeannie, I have an abundance of old threads, I'd be happy to share them with you. Is the thread a fine crochet type? What will you be using the kindle for? Marg, ox

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

I signed up for the thread challenge too. Should be interesting. Did you do it before. Funny about the kindle. I'm getting one but not the fire. I thought of making a cover too. But I wanted to see the object first. What cloth did you use? It looks a little like felt on my iPhone. Thanks.

deanna7trees said...

oh thank you so much Margaret. i was just dreaming out loud. i have more thread in my stash than i could use in 2 lifetimes. the thread is special to me just because it was my grandmothers. the kindle fire is somewhat like the ipad. an e-reader, a web browser and it streams movies as well. after reading all the reviews on amazon that are currently being posted, i might just return it before even opening it. it's only been available since Nov. 15th.

Notjustnat said...

Thanks for sharing the news on Sharon's B embroidery classes. Isn't she generous with her time. I like her and wish I live closer to her. The Kindle's holder would be nice and soft to carry it around - Hugs
Nat

Margaret Johnson said...

Okee dokee. By the way I am interested in the stitch challenge, just have to figure out how to go about it seeing as I don't have a blog. Looks like fun. ox

deanna7trees said...

Margaret, you don't have to have a blog. just go to stichin fingers and set up a page and then leave a comment on Pintangle with your page name. i have a little stitchin fingers box on the right hand side of my blog. you can click on that to get you there.

stitchinglife.com said...

Heike's silks are a delight to work with, and you're making them even more beautiful here.

liniecat said...

Hmm was thinking I might do Sharons stitchy thing this next year too....must get signed up!
I am doing Karens buttons and await the instructions.....so hope to stick to that for the next month or so.
Must stock up on white floss!

woman with wings said...

Oh goodie, thanks -- I'm going to go read about the stitch challenge, have you done this one before? Love the kindle case -- I don't know a thing about kindles but it would sure be cute in that case!

Deb G said...

Looks like the thread I have from my great-grandmother. I have tons of it! She used it for crochet. I really like it for where I want a thicker line. Looks like you have a major distraction on your way. :)

deanna7trees said...

hi Deb G. yes, my grandmother also used it for crochet and i've used the threads she's left me over the years. this one is one of my favorites. as far as the kindle being a major distraction...only the learning process will be a distraction. stitching will always be my primary distraction.

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