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I was at Joann's today to get a zipper. In the craft section, I saw SPOOLS of embroidery floss. Standard 6-strand floss by Anchor. I've never seen floss on spools before, have you?
Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:
I've never seen floss on spools before,
I had not either. Saw that today too. I also looked at the perle coton, I thought about getting a ball of red to make some pretty stars for the Christmas tree applique, but decided to wait and try what I have. Aren't these lovely stars? The way they are made looks pretty cool - I'm anxious to try it. here's the link https://www.needlenthread.com/2012/11/stitch-play-star-stitch-snowflakes.html
she uses something called Soie Perlee (silk) but perle coton works too (per Mary Corbet).
Oh I did a triple take before my brain would accept that there was no way that you would put real pine branches on your appliqué.
Picked up your package today but haven’t had a chance to open it yet.
Those are beautiful! I always admired embroidery
I haven’t done a lot of sewing lately. I have spent wayyyyy more than usual hours in my library than usual! I have updated a whole bunch areas in it, but also have been emptying shelves in order to move things around for 2 more new sets of shelves! They will be coming soon.
but, I have done a few more Dear Jane blocks. I’m hand-stitching on 2 more.- one has tiny little ovals that I didn’t think I could sew on at my guild meeting (I like todo a bit of hand stitching while business goes on.). So I stitched half of another block that has a big piece. But neither of these blocks are done….
here are the done ones….
You keep making progress on your blocks and that is how you will get it done. I really like the green one, looks like lots of fussy little parts.
I did a count. I now have 34 blocks to complete to have them all done. I have 7 of them in my applique notebook ready to go. I better keep my fingers stitching!
Dee, those are really pretty stars!
Considering how many blocks there are in a Dear Jane I would say you are on the home stretch with 34 left. Just keep going with it one block at a time and you will be done with making them soon, then I guess they need to go together but you will get there too.