Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Got to meet AJ Feely again

Went to the Rite Aid Corporate fundraiser for the Children's Miracle Network and got to meet AJ Feely. I had him sign an Eagles flag that I have and took a pic. He is just too cute!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Some pics of what I've been stitching

I added the charm and washed him all up. Now have to find a frame.

Worked on this a lot and finished the center grapfruit and started on the leaves.

It has been awhile but I finally pulled this one out and made some progress.

This what is done on Morning Wizard by Dragon Dreams. I decided to use some Rainbow Gallery fibers for the bunny slippers and beard. Instead of doing cross stitches on the beard I'm doing some long stitches to give it a better texture.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Great find alert!

Recently went on a needle hunt. I bought a couple of needle organizers for some of my bigger projects with alot of color changes (Lemons Limes and More is one of them).
Well, you really can't find any good needles at the local shops like Michaels and AC Moore. I had the DMC needles because the eyes seem to rip up the floss. I can buy John James online but paying over $2 for a few needles gets expensive especially if I'm looking for about 20 or so!
I decided to go on a bulk needle sale hunt. I found a great site. www.busylizziecrafts.co.uk or www.crossstitchneedleshop.co.uk both links are for the same site. I love size 26 needles. I bought 100 gold plated needles in size 26 for only $25! It was 14 and some change in Euros but after the rate exchange to US dollars it came up to about $25 with the shipping. I couldn't believe it. I was worried about how long it would take but I only waited about a week from the time I placed the order until it arrived.
I know they had other sizes and I'm not sure if they have petites but I really didn't look to hard either. I have since used the needles and they are great. The floss glides right through the eye and it isn't fraying at all.
Go take a peek. Let me know how it goes!