Sunday, September 12, 2010

Back in the Swing of Things

I am finally able to spend some time on something other than getting ready for the Oak Island Craft Show. Actually, I've spent the week since the show recuperating and reorganizing. It was fun, sold some stuff, and had a great time visiting with Elaine, of FigTreeBoutique. We shared a booth and a lot of laughs. Now I'm packing up an order for Tracey of Threaded Needle Designs to take to the TNNA needlework market in St. Charles, MO later this month. Check out her beading designs. I recently used Tracey's "Tumbling Blocks" design on a custom order needlecase!  I'm very excited about Tracey being my new distributor. Hopefully, lots of new shops will be carrying TJBdesigns needlework accessories very soon!

And now I also have some time to stitch! Woohoo! My mental health is dependent on it, you know. I put "Shores of Hawk Run Hollow" on the back burner for a short time to work on "Acorn Hill" by Little House Needleworks. I had almost none of the recommended floss colors, so I decided to color outside the lines by choosing some from my extensive stash. Most of the time we buy a chart because we like the colors and how they are incorporated in the design. But we all know that the photo on the cover doesn't always accurately represent the colors. So I didn't even try to find out what the recommended colors really looked like. I chose ones that matched the cover photo. And I'm pleased at what I've come up with. (The colors in the photo of my stitched piece came out a little lighter than they really are.)


  1. Beautiful needle case and stitching! Your colour conversion is great.

  2. Wow you have been busy~~~ I forgot about the festival....I know you had fun.... Acorn Hill is very pretty...I love the colors and there is nothing in the world wrong with thinking outside of the box~~~ You go girl, nice job~


  3. Love the colours of the needlecase!
    Acorn Hill looks great!