Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Stitchers Question of the week

Thread organization: plastic bobbins, yes or no? How do you organize your threads?

I have done the bobbin thing, I have done the Floss away bag thing.....The way to go is the Stitch bow system by DMC. Trust me. I still have some (3 boxes worth!) bobbins that I inherited, and am trying to use up. The conversion from floss away to stitch bow was easy and with the bows in a binder it makes it easy to store (less space) and easy to find what I need...and no winding either.

p.s. don't buy the stitchbow binder it is a waste of $ can use any D ring binder from a office supply store. The travel bag is a good investment, I like it.

And last weeks:
Would you or have you designed your own cross stitch design? If you have can we see it?

Yes,I did one in college, I painstakingly converted my sorority (PKX....local and now disbanded) shield into a cross stitch. By way of graph paper before software existed for this stuff. I stitched and framed it and gave it to my little sister to pass down my family tree. I left a note on the back saying that it was to be returned to me if the tree ever ended, well after the sorority disbanded...I asked where it was and it seemingly got lost. If anyone in PA sees a purple and white shield for the PKX (Rho Kappa Chi) sorority hanging on someones have my permission to steal it and contact me. I will compensate you well, mu hahaha.

I think I have the ratty piece of graph paper around here somewhere......If I ever find it AND If i ever get a scanner ....then you can see it


Anonymous said...

Hi Heather--Glad to hear you are enjoying your Stitch Bow system!! I admit being a little bit worried that it wouldn't work out as well as you had hoped.
I'm stitching away on your wedding sampler and I WILL get it done one of these days. I suspect needlework talent skipped a generation (me) and went straight from Grandma to you. But the moral of the story is to never, never order a pattern from the internet because only after you've received it can you see just how complicated it is!! (But it will be beautiful when its finished!) Mom

Anonymous said...

Heather . . . I remember the sorority piece you are talking about b/c I was in your sorority! Can't say I know what happened to it, but I saved all the photo albums from being trashed.

If you want, email me at (no longer Kim Graham . . . I'm married, long story).