Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Jane Luvs Judie

Why I love Judie
As you know, last week I ran out of a thread I'm using on Red Geisha's hair, which has delayed my showing off how I stitched her wig.  But Judie of Thistle Needlework came to the rescue via her online shop, Alex Paras NeedleArts.  Judie didn't have the thread I wanted in stock, but she got it for me right away and shipped it out immediately.  So I've been stitching my brains out, thanks to her.

The photo above shows what came with my order. Yes, that's a skein of ThreadworX's overdyed Kreinik.   I decided since I needed only one skein of thread, I would pick up a few small things I've been wanting at the same time.  The online shop had both dede Odgen's Pace needle (which I've been dying to try) and some of the small strong magnets for holding my needles I favor.   The tube is how the needle is stored until you need it.  The gold magnet is just visible at the base of Judie's Thistle logo in the tiny packet.  It is only a quarter inch across but very strong.  The second link below shows a bit more about Pace needles.  The first link is to Alex Paras where I bought my treats.

By the way, Judie's having a thread sale this month.  Each week different threads are on sale at 20% off.  In stock threads only but this is a good time to kit out a project.  The details are on the Thistle website.  If you want to do online ordering, use the Alex Paras website (above).

I'll report back on the Pace needle later (they are intended to be used with multiple strands of thin metallics like Accentuate or Bijoux or blending filament) but I'll be using the new little magnets when I start a new project shortly.

I love you, Judie!  Many thanks!!

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New things for the June TNNA trade show in June are starting to appear.  Barbara Bergsten's class is filling up so hurry if you want in on the fun.  There's a link to the TNNA website so you can see other classes open to the shops.

Here's a bit more about Barbara's company, from the TNNA publicity blurb for her Booth 1714.

Patt and Lee Designs is creating new things (and putting twists on slightly older designs), all for our stitching pleasure.

As June draws nearer, I expect more details to show up as folks prepare to dazzle us once again.

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