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River Bank on the Crescent River
June 30, 2013, 4:15 pm
Filed under: Crescent River, Melita's Designs

I’ve got the rocks done using an overdyed thread, Watercoulors Dark Suede (247) & Ash (218). The darker threads are nearer the water because wet rocks would be darker than the dry rocks farther from the water. And, the smaller rocks closer to the water are Smyrna and Elongated Smyrnas while the larger rocks farther away are various Rhodes (from Jean Hilton’s Needlepoint Stitches, pg 45 and 47, respectively).They are just randomly placed without any planning. I would look at the area as I progressed and try to pick the next stitch for the area and vary what I picked. But, they weren’t always a perfect fit and so there are a couple of half cross stitches over 1 thread here and there to cover the canvas.

River Bank

Christmas Trees – All Dressed Up

I am ready for Christmas in July! Christmas Trees has a little roundness or puffiness on the front & is flat on the back (a nice deep blue cloth matching the cord edging. A nice touch was to edge the silver top with silver! Very classy. Thanks to Karen at Nimble Needle for arranging for the finishing.

Christmas Trees

I have discussed this ornament previously (

Scandinavian Stitches Brings Danish Flower Threads to Philadelphia
June 15, 2013, 3:08 pm
Filed under: General comments, Threads

How cool – Scandinavian Stitches came to Philadelphia today for “Finns and Swedes in America since 1638” Celebration at Penn’s Landing. I met Lynda and got her permission to blog this photo. And, I picked up this Christmas Bag with the Nordic Hearts design.

The single-ply, cotton threads are very interesting. They are called Danish Flower Threads. You can feel the roundness of them especially when you feel a single-ply DMC thread. Read all about them at And, if it doesn’t knot as they say, that’ll be very cool!

Scandinavian Stitches

Nordic Hearts Christmas Bag


Danish Flower Thread

Patchwork Quilt Instructions
June 9, 2013, 8:43 am
Filed under: ANG Pilot Stitcher, Melita's Other Completed Pieces

I am thrilled to see that Pat Donaldson thought my stitched pilot piece was good enough to include in her booklet of instructions! The project was lots of fun. Read all about it:

Patchwork Quilt Colorway