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Christmas in January Brings a Beautiful Project Bag for my Blanton’s Bottle
January 4, 2020, 12:27 pm
Filed under: General comments

Getting together to celebrate the holidays with Linda in January is nice because the hustle and bustle of the season is winding down. You’ve got to see Little Women (my husband enjoyed it too). And, dinner and drinks is always a good time.

Linda is an excellent needlepointer and quilter! She tried out a new design for a project bag for my Christmas gift. It is excellently crafted. Such beautiful fabrics inside and out. Love the colors. Two pockets on the outside (one on each side), 3 open pockets inside on one side and a zippered pocket on the other side. And, there is a matching thread bag, a must for any project bag. I’m very happy that Linda moved back to Philly and joined my ANG Main Line chapter. I always enjoy her company.

As Linda and Bill enjoyed Maker’s Mark bourbon before dinner, I was reminded that I had not posted the Blanton’s (my favorite bourbon) canvas that I got at Rittenhouse Needlepoint before Christmas.

So, I will place the Blanton’s canvas in my new project bag! A perfect fit and I will make this my monthly Stitch-in project.

Does anyone know if there is a stitch guide for this canvas? Does anyone have any threads or stitches to suggest?

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I’ve never seen a guide for this, or any of the liquor bottles, come to think about it. Folks often use a thin metallic in an open stitch for glass, however.

Comment by chillyhollowneedlepointadventure

Thanks for letting me know about no stitch guide. And, a thin metallic is a great idea. Maybe a Bijoux. I was thinking some open stitch. Glad you mentioned that too. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

I’ve seen glass stitched as you stitch the liquid underneath and then applique a piece of tulle over it to be the glass. It looked pretty good, but I’ve not tried it myself. And the liquor bottles may not have stitch guides, but the drinks canvases certainly do. You could check those out and see whether one has the feel you want for your bottle. Enjoy your project in its lovely project bag!

Comment by Deborah Reichert

Thanks. Interesting options to consider.

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