Above is the map of how far Queendom Website has traveled,
nice for MacSoph and me, but doubly nice because it shows that needlework is indeed alive and well right round the world.
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In my next life...
Here is who I want to be.
Isn't he beautiful?
My only problem with turning into him:
I dont want to be a man.
May 29, 2020
My Story of Victoriana
My World of Needlework
May on Queendom Website
May will be a mix of projects on Queendom Website.
And I plan to continue stitching.
And stitching and stitching.
So it may be even a bigger mix.
For Chapter 1, Notes on My Portrait of Queen Victoria, click on the photo of Victoria above.
I have not forgotten about finishing my Victoriana Series, but I keep bumping off working on it. I will return to it soon as I have met some small deadlines (like Hearts)
Click on the link above and you will be transported to the group. Request an invitation to join and answer a handful of questions (favorite stitch, favorite thread, etc.) and one of the admins will approve you.
Nancy Holub is the head of the group, and some of you may recognize the admins: Kate Gaunt, Kate Fletcher, Arlene Sheras and Jane Wood (the head of Needlepoint Nation).
Nancy made me a 'moderator' but I'm not sure what a 'moderator' does. It is all so new and exciting! In time I will find out.
The Second Half of May on Queedom Website
A little needle book I stitched some time ago and had forgotten about.
As I was cleaning up during quarantine, I found a photo of it.
If I find the needle book, I will write the instructions for it.
Ahh, so much to do!
The trouble is, it is much more fun to design and stitch than to write instructions,
but hopefully I will show some discipline here.
I have switched gears. I have a new project and I am blaming it all on Carolyn Meacham.
I am revisiting thimbles. I will tell the whole story later on, for now suffice it to say I am having a wonderful time!
Yesterday, I follwed the end of an eBay auction for one of the iconic American thimbles, the Simons Bros 1904 Louisiana Purchase thimble, known to collectors as The Golden Spike. It is the thimble on the left and the sort of thimble I have spent my life chasing (more about my own past soon).
I have written that I have been stitching Patriotica. Well, I decided I should design a small sampler celebrating American thimbles, wonderful ones!
So I began looking through my thimble book; this time I wasn't looking at the flash commemorative thimbles, I was looking at the tiny designs on thimbles and it refocused my attention.
I don't think I have ever paid much attention to Stern Bros. thimbles until now, when I notice the very high quality of the designs. I found and bought the thimble below a couple of days ago.
Just look at the tiny motifs, flower, butterfly, swish swish on the tiniest scale! You think this is easy? Take another thought, very difficult in any medium to make it work well.