Where has Debbie been?

You’re probably wondering if I fell off the face of the earth, it’s been so long since I updated my blog! I’ve been busy, busy, busy, but I’ll try to keep my blog updated on a more regular basis.

First, I’ve been working on the Needle Arts Mystery Retreat. This annual event requires a lot of time, coordination with my partner teachers, stitching, and tons of details to insure our stitchers have a great time. This year we were in Phoenix, and I’ll share more about our projects later. I have other news to share this time!


I’m always preparing new designs, and have two new designs for the Norden Crafts Online Show in August.  I’ll share one now, and one in a couple of days.

The first one is Enticing Garden, a counted canvas design stitched with all Rainbow Gallery Entice thread. Entice is a rayon/metallic braid, similar to Silk Lame’ Braid. This rayon is much easier to work with than other rayons, and the sparkle is divine!

Enticing Garden features crescents in various sizes, Jessicas, Rhodes stitches and French knots (don’t worry, you can use beads instead if you want). This is a quick stitch, just about 5 1/2″ square, perfect for a box top or small framed project. Of course all the stitches are completely diagrammed for you. You’ll love stitching with Entice! And, Rainbow Gallery is bringing out even more colors of this new thread introduced this year.

Stay tuned for more info! Check out the Norden Crafts Online Show website, and get your credit cards revved up!

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