New Victorian Items
Your Sure to Love!
A Few New Stitches
I hope you had a wonderful and safe holiday.
Here is your January ezine.
Japanese Stitch Ė This stitch is a very easy stitch but can make quite an impact on your project. It's especially great for water and ground in embroidered landscapes.
Capturing Stitch Ė This stitch is great as a filling stitch when you want the area to have some kind of pattern in it, but you want it to have an light feel. Check it out and see what I mean.
You can find these and many others on the Embroidery Stitches page.
Types of Embroidery
As I was adding different types of embroidery to the site, I came across Tulle Embroidery .
It was used on ball gowns and other very special pieces. The process is very simple and the materials few, so if you want to try something different, this might be just the thing for you.
I have also added the Diamond Patchwork pattern to the Patchwork collection. The Diamond pattern is the second most popular pattern (can you guess what the #1 pattern is?? Ė You can find out here). You will not only find illustrations and instructions, but also some information that was published in 1882 to help ladies use this pattern to make a beautiful piano stool.
And what month would be complete without a craft? The January Craft is a Victorian Jewelry Bag. It has some, but not a lot of embroidery, and is very simple to put together. It would be a great item to give as a birthday or Christmas present. (Itís never too soon to start working on 2009ís Christmas gifts!)
I have received many questions in the last few months that I have not yet answered. My holiday season was spent at the hospital tending to my mother or father. They are both finally home but do require some extra care. I will do my best to respond to everyone and I do hope to keep adding information that you want to the site regularly.
Iím thinking of sending less lengthy ezines by sending VEAC out more than once a month. It will be easier and faster for you to read and I wonít forget to tell you about new things that have been added to the site or items of interest that might be time sensitive.
And last but not leastÖ..
(This does NOT have anything to do with Victorian embroidery or crafts)
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I then ran across this story and it really hit home.
Once, a man named Joe and his little girl were crossing a wooden-bridge in Tarrytown, New York.
Joe was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter, "Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don't fall into the river."
The little girl said, "No, Dad. You hold my hand."
"What's the difference?" Asked the puzzled father.
"There's a big difference," replied the little girl.
"If I hold your hand and something happens to me, chances are that I may let your hand go. But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens, you will never let my hand go."
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I hope you make the same decision I did. I really believe that Bob can help me achieve all the things I know I am capable of doing.
Thatís it for this monthís issue. You can expect another email from me the first week of February with a lot of new and free content.
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