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May 27, 2011

Hope You Enjoy!

Hi,

Well, Spring is here and so is the rain. I usually do not mind rain, but a little sunshine would be nice! Please keep those that have been affected by the flooding, fires, tornados and other disasters in your prayers.

I still am attending to family business and have not spent much time on the site. For those of you who have emailed and I have not answered, please be patient. I will answer you. Some of the questions require some research on my part and I am working on getting your answers as fast as I can.

I have, throughout the month, taken a few minutes here and there, to put new items on the site. Here are a few of the new items.

Anyone new to embroidery, and even those who have been doing it for some time, can use a few tips to help make embroidery easier or more enjoyable. Even though these were published in 1898, you may find them helpful.
Embroidery pointers for new embroiderers.

Here is help deciding the proper size needle to use for various types of embroidery.
Proper Size Needle to Use for Embroidery.

Tips on how to wash your embroidered linens to keep them looking like new... Victorian style.
How to Wash Embroidered Linens.

Every company had an article on the importance of selecting the right embroidery silk for a project. Here is Corticelli's. Help on Selecting the Proper Embroidery Silk.

The Tete de Boeuf stitch derives its name from its shape. It is a useful stitch in Ticking and ornamental work. Do you know what animal it resembles?
Tete de Boeuf Stitch.

Outline embroidery is particularly suitable for ornamentation of all kinds, even those that require washing. Easy but, oh, so satisfying.
Outline Embroidery.

That's it for this newsletter. I hope you find something you enjoy.

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That's it for this newsletter.

Until next time....

With warmest regards,

Mary

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