August 2, 2011



Sweetbriar Needle Design

Newsletter August 2, 2011

Dear Stitchers,
I have a new granddaughter! Aurie Adelia Rose was born July 26, weighing in at 6lbs., 15oz. She is absolutely beautiful, and is the pride and joy of big sister, 5 year old Melina.

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I have been working hard at re-building the Sweetbriar website, and it is finally beginning to take shape. There is still lots of changes to be made, but I am striving to have it ready for debut by September.

You can still visit the website while it is under reconstruction- just remember that some things may not yet be showing correctly.

It is coming along, though, and I would welcome any comments or suggestions you may wish to send to me.


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Fake French Knots


Do you avoid charts that contain French Knots, because your knots are not perfect, or just impossible for you to do? While I am not one to avoid making the French Knot, mine often do not turn out perfectly, and it is so hard to undo a French Knot, that I will usually just leave it that way, unless it is just too horrible.

Well, there are several ways of getting around making a French Knot. You can replace the knot with a bead, just make a tiny straight stitch in place of the knot, and I have done both of these. But recently, I came across instructions for making a FAKE French Knot.

To avoid making a mess of your French Knot, you could just make a tiny cross stitch. Place the stitch over the hole, when using Aida or Evenweave. When stitching on linen, place the cross stitch over one thread. Use the same number of strands as you are using for all the stitches, and you may find it easier at first, to use a sharp needle, but this method is very simple, and the finish looks great.

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The Fall Counted Wishes Festival is nearly here!

Mark your calendar for September 15-21, 2011, for the Fall Counted Wishes Festival. As always, there will be lots of cross stitch designers with lots of new designs and products available, cyber classes, games, prizes and goodie bags, some, available only during the festival.

Hope to see you there!

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August Freebie

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Until next time, Happy Stitching for all of us!!

Adelia

Sweetbriar Needle Design

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