Market Preview #2

Hi again!

This morning I've got a little needle packet pouch to show you! I stitched this up very quickly, and if you've never used The Gentle Art's Burnt Orange floss before, it's such a treat to work with. The variation is so beautiful, and each flower turns out a little differently. (By the way, I like to cut a few different lengths from one skein of overdyed/variegated floss and alternate pulling strands out from each of them so that I can have less of a repeat in variation. Maybe you all do that too, but just in case you don't, I thought I'd share that with you – it's a fun little thing to be surprised with, as the new hues take turns showing up in your stitches.)

Here is My Pinzzz…. the second of my three bee designs for market:

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Stitch Count: 76w x 77h

Fabric used: 40 ct. Ale by Picture This Plus (using 36 ct. or lower
would be perfectly fine.. it would still turn out to be miniature, although
you may want to bring in the margin seams around your stitching when
finishing it into a pocket in order to keep it small).

The Gentle Art threads used (with their DMC equivalents in parentheses):
Dark Chocolate (3021)
Wood Smoke (3790)
Caramel Corn (DMC 739)
Endive (DMC 3011)
Burnt Orange (DMC 376)
Chamomile (DMC 371)
Wood Trail (DMC 3031)

I used a simple silk ribbon and an eyelet for the hanger, but you could easily attach a button and cording or trim, or not have a hanger at all. I usually have packets of needles here and there, and this keeps them all in a tidy little place. 🙂 It's a quick little project for a fall weekend, along with a cup of coffee or tea. (And the tea really should have honey in it, if you want to keep the theme of the pocket!)

Some of you may have already seen this preview on Instagram, when I posted it a few days ago. If you're new to Instagram, there's a lot of fun stitching pictures to look at that will give you great motivation to pick up your own projects, or my favorite: order new ones! Instagram is available for both Android and Apple, so download the app and join the fun! (My user name is plumstreetsamplers, if you want to find me.)

I'll see you soon with another preview! Only 4 more days to market!

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