Is it really Friday already? The week just flew by. This is where you will find answers to questions concerning my projects, patterns, and other things you may wonder about. You can ask questions in the comment box or email them to me and I will select random topics to reply to here. I'll try and let you know if your question has been selected earlier in the week, or just check back here on Friday for the answers if you're shy (tee hee) and don't want to post an email address. Before asking a question, check here first to see if it's already been addressed. OK, that's it! Here are this week's picks:
Q. I get so much inspiration from your website and blog and love perusing your archives, but I wanted to ask a question about those adorable pom-pom slippers you made a while back and noticed your comment boxes for older posts are now closed. ~Cheryl
A. Thanks for the reminder Cheryl, I meant to mention this sooner. Please know, I truly LOVE getting feedback from you guys and appreciate the time it takes to do that, I really REALLY do...but I'm closing comments on all posts, except for current posts on my home page, to discourage spammers from sneaking weird links and gross stuff into my blog thru the archives. It's pretty effective too, so if you're having similar problems this might help. Regarding old projects I've done; I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. Just drop me an email and I'll either get back to you directly or add it to the FAQ Friday if I think others might also be wondering.
Q. I love my Miss Mouse Squeek and the Sachet Peeps I purchased from you last year, and wanted to know if you plan on making any more of these adorable things sometime. ~Maryanne
A. No plans for making them in the near future. I may get the crafty bug again when cabin fever sets in though. (grin)
A. For towels, I usually use a stem or outline stitch for lettering with 4 threads of floss. It depends on the type of letters too, sometimes a straight stitch is sufficient if the lettering is small. I plan to add a guide to basic embroidery stitches on my PatternBee website soon.
OK. Now I have a question for all you dear readers out there. Does anyone recognize this Bunny pattern? It was embroidered on an old towel that one of my stitching friends found. She sent me a photocopy of her towel hoping I could find the rest of the set and make reprints for her. I've never seen it before, but was able to re-draw the one design from what she sent me, and then stitched up this demo towel for show. (I'm also offering this as a free traceable pattern on my website here.) Any help tracking down the rest of these cute critters would really be appreciated, and a *prize* will be given to the first person to send me the scoop.