For whom the bell tolls…

I’ve spent my holiday weekend working on my castle project. I decided the castle needed some hand embroidery. I started with a bell pull. One must be able to summon the help. A first step to any project is to assemble one’s equipment: When you are planning to make several small pieces on one pieceContinue reading “For whom the bell tolls…”

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Bye-bye boys. Have fun Storming the castle…

I have to tell you, I was not feeling inspired by the shop so I decided to set that project aside and switch to this castle I bought at Michael’s. The first step will be to sand off the rough edges and decide what I want the exterior surface to look like. I’ve got myContinue reading “Bye-bye boys. Have fun Storming the castle…”

Silver thread and golden needles…

Johnny and I are not leaving the air conditioning tonight, I thought I would give an expanded discussion of working with silk thread. Here’s Johnny, ready to assist: Silk thread, REAL silk thread, can not be purchased at your local Michael’s or Joann’s. It also can’t be mentioned at that other craft store, whose nameContinue reading “Silver thread and golden needles…”