Today is a show and tell day:)
I wanted to show you a few of
the accessories designed by me
and produced by the fabulous
It's Sew Emma!
Above you can see my new
Any kind of stitching definitely
makes my heart go pitter-pat...
which I why I chose to put
this saying on there along with
a cross stitched heart:)
This is The Beekeeper...
I like to keep all of each project
floss colors on it when I'm using
something other than my Aurifloss ...
because Aurifloss is already on a spool:)
I also like to keep individual colors
of floss on my
First let me tell you about
It comes with several cards
so that you can write the projects
and the floss numbers on one card
for each project.
I like to use my Planner Pens...
or you could use a pencil if you want
so that the card could be re-used.
I've filled out the card...
listing the DMC colors
that are called for in my...
cross stitch pattern.
Fat Quarter Shop is hosting the
right now on their
FQS Cross Stitch Channel.
to view and join in on the fun!
You will see several different
fabrics that it's stitched on...
this is what it looks like stitched on my
I used Aurifloss
and 2 strands over 2.
Each of the holes on
are numbered and so you simply write
the color of the floss on the
same number that you
placed in the hole.
you can see that 817 is written
on line number 1 and
817 floss is in hole number 1.
I like to cut my floss about
18"- 20" long before
tying onto The Beekeeper.
Now they are precut and I just
take them out and use them as needed:)
Another thing I wanted to show you
about The Beekeeper is that
you can put a
needle minder in the center...
To hold your needles like this!
This is what the back looks like
with a needle minder on it:)
When everything's is gathered
for the project I can
put it all in the bag.
It holds a lot!
I added one of my enamel charms
to the zipper for extra fun:)
When I use the Floss Flowers
I write the floss number
on a sticker (they come with several)
and wind the floss onto the flower...
And the sticker goes on the back:)
I think they are so cute and fun to use ...
I love to be organized for every project...
you can place the Floss Flowers
on a ring to keep them
all together for one project:)
This is my brand new pattern set called
This is set A and includes
4 cute little patterns that
coordinate with the
quilt blocks from my books:)
I will be releasing
Sets B-C-D-E-F-G etc
and so on every quarter:)
I'll be doing all kinds of
fun things with these
cute little patterns:)
After I have each project
in my project bags
I like to put them all into my
It's large enough to hold
2-3 project bags along with
Q-snaps..hoop or frames:)
I love this bag!
It's very well made and
it's a thick soft durable canvas.
if you would like to
see all of my cross stitch patterns!!
I use it for my crochet projects too!
It holds a lot of
and all my hooks and
yarn bowl and accessories.
I can grab it and go
so that I'm never without a project:)
My favorite thing to do
in the summer is to
stitch out on my deck:)
I also use my Floss Flowers to hold
leftovers of Chunky Thread yarn.
That little bit you see there is
enough to make a round in a
granny square or granny circle
so I wind it on my Floss Flowers to use.
The bag has a nice sized pocket
with a zipper in the front that I love!
I just load it all up with yarny goodness...
Cinch it closed and I'm ready to go!
Thanks for joining me while
chatting about cross stitch
and also a little crochet...
I'll see you tomorrow for
the next tutorial in our