Timber Creek Needleworks is a newly opened counted thread company owned by a husband and wife team. Launched on August 2008, TCN specializes in traditional and new techniques 3-dimensional hand-finishings.
Lody's Creations now carry some stocks for your stitching and finishing needs. Watch out for more items in the near future as we offer a group discount. Also, we can easily get inventories from Yarn Tree, a cross stitch distributor from Iowa, so please browse Yarn Tree's website and let us know if you want us to do a special order for you. Please take note that they only sell to shop owners and you can not place an order directly to them.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My January 2008 Treasures

It was exactly one week today when I found a package in our mailbox from Australia. I knew it was from Kirsten (of TGOSM) as she told me about it... what I didn't know was the content of the package so imagine my surprise when I found all the wonderful stash in there. I felt like it was christmas day again when opening the envelope!!! She even managed to wrap everything first in a girly pink gift wrapper. It was filled with 3 big cuts of dyed linen, various brand of silk threads, yummy glass beads, perle cotton threads, a stack of fabric squares from moda (5" x 48pcs, perfect for my smalls), and a subscription card. I'm so lucky, I know...:) I wanna thank you so much for your generosity Kirsten. And as what I told you in my email, those linens will be used for some special 16th and 17th century inspired projects.

I have been busy in the last few days uploading some of my 2005 to 2007 completed projects at webshots so I don't have to post them here. However, from this month onwards, I'll do my best to share each present project I finish. I had been busy with redworks, medallions and various quakers this month... and I can still see myself making more of them next week. I fell in love with the Token of Love Knitting Pinkeeps of Erica Uten & Jacqueline Holdsworth of Needleprint, and I knew I gotta adopt them into my cross stitch smalls. I end up finishing about 12 medallions (out of 24) I think, and made them into an evening clutch (which can be used as a sewing wallet or checkbook case as well), stitcher's wallet, biscornu, and pop-up needlekeeps with attached pinkeeps. And of course, I can't resist not to extract some motifs from AMAP's samplers and finished them into checkbook cases, scissors cases/sheaths, mini-biscornu fobs, and regular size biscornu. The last photo was my first attempt to finish a hambug sewing accessory set, using a combination of Brenda Keyes and Barrett House Designs. Theyturn out cute so you'll see more of them in the near future, using my own designs. I didn't meet my target of finishing at least one piece a day this month, but I think my accomplishment is close to it. Including my own designs, I'll say I finished about 25 pieces.
Here are some photos that I hope you'll enjoy to look at. Should you have any queries about my works (good or bad), why not drop me a line or 2? I would love to hear from you.


Janet C said...

Hi Lody,
Congrats. You have started your blog at last. That's a fabulous stash you received. Hope to see your creation from them.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Darling stitchery, Lody! I love seeing what you're up to! Hugs, Deb