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.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A New Finish, Canning & RR... An Over-due Post...

I've been bad in bloggin lately again... I'm trying to finish a bunch of models as I plan to mail them before September 15th.
Moreso, I started recently a series of pagoda pincushions. This is another new finishing that I've been thinking on doing for quite a while. Watch out for the complete series next year. I only used at least 2 to maximum of 5 floss colors plus coordinating beads. I would love to hear your feedback or comments about this December Pagoda, so please drop me a line or two.
Title: December Pagoda Pincushion
First in the Twelve Pagoda Pincushion Series
Release Date: November 2008

We harvested another (bucketful) bunch of tomatoes last Tuesday so I decided to do some canning last Wednesday... a batch of "extremely hot" salsa for hubby and a mild/hot for me.
Extremely Hot and Mild Salsa
Canning Date: September 3, 2008
I've been busy baking as well again... lol I baked another batch of blueberry muffins and chocolate brownies last Thursday.
As for my committed exchanges, I finally managed to finish the quaker sewing purse for Jodi. Unfortunately, I can't share a photo yet so as not to ruin the surprise.:)
And lastly, I finally had the guts to join a Round Robin organized by Vonna, as if I need another load of stitching works. But I just couldn't resist the invitation... I love how Vonna constructed the rules for this RR, plus the fact that the piece won't leave my home... it's more of an independent RR. My theme will be a neghborhood of all the places I lived in... Motifs will be from the following places:
- from my hometown (birthplace) in the northern part of Luzon (Pampanga) Philippines where I lived for the first 16 years of my life...
- from various parts of Manila where I lived for more than 13 years...
- from the Heartland, USA, my now home since 2004.
My town neighborhood will be called/titled "JOURNEY" as each motif will represent places and things that I love and will always be a part of my life. I plan to design and construct all the works involve for this project. It will commence on December 31, 2008 and I can't wait to get started. I am very excited about this project as I haven't stitch a big piece for a long while... not to mention it will be a gift for myself. The last big piece I stitched for myself was "La Pieta" of MichelAngelo, which I entered at the 2007 State Fair.:)
Well everybody, thanks for dropping by... and don't forget to say hello as I love to hear from you!
Have a great stitching day!


Véronique said...

Your pincushion is veru beautiful I love it.
But I do'nt know what is your baking.
Have a great beautiful day. I have won one of your finished work from "Highlander"

LODY said...

Glad to see you drop by again Veronique:)
I only baked muffins (like cupcakes) and chocolate brownies lately.
Are you referring to the "Summer Flowers Sewing Set"? I only saw her (ended) listing last week, but it's better late than never.
Please say hello to your mom for me. I miss her emails... hehe

Charlene said...

I have nominated you for "I Love Your Blog" award. Check my blog, Lody.

Lillie said...

The pincushion is awesome.

The RR is such a great idea from Vonna, but I dare not takepart... LOL. Loved your idea on your RR tobe. With your background,am sure Journey will be fabulos, looking forward to your progess. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Love your idea for your neighborhood RR! And wow... what COOL finishing on that pincushion!