Re: Bucilla - Threads in their kits

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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

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So I would guess that things with Bucilla and their kits
haven't improved since the original post in 1996?

IIRC Bucilla uses their own color number system and threads,
not DMC or Anchor for their kits. Think cheap imitation floss.
That makes things even worse since you can't just run out
to the LNS or online to order replacements or extra floss.

I've purchased a kit or two from Bucilla, but always pitched
their floss and matched it up with higher quality DMC or
Anchor before beginning work. An expensive way to get just
a chart and fabric which also usually gets replaced, but
sometimes a design just calls to you and you HAVE to have it!

I purchased a VERY expensive kit from a company in the  
Netherlands called Pako. The floss was DMC so was easier
to match up in case of shortfalls. It would have been a
PITA to have to contact the company for extras and for the
price paid, I wouldn't expect to be shortchanged.

I did replace the high-quality Aida with Belfast linen for
the project, adding to the finished cost, but it was a
huge project and was worth the effort.

Nyssa
At River's End


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This is from 1996



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I am doing good, thanks for asking. Still stiching.

Rich

On Sun, 27 Jan 2019 10:01:27 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@fl.it wrote:

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On Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 8:51:41 AM UTC-6, Rich wrote:
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Nice to see at least a *bit* of action here again!  

What is everyone working on?  I am doing a foxgloves pattern:  https://www.
thestitchery.com/itemdy00.aspx?T1=TB3629
I'm nearly done...have all the green done and am working on the few bottom  
flowers.  I'm actually stitching it for Arliss (former member of this group
), who has trouble stitching on black.  I've also started (but have set asi
de for the duration of the foxgloves) their hollyhocks kit
https://tinyurl.com/yxrnzv5p which is for me.

These are kits from Europe (Riolis) and use an acrylic/wool blend, which ha
s been a dream to work with...it's pretty soft stuff and the colors are rea
lly vibrant.

And (to keep this on topic) they are supplied with plenty of floss. :)

Joan in very snowy ND!


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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

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I love seeing posts here again!

So I'll add my own. ;)

I'm currently re-stitching models for my first four Goodie
Bag charts. Zweigart liked them so much, they kept my original
models for display at trade shows and such. Considering how
generous with sample fabrics they are, I had no problem with that,
but I do want to have a complete set of models in my own  
collection.

The big news I've been holding back is that I've developed
a new website along with several friends (one of whom is
another stitcher) and will eventually be re-posting my old
freebie charts on the new site plus newer, exclusive designs  
that have never before been published.

The site won't be just about stitching, but I'm hoping that
the freebies will bring in some interest and folks will find
other things about it they like and keep coming back.

BTW the site will have NO ads or tracking. It's not a money-
maker, just an outlet for us to share our interests and ideas
with others.

I'll let everyone here know when the site goes live.

I can't wait to start getting feedback on all the work that's
been done.

Nyssa
At River's End


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On 2/21/2019 12:09 PM, Nyssa wrote:
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It's nice to read about folks are working on.  I wish I could
add.  Haven't picked up a needle in so long.  Maybe this is the
push I need.

Look forward to you site, Nyssa.

Nancy



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On Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:10:51 AM UTC-6, Nyssa wrote:

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Congrats on that, Nyssa!  What a good feeling that must give you.

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Sounds fantastic!  Please do let us know!
Joan


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I'm peaking in, since I do get the digest and see that Joan has mentioned m
y name.  I know that Joan intends to enter the foxgloves bell pull at her c
ounty fair.  I would hope (but suspect it might not work out) that she coul
d enter her hollyhock bell pull at the same time; I might persuade her to h
old off and enter both at the same time next year.

I've been working on a couple of Mirabilia designs - Stone Roses (just bead
s and ribbon work left) and Lady of the Flag (just a bit of a hair color ch
ange, then backstitching and beads left); I set both aside to stitch Marie  
Barber's blue and white floral teapot, which is also almost finished, with  
just a few more cross stitches and backstitching to do.

I've been dealing with dry eye for the last couple of years, so I have some
 really awful days during which I can't do much of anything - except pour t
he drops in and cover my eyes with warm compresses.  Some days I can read,  
even if I can't stitch.  (Have you ever noticed that you do not blink as mu
ch while stitching as you do during other activities?  It's true.)

If one goes by the interstates, I'm about 270 miles from Joan.  It's also c
old and snowy here.  Bismarck had 6 or 7 consecutive days of subzero highs  
this month, and we've been getting plenty of "nuisance" snowfallss, which a
re snowfalls of under 2 inches; our HOA has a snow removal contractor come  
in to clean driveways and sidewalks when we get 2 inches or more, but it's  
up to the individual homeowner to clean up anything less than 2 inches.  Ug
h.  I have a backache from shoveling today.

Arliss


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m flowers.  I'm actually stitching it for Arliss (former member of this gro
up), who has trouble stitching on black.  I've also started (but have set a
side for the duration of the foxgloves) their hollyhocks kit
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has been a dream to work with...it's pretty soft stuff and the colors are r
eally vibrant.
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On Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 4:29:49 PM UTC-6, Arliss Link wrote:
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 my name.  I know that Joan intends to enter the foxgloves bell pull at her
 county fair.  I would hope (but suspect it might not work out) that she co
uld enter her hollyhock bell pull at the same time; I might persuade her to
 hold off and enter both at the same time next year.

LOL!  There's absolutely *no* way I'd get them both done!  Haven't touched  
the hollyhocks since I started yours.
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ads and ribbon work left) and Lady of the Flag (just a bit of a hair color  
change,  

Ooo, you didn't tell me you finally decided on the hair!  Last I heard you  
were pulling your own out trying to decide! ;)

We're supposed to get *another* 1-3 tomorrow or Wed.  sigh.  I just hope it
's a nice slooooooow melt, so we don't have another 1997 flood!  Everyone i
s complaining about the snow, but these are the kinds of winters I remember
 while growing up, so to me it's back to "normal".  People just aren't used
 to it anymore, I think.

Joan

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I would hope (but suspect it might not work out) that she could enter her h
ollyhock bell pull at the same time; I might persuade her to hold off and e
nter both at the same time next year.
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d the hollyhocks since I started yours.

Hahahahaha  I said you could hold off and enter both together NEXT year.

  
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beads and ribbon work left) and Lady of the Flag (just a bit of a hair colo
r change,  
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u were pulling your own out trying to decide! ;)

And I'm still unsure, but I'll try some colors (I've pulled a lot of "blond
e" flosses and will try them out on a scrap of the fabric; the over-dyed fa
bric is the main problem, but I'm not going to start over on the recommende
d fabric now.


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it's a nice slooooooow melt, so we don't have another 1997 flood!  Everyone
 is complaining about the snow, but these are the kinds of winters I rememb
er while growing up, so to me it's back to "normal".  People just aren't us
ed to it anymore, I think.
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I think you've had more snow there than we have here, but there's still an  
awful lot piled up on my lawn.  (It does provide some privacy from the stre
et!)  But this month has been just bitterly cold, with nothing above 20F th
e whole month - and that happened only once or twice on widely separated da
ys. My gas fireplace gets used a lot.  It snowed overnight and most of toda
y, but it *might* be finished now.  



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On Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 5:25:45 PM UTC-6, Arliss Link wrote:

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True, but then I wouldn't get blue and purple ribbons on *both* of them!!!  
 There *is* a method to my madness. :)  

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n awful lot piled up on my lawn.  (It does provide some privacy from the st
reet!)  But this month has been just bitterly cold, with nothing above 20F  
the whole month - and that happened only once or twice on widely separated  
days. My gas fireplace gets used a lot.  It snowed overnight and most of to
day, but it *might* be finished now.

I'll have to send you the pic of my mom's mailbox.  All you can see is the  
door!  It's been snowing lightly here since noon and is supposed to continu
e into tomorrow.  With no wind, it's making the roads slippery (there is *s
omething* good about wind! LOL).

Joan


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On Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:40:28 -0800 (PST), snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:


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 I just finished a little wren and "Tweet Heart Ornament" by Lucie
Heaton (a little bird from a  magazine). I had it framed. Picture is
on FaceBook.  I also finished "Grateful Every Day" by My Big Toe. I am
amost half done on "Holloween" by Renato Parolin. I put it aside to
work on "Hope Blooms" by Patti Conner of SamSarah Design Studio. The
chart uses all 35 of the new DMC colors.

Rich

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On Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 8:53:31 AM UTC-6, Rich wrote:

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You've been a busy boy, Rich!  Those look like fun designs.
Joan

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