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1  UNITED STATES / Missouri / Re: STL LYS? on: April 15, 2008 12:40:15 PM
The Meyers House is my go to LYS (even though it's about 25 minutes away from my house) they have a HUGE selection of sock yarn, wool, cotton, linen, and everything else you can imagine.  They are located in Florissant @ Dunn Road. 

Angela
2  UNITED STATES / Missouri / Re: Learning the art of spinning in St. Louis on: April 15, 2008 12:38:22 PM
I've taken a spinning class in STL - the Meyers House (at Dunn Road in Florissant) has them pretty regularly. 
HTH,
Angela  Smiley
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / PMS color (Pantone) to DMC Floss on: October 24, 2007 01:19:01 PM
I am trying to match a specific PMS (Pantone) color to DMC Floss.  Does anyone know where I might be able to do this?  The PMS color I am trying to match is 645.

Thanks, in advance, for any help you can give!

Angela
4  UNITED STATES / Missouri / Re: St.Charles? on: September 06, 2007 09:38:37 AM
I am in O'Fallon, MO!
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help-Red Transfer Pencil?? on: June 20, 2007 01:36:14 PM
You can find the transfer pens (Sulky brand) in with the fabric paints at Michaels (that's where I got mine!)

I've used the red pencil as well but didn't have a lot of success..it is a very faint line. 

Good luck!

Angela
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Punch needle help on: June 19, 2007 12:49:46 PM
HELP!!  I couldn't resist any longer, I had to go to Michaels last night and buy a punch needle kit and tool (both manufactured by Dimensions).  I went home and changed up the colors in the kit (while the colors were cute, they weren't exactly my style) and got to punching.  I ran into several issues the largest of which was the tendency for the needle portion of the punch needle to push into the tube (instead of sticking out 1/2 inch or so the needle tip was just barely hanging out of the tube) - I had to continually pull the needle out (each time I put any sort of pressure on it to get it in the weave, the tip would sink back into the tube).  I got frustrated and put it down after about an hour.  Has anyone had any experience like this?  If so, how did you remedy it?

Thanks, in advance!

Angela
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Stitching on vinyl backed bibs on: March 27, 2007 02:49:55 PM
My best friend, who was told she would never have kids of her own, found out (entirely by accident) that she's going to have a baby in June - - she wasn't growing out or anything but was feeling sick and by chance, the doc did an ultrasound and lo-and-behold, she's 6 months along!  SURPRISE!!

At any rate, I got a super deal on some vinyl backed bibs at target (10 for $9) and tried stitching one up the other night.  Problem #1 - the heat from the iron caused the vinyl to bubble up a bit - didn't melt but it definately didn't like the heat.  Problem #2 - when going through the vinyl in the back, I noticed that sometimes it wasn't smooth but almost tore the vinyl.  I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with stitching on these?  I want to make her a basketful of goodies (already knitting a baby sweater too).

Any advice/suggestions are appreciated!

Angela
8  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Suggestion Box! on: February 19, 2007 12:34:36 PM
Oh, I love it when people ask my opinion (LOL, although I usually provide it anyway!  Cheesy)  While it isn't my thing, I've been doing a lot for my mom recently and she's got the country kitsch thing going on in her house (you know, the 80's country style - everything cross stitched and such) and I've been trying (on my own) to accomplish these (Jenny, we need you!).  Personally, I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to see the following pattern types:  asian (not the food, more like Torri gates and the like), more lettering - all types, borders, I love borders and can't get enough of them, halloween (I love the gothic but some pumpkins, witches, frankensteins, ghosts would be too cute - especially on onesies and tea towels for the kitchen), knitting (I love to knit - when I'm not stitching) and am inspired always by Vickie Howell - maybe you can recruit your Austin Craft Mafia buddy to help design some knitting based embroidery.  Okay well now that I've filled the page I'll stop - thanks again, Jenny, for listening!

Angela
9  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Your Ideal Tea-Towel? on: February 19, 2007 12:25:02 PM
I actually really like the ones that come in the stitch it kit - for weight and such but I agree that they aren't as absorbant as they could be.  I've stitched some store bought ones that are too flimsy and the pictures end up looking like they've spent time in a fun house.  I have had fairly good success with using restaraunt napkins (found a set of 12 cotton ones @ Home Goods for $10) but they are also a bit thinner than I'd like.  I LOVE having these around the kitchen (to change with the seasons, of course) and an absorbant, tightly woven, soft one would be ideal!

Thanks Jenny, as always!
Angela
10  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / New here - so excited to get started! on: December 07, 2006 11:31:34 AM
Hi all!  I am new to this board - and actually new to embroidery as well.  I am a knitter, a spinner, a jewelry maker and a photographer so I've done it all!  I bought the kit last night @ Barnes and Noble and then ordered four of the kits online at SS this morning - I'm jumping in head first!!  Any advice/encouragement for a newbie is much appreciated - I just love everything I've seen on the SS site and can't wait to get started.

Angela Smiley
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