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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Peri-Lusta embroidery floss? on: July 20, 2007 03:59:06 PM
Thanks to Ebay I purchased a really beautiful stamped linen table runner to embroider that dates from the 1930s.  I was shocked that the original paper with the color suggestions was included.  The only problem I've encountered is that the brand of embroidery floss with the color #s is called Peri-Lusta, which I've never heard of before. 

Has anyone heard of this brand of floss?  Are they still in business?  I'd love to complete this vintage piece with the thread colors it lists.  If I can't locate the real deal (the Peri-Lusta), I'd at least like to locate a conversion chart for comparable colors in DMC to the Peri-Lusta colors.

Any help and info would be greatly appreciated! 

2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Red dachshund plushie on: February 10, 2007 12:49:21 AM

Here's my latest creation - a red dachshund.  His fur was recycled - it used to be the lining of my grandpa's jacket.  And the best part was that the fabric was my favorite price - free!

3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Monogrammed pillowcases on: September 23, 2006 08:58:21 AM
I monogrammed a pair of pillowcases as a gift for my parents.  Here's the final product:

4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My first teddy bear attempt. . . on: September 23, 2006 08:55:03 AM
I've experimented with plush animals, but this is the first teddy bear I've ever made.  Meet Theodore!

5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Miss Kitty Rockford sock cat on: September 23, 2006 08:46:38 AM

This is Miss Kitty, made from a pair of Rockford socks.  Her dress is a tiny floral cotton, complete with a little mouse applique and lace pinafore.  I've always adored sock monkeys, and I thought this was a cute take on an old favorite!
6  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Drumset dish towel from "Rock N Roll" patterns on: September 23, 2006 08:42:44 AM
Here's a towel I embroidered for my brother's kitchen - the perfect gift for a percussionist that happens to love to cook! 

I used one of the Martha Stewart towels from K-mart, thus the machine embroidered "Monday" on the towel.  I like embroidering on these because they are a heavier fabric than plain old tea towels.  They also wash and dry beautifully.

Just thought I'd share my latest creation!
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Vintage-inspired tea towels - dancing veggies, happy fruit, and pert maid! on: February 27, 2006 08:22:43 PM
I found great day of the week kitchen towels at K-mart a few weeks ago.  (They're part of the Martha Stewart product line.)  When I saw the pretty, colorful bands and the machine-embroidered day, I thought they would be the perfect place to add my own embroidery.  (Every time I look at the carrots, I think there's something slightly obscene about their position - maybe this is where baby carrots come from?!?  teehee)

Here are the four I've completed:

And a close up of the last one because I was really proud of how her eyes turned out:   Grin

Just thought I'd share my latest labors of love!
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Reproduction embroidered/muslin doll on: February 26, 2006 08:35:56 AM
Here's a doll I made with a pattern from Patternbee.  It's a reproduction pattern from dolls created at the turn of the century.  Everything is hand embroidered, then sewed and stuffed.  I'm not crazy about the black facial features because it looks so harsh compared to the muted tones used in the rest of the doll, so next time I would definitely choose a different color of floss for those.  It reminds me of something my great-grandma would have had as a child, and I'm a sucker for anything that looks vintage or antique. 

The front:

The back:
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Wanted: 3-d egg pattern????? on: January 27, 2006 11:11:18 AM
I'm looking for a 3-dimensional egg pattern.  I'm sure I could probably make one up, but it would be so much easier if someone had a link to an online pattern.  The bunnies I've started making for Easter could really use some Easter eggs in their little paws! 

10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Reproduction transfer website??? I can't remember the name!!!! on: January 19, 2006 12:04:56 PM
A few months ago I came across one of the most fantastic websites for reproduction iron-on transfers for embroidery.  I remember that the company's logo had a little bee in it.  I bookmarked the site, but when my hubby decided to install a different web browser on our computer, he didn't think to let me save all of my precious crafting sites that were bookmarked!!!   Cry  Gloom!  Dispair! 

If any of you lovely Craftsters know the web address for the company I'm describing, I would be eternally grateful!
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