Scarlet Quince News March 2012
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Scarlet Quince News
March 2012

Hello stitching friends,

Happy Spring! It's nearly perfect weather here right now, which is very rare in Texas! If it's too cold or too hot where you are, take comfort -- when your weather moderates, we'll be broiling.

The US Postal Service recently added a flat-rate box for Express Mail, and we are now set up to use it when it is lower cost than the regular Express Mail box (should you opt for Express Mail and a box).

Tips Updates

We've made a bunch of updates and additions to the Tips pages.

In the Equipment section:

  • We've added a section on Stitching stations, which includes several ideas for organizing all the stuff that you need to keep by you as you stitch, most sent in response to the January newsletter.
  • Under Thread catchers, we've added punch needle threaders, which are great for catching those floss tails that are in the wrong place.
  • If you use hoops, we've added a suggestion to wrap the inner hoop with bias or twill tape.
  • For scroll frame users, there is a recommendation from a reader for a specific kind of double-sided tape which works well for attaching fabric to the rods.

The tips on preparing the fabric have been updated and moved from the Fabric section under Supplies (which is otherwise about choosing fabric) to its own section under Stitching.

We have more updates for tips, so if you have sent us ideas in the past, they'll be added as time permits. And of course, if you have tricks or systems that just make you want to hug yourself, please share!

New patterns! Clink any picture for a closer look.
Apple - John Henry Dearle
John Henry Dearle
Moonlight on Mt. Fuji - Lilian May Miller
Moonlight on Mt. Fuji
Lilian May Miller
Cypripedium sp. - Pierre-Joseph Redoute
Cypripedium sp.
Pierre-Joseph Redoute

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