Scarlet Quince News July 2007
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Scarlet Quince News
July 2007

Hello stitching friends,

We have two pattern awards this month! Carol Espinosa, of Hickory Creek, Texas was the first to suggest Take the Fair Face of Woman by Sophie Gengembre Anderson (see right). Joseph Farrett won Circe Invidiosa by John William Waterhouse. Thank you both for your great suggestions!
Traveling with Needlework — Members Talk Back

A couple of our members commented on our travel tips in the last newsletter — that's good! We like to know you're paying attention!

One lady suggested taking along some baby wipes in a baggie to keep your hands clean(er) and therefore your work, too. We used to like Wash'n'Dries which are already packaged up, one towelette per envelope, but they seem hard to find these days. Rite Aid and others have something similar, just under a different name.

Much more importantly, someone pointed out that although it is allowed to carry scissors and needles now on US domestic flights, there are places/fights where they are not allowed. It may depend on the airline or the airport or whether the flight is international or domestic, so be sure to check. The TSA web site helpfully lists both things that are prohibited, and things that are allowed but that you might wonder about (like scissors). Some of the lists we looked at only give prohibited items and don't mention scissors so it's hard to know.

If in doubt, you can take a thread cutter. These come in a variety of styles, generally with a blade in a small groove which will cut thread but nothing else. That's IF your needles are not banned...

There are new pictures in our gallery! There's a halfway complete picture of Jacob and Rachel, and a completed and framed On the Cache La Poudre.

By the way, we've reorganized the gallery slightly. People often send us multiple pictures as they progress on a piece, and we've now moved the earlier ones to an inner page (linked from the main page). All the pictures are still there, but the main gallery page is now a little more streamlined. It does still show multiple pictures of a pattern if more than one person has sent us pictures! If you have one of our pieces in progress, or finished, please send us a picture to share!

Since we mentioned in our tips section that metal-and-cork embroidery hoops are still available, many people have emailed to ask where they can get one. As far as we know, Boye (owned by Wrights) is the only company still making them (or perhaps the only company that ever did!). Here's what they have, and you can get the hoops from their outlet store, 1-800-660-0415 ext. 223. Now don't all call at once! (You can also find them for sale on a few web sites by Googling "metal embroidery hoops".)

New patterns! Clink any picture for a closer look.

Take the Fair Face of Woman - Sophie Gengembre Anderson
Take the Fair Face of Woman
Sophie Gengembre Anderson
Circe Invidiosa - John William Waterhouse
Circe Invidiosa
John William Waterhouse
Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds - John Constable
Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds
John Constable
The Language of Flowers - G. D. Leslie
The Language of Flowers
G. D. Leslie
Nighthawks - Edward Hopper
Edward Hopper

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