August 2015 Needlepoint News
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Blue Dogwood Designs

August brings record heat to Seattle.  This is not a hot place.  An average of 5 days over 90 in a summer and we are on day 10 with more to come!

So all we can do is stay inside and stitch. And if you are lucky enough to have A/C (15% of the population), let me know and I will be right over!

Pioneer Woman was channeling me!  I watched her show a couple weeks ago and she made my favorite summer drink.  Here is my version:  Peel and dice a big chunk of fresh ginger and boil 5 minutes in 3 C of water.  Save it in a jar in the fridge.  To stave off the heat, pour 1/4 C in a tall glass with ice and diet tonic water - no sugar.  

Crystallize has 3 more sections.  And you can see more spaces for the Swarovski crystals.  Planet Earth Silk is getting rave reviews.   

New Fobs, new Blue, new Cupcakes... I am adding more every day. Mille Fiori Fob #840 made with beads I bought in Venice - one of a kind.


Stitchers make the best friends.

August - Not much white blank canvas left!

Here is the stitchguide with places for Swarvoski crystals later.
Click here to start this project: 
Mark your own canvas with the instructions or purchase one ready to go here:
My Neighbors Rose
Their front yard is all rose bushes, little grass.
My green thumb does not extend to roses.
Just the painted canvas kind. 
18 count,   8 in x 7.5 in   $43

Blue Moon 
The moon rising over Mount Rainier.
18 count canvas 8 in x 7 in  

Strawberry Pretzel Pie
from Pioneer Woman
Keep this dish cool in the fridge and every time you pass through the kitchen, slice off just a sliver!

Bee Skep Lavender Sachet  
Stitch the skep - stick on the bee.
The sachet is 5.5 inches square filled with homegrown fragrant lavender. Self finishing.
18 count   $31
Stitched area is about 2.25 inches square

Apachecat is a SuperCat!
So surprised that she didn't mind the cape.  She wore it like royalty!
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