02 June 2010

Housekeeping post

I had a couple questions that need to be answered.

First was where is the Inky Dinky SAL available. That is on the Sanman Board at It can be a bit confusing because the site says it's closed. The retail side is, but the link for the message board works. Look under "Message Board". This is a great board to join, if you aren't a member. Sandy is lovely, and it's a great group of people to visit with. I've been a member since at least 2004, and hope to be one for a lot longer.

A couple people mentioned the Glow in the dark Light Effects. I was asked if it's easy to use. YES! Emphatically, YES!. Like regular floss, it's divisable. It doesn't look like plain floss on the skein, and, used by itself, you can sort of tell it's a different fiber, but, mixed in with other floss, it looks just the same, and is a bazillion times better to use than the metallics. I wish I could show you a picture of it glowing, but my camera doesn't allow for that; you just have to let the floss "charge" up by exposing it to the light before you try to see the glowing effect. It's pretty cool. I will definitely use this for Halloween projects. I have a Monkeyworks freebie that is DYING to have a glowing skeleton.

I am also sharing the link to my album of photos from the GTG. It's not a lot of photos. My camera battery was low, but I think you can see how fun it was. Sue is a gracious hostess with very cute cats who enjoyed welcoming us to their home. It was a wonderful time to meet with other stitchers.

Party in the USA


Julie M said...

Looks as though you had a great time at the retreat Rachel!

thanks for answering the question regarding the glow floss. I'll have to try it some time.

Here's another question: I noticed in your pics that there were unfinished pieces on display. We are thinking of doing this for our retreat next April. I worry though that the unfinished pieces might walk away. Can you tell me a bit more about how they were displayed? Were they just laid on the table? Framed pieces would be harder to walk off with I think.

April Mechelle said...

Looks like by the pictures all had a great time!!! I love the Sleepy Hollow Chart. I have this chart but have not started stitching. I did make a haunted house stitch project with the glow in the dark floss. It turned out great. Your stitching is great !!!

Bette said...

What a wonderful time! Wish we had something like that here.

Pumpkin said...

Thanks for the info on the SMO SAL :o)

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls