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Special points of
personal... near you.
interest: “Spilt water cannot be re-
A few of my favorite proverbs trieved”.
?? A few favorite Chi- We hope some of your local from this calendar are:
nese Proverbs. The illustrations are beautiful
shops used some of the ideas
?? New Tints, Tones & “A good friend shields you that accompany each proverb!
that we shared at the markets
Shades from the storm.”
throughout the year, such as a We have a new theme planned
?? Beautiful Boxes to fortune cookie discount. “A good bee never takes for this year. We’ll introduce it
stitch & finish
I enjoyed the theme so much pollen from a fallen flower.” in our February newsletter.
?? Lung Fever Salve -
an old Amish recipe. that I purchased a 2005 calen- “Beware the person with a
?? Our new email ad- dar of ‘Chinese Proverbs’.
Buddha’s mouth and a
dress Each month has a proverb col-
lected by Ruthanne Lum
McCunn and the illustrations “Do not climb a tree to look
are by Hu Yong Yi. If you for fish.”
would like a copy you can con-
tact Cedco Publishing at
“One foot cannot stand on
Inside this issue:
Tints Tones & Shades 2 New Email Address for The Thread Gatherer
Designing Ladies 2
Boxes We are changing our email ad-
Year of the Thread 3 dress. Please email us at:
A Good Read 3
Tints, Tones & Shades
We are adding a new selection of achieve with just the original ing these colors to our Shep-
colors in the Silk ‘n Colors that color formula. With color names herd’s Silk, Sheep’s Silk, Sani-
we are calling, ‘Tints, Tones & such as Wine & Roses, Came- bel, Oriental Linen lines. Se-
Shades’. Each hue (color) lot’s Lady, England’s Rose, and lected colors will also be avail-
comes in four depths of shade— Shell Stone you can picture in able in Silken Pearl, Silken Che-
from very pastel to very dark. your mind from dark to light this nille and Savoir Faire. More
What makes these colors so dusky rose color! We have two colors are in the Dye Pot!
beautiful and useful in stitching variations of greens also avail-
Shades & Tints of
is that each hue has a percentage able now. Wart Frog, Newt
Shades—just what of the color formula made up of Green, Wisp of Willow and
every needle artist black, a toner, or the compliment Coastal Sand and in a slightly
Needs to complete of the color. This adds a rich- more ’olive’ hue Tuscan Olive,
a stitching palette ness and quality in shading and Rye Grass, Winter Moss and
stitching that is difficult to Colonial Tint. We are also add-
New Boxes—To ‘Dye’ For!
Judy Odell from JUST A There you can see all the boxes een—no matter what your age!
THOUGHT has published a and read more about her finishing Giulia’s Italian Renaissance
new book Designing Ladies’ book. My Italian friend & de- Box is an exquisite use of color
“Stitcher’s Treasure Box” which signer, Giulia and her daughter, and design. The picture also
walks you through the assembly Sofia , as well as my French friend shows the inside of Giulia’s box.
process for finishing the designs and designer Virginie used Virginie’s box depicts her love
of several talented designers. Threadgatherer threads and rib- of color and garden. Garden
You purchase the designs sepa- bons and Wild Hairs in their de- Fairies, Roses and Bee Skeps. . .
Hallowitch Box by Sofia
rately from the designers. See signs. Sofia’s box is called .what more could a garden want?
Judy’s website (to purchase the ’Hallowitch Sewing Box’ and
book) at www.justathought.net. appeals to those who love Hallow-
Fairy Rose Garden by Virginie Menzildjian Italian Renaissance Box - by Giulia Manfredini
Year of the Thread Colors
We will be keeping a few of the SNC 310 Asian Plum
Year of the Thread Colors.
These include: We are discontinuing the fol-
SNC 300 Yellow Crane
SNC 303 Green Dragon
SNC 301 Pagoda Red
SNC 304 Kimono Kraze
SNC 302 Mandarin Duck
SNC 305 Lotus Flower
SNC 306 Japanese Sea
We have limited supply of
SNC 307 Samuari Star these colors and they will be
SNC 308 Ming Dynasty sold on a first come/first serve
SNC 309 Wasabi
Homemade Salves & Remedies
It is flu and cold season in Quite often it was the turning Middlefield, Ohio 44062
Idaho! Everyone seems to have point to recovery. I’ve shared Phone (216) 632-5201. They
a miserable cold in our valley the salve over the years and eve- sell a kit with the liquid and dry
here. I make up a salve called ryone says it works. Recently ingredients to make this salve.
“Lung Fever Salve” each year. my little 2 yr old granddaughter
Another good book is:
It is an old Amish Remedy that has had viral pneumonia and
was used often when pneumonia again we used the salve. If you Plain & Happy Living
seemed to be ‘winning’ the bat- are interested contact: Published by Goosefoot Acres
tle and the Doctor would say
Roose Drug Store Press in Cleveland, Ohio
“I’ve done all I can do” and the The Thread Gatherer
mothers would use this salve. PO Box 96 ISBN: 1-879863-71-5 2108 Norcrest Drive
Boise, ID 83705
A Good Read (208) 387-1251 (fax)
Lalu, known as Polly Bemis, struggle and survival as a firstname.lastname@example.org
died in Idaho in 1933. Born in woman, a slave in china and the
If your local shop does not carry
China, she was called her fa- American West. You will never
our products, or you wish to pur-
ther’s treasure, his ‘thousand forget her. . . .ever. . . .once you chase the patterns and threads/
pieces of gold’, yet when famine read her story. This book is ribbons for the Stitcher’s Treas-
struck in 1871 he was forced to written by Ruthanne Lum ure Boxes we have shown we can
sell her. Thousand Pieces of McCunn. assist you in locating a shop for
Gold is her story. A story of mailorder. Please email or write