Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mystery #10 "Fascination" On eBay SOLD

Fascination, the 10th of Loretta's mystery designs, is for sale on eBay.  This is one of my personal favorites. In person it is very elegant in its monochromatic simplicity.  Currently the bidding is at $31.00 with $5.00 for "standard shipping."  Since this is a brand new auction and there are 18 bidders already, I think this will go for a pretty penny, particularly since it seems to include the instructions, canvas and threads.

UPDATE:  Mystery #10 sold for $72.89 plus shipping.  I think that was a pretty good price for the kit.

If you would like to read more about Fascination, here is the description from the Loretta blog.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Christmas Heirlooms: Herringbone Stitch Ball NEW

Herringbone Stitch Ball, Courtesy of lrstitch-2008

A brand new Loretta design turned up on eBay this week.   The eBay seller kindly answered my questions about the name of the piece, the materials used and the copyright date on the chart.  She also allowed me to reuse the photographs from the auction here.  Thank you!

UPDATE:  This previously unknown ornament sold for the beginning price of $3.99 plus $3.37 in shipping.  Someone got a nice bargain!  If it was you, please email me the list of materials and any other information you think I should add to this article at LorettaSpearsDesigns at gmail dot com.  Thanks!

Loretta named this ornament Herringbone Stitch Ball and it appears to be a herringbone pattern in white DMC floss on white 18 count canvas with size 16 Kreinik braid in pale pink or peach or possibly gold.  It is from the Christmas Heirlooms series and is a chart published under the Needle Adventures name in 1991.   The chart has a price sticker of $7 (first time I've seen pricing labels on these charts) and also has a sticker reading:

"Distributed By
The Artists Collection
5963 W. Indore Place
Littleton Colorado 80123
(303) 979-6936"

I presume this was the address and phone number of Loretta's shop.  This sticker is the first of this type I have seen also.  This may have been purchased at her shop.  The auction has a starting price of $3.99 plus $3.37 for "standard shipping."  The auction ends soon so if you want this beauty, act now.

Closeup of Herringbone Stitch Ball from Chart Cover


Materials List:
18 count white Zweigart mono canvas
DMC white cotton floss
Kreinik size 16 braid (color unknown, may be gold although it looks peach or pink in the photograph)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Christmas Heirlooms from Dec. 1992 Needlepoint Plus on eBay UPDATED

The two Christmas roll up ornaments called Christmas Heirlooms that appeared in the December 1992 issue of Needlepoint Plus are for sale on eBay as part of a lot of all five of the magazines from that year.   The starting bid is $9.99 plus free expedited shipping.

UPDATE:  The auction ended without a bid.  It has been relisted at a starting price of $9.99 plus fee shipping again.