Saturday, August 22, 2015

Jeweled Egg Sighting (Needle Adventures)


Jeweled Egg (Needle Adventures March 1993)


We finally have a glimpse of Jeweled Egg, Loretta's March 1993 Needle Adventures chart, on eBay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/231658358973?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&fromMakeTrack=true

This eBay sale includes what appears to be the original LS logo canvas and the beads, floss and metallic needed to complete the design.  The starting price for the auction is 99 cents plus $5.50 for expedited shipping.  The photographs from the sale are reproduced here courtesy of Fireside.


Supplies for Jeweled Egg

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Materials List:
7x7 18 count Tudor Rose mono needlepoint canvas
Anchor floss #1013
Balger Braid size 8 #021
Pizazz pink metallic #11 (unknown thread)
Carnelian beads #10
7x7 stretcher bars

Once again, many thanks to Fireside Stitchery for allowing the reuse of their auction photographs here and for helping clarify the materials list.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Silk (Loretta Spears Designs)

Silk Cover Page


Published in September 1995 under the Loretta Spears Designs name, Silk is a square ornament meant to be displayed on point.  The colors appear to be pink, cream and gold and the design a grid pattern of some sort.  If you are a Loretta collector, this is for sale on eBay in a Buy It Now Auction for $19.99 plus $2.00 shipping.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Loretta-Spears-Designs-SILK-Pink-Cream-Very-Rare-/301702298990?hash=item463edbbd6e



Silk Close Up, Courtesy of Knightsbball10

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Many thanks to the eBay seller Knightsbball10 for help with information and photographs.  Fireside Stitchery also helped with a photo of the needed materials.


Courtesy of Fireside Stitchery

Materials List:
6x6 white Congress cloth
Soie d' Alger silk in both Creme and #3021
Kreinik size 4 very fine braid in #002 gold

Brocade Egg (Needle Adventures)

Brocade Egg Cover Page, Courtesy of Knightsbball10


Brocade Egg was published in March 1994 by Loretta under the Needle Adventures name.  This might have been one of the Christmas Heirlooms ornaments.  If you are a Loretta collector, this is for sale on eBay in a Buy It Now Auction for $19.99 plus $2.00 shipping.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Loretta-Spears-Designs-BROCADE-EGG-Pink-Purple-Cream-Very-Rare-/121719669196?hash=item1c570ec1cc


Close Up, Also Courtesy of Knightsbball10


Perhaps because this was an Easter design, there is a bunny on the front page of the instructions.





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This photograph of the supplies from the eBay sale shows the outlined canvas with the LS logo typical of the kits she sold.  Many thanks to the eBay seller Knightsbball10 for help with information and photographs.

Materials List:
5x7 congress cloth (color unspecified)
Marlitt, one skein each of #813, #1012, and #1007
Balger #8 braid #104C