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Greetings from HON – SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

We are truly delighted to see blooming flowers, budding trees and warming temperatures. We are excited to have a Cooper Oaks Trunk Show this month. It’s a large show so come in and take a look!

 

TIP OF THE MONTH

Ponder having a custom project painted. Lately, we have done some incredible stockings designed and painted by our custom artists.

Custom Stocking designed specifically for the recipient

 

Mouse House

 

Another Custom painted stocking canvas of “Her Favorite Things”

 

FINISHED PROJECTS OF THE MONTH

Ponder having a custom project painted. Lately, we have done some incredible stockings designed and painted by our custom artists.


SPECTACULAR Mahjong box created by Deux Bijou Bijoux to hold…

 

Fun Squid Canvas

STITCH OF THE MONTH

Knife edge pillow appliqued with two floral letters by LEE

The other day a customer asked about the background on this pillow. I took a look at it and realized it’s a mini Scotch Checker which is super easy and looks special but not too fancy

 

This is worked over two rows – one square comprised of 4 basket weave stitches and the other is stitched with one regular stitch on the diagonal, then a diagonal over two row and a single stitch flanking it. This makes the other square.

 

These squares are over 4 rows, as is the instruction chart to the right or below.

This two color checkerboard look works well for borders or could be a subtle background if two similar colors are used – one for the long stitch diagonal squares and the other for the basket weave squares.