Show and Tell 18 May 2020 By Genevieve Turner | May 18, 2020 - 3:48 pm |November 29, 2020 Blog Jan H has once again been busy producing Pippa the Pygmy Hippopotamus. (Gotta love those ankles!)An original design. From Gloria S, here are some of the cards she has been cross stitching. Gloria says she really enjoys seeing what others are making. From Sarah K: “My niece finished her very first embroidery, a canvas work bookmark that I showed her how to make over video conferencing. A very good first effort and hopefully I have helped her find a new interest.” From Sarah K: ” I am working on a cross stitch piece by Karen Couchman that is in sepia tones. The companion piece that I finished a couple of years ago took me about 10 years to finish, but I am hoping to give this one a little more focus…….I am doing the boring background first to keep me focused, although doing the dog was fun. What I love is the hint I picked up from a podcast, that suggested using spool wraps to hold the fabric up around the edges of my hoop at save me trying to hold it all together and to prevent me stitching through it accidentally.” Sarah K: “[Spool hoops] are available at Fox Collection and on ebay and I now couldn’t imagine stitching with a hoop without them.” Bookmark the permalink.