Sara Leigh Merrey is a fellow Fruitbat (fan of Christopher Moore). When I first joined the Boardello, back in 2007, she was one of the regular posters whose style I immediately took to - clever, fun, and caring. At the time, Sara Leigh owned a brick and mortar store, Scarlet Thread, which sold any and all things needed to do canvas work for charted and non-charted needlepoint projects.
Now, you have to understand - I flatter myself that I'm talented with words, not my hands. (Uh...you know what I mean.) I can spin a yarn, metaphorically, but the best I've managed to achieve with actual yarn amounts to a few unevenly knitted scarves. Anyway, this kind of crafting was not my forte, so the pictures she occasionally posted of her gorgeous projects made me green with stitchy envy.
|"Lois," canvas work by Sara Leigh Merrey|
Sara Leigh was understandably down, but never out - with fellow stitcher and soon-to-be business partner, Dawn, she toiled steadily and faithfully to bring her shop to the Interwebs, and with it, her blog.
|Sands of Time ~ Calypso|
|Diamond Delight 9|
|Red, White, & Blue Panel|
|Crown of Hearts|
|Shop Scarlet Thread online!|
So, Dear Readers, the crafty among you may enjoy checking out It's a Stitchy Thing for the scoop on what's hot and happening in the canvas work world. And if the stitching bug bites ya, check out the online store, Scarlet Thread, where all of the above (and more!) can be found and purchased!
All pictures, except for "Lois," belong to Sara Leigh Merrey and have been posted with her kind permission.