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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #86

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! With less than 4 weeks left before Christmas, the push is on to get more gifts on the go. Most other years, I’d be closing in on the home stretch of gift making but this year I’ve barely just begun. There’s going to be a lot of late night sewing and…

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Embroidery, Quilting

Happy Thanksgiving – In Our Garden BOM

I’ve been busy trying to get the hand stitching done on this month’s applique block that Lana from It Seams to be Sew designed for November – In Our Garden BOM. Lana loves bunnies so her little pilgrim bunny is here to wish you a… As you can see… I had a bit of fun stitching that bunny! First, I…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #85

Each of today’s vintage Workbasket Angels is unique yet equally adorable. The first angel could be stitched at the top of an appliqued Christmas tree on a table runner or a wall banner. The little angel perched on top of the music note could be added to a book cover for the music lover in your life. And the one…

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Embroidery, Quilting

Almost Caught Up – In Our Garden BOM

Do you ever feel like someone has pressed fast forward on the world and that you’re always playing catch-up? This whole year has seemed like that to me! But there’s one thing that I’m almost caught up on… the In Our Garden BOM. I’m about half way through the hand stitching on this month’s applique block designed by Lana from…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #84

I’ve been calling today’s set of patterns the Crazy Quilter Special because when I first saw them I thought to myself they would be perfect for adding to small sections of a crazy quilt block. They could, of course, be used in many other ways as well. Last year, I made an Advent Calendar where I stitched a design on…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Hexie Turtle Adventures, Recipes

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Drop Cookies

Welcome I’m so glad you’ve joined us for Day 3 of the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2016! It’s been a long time since Sue let us come visit with you! We’re the Hexie Turtles. I’m Lexie. Sue made me first, so that makes me the oldest. Lanie’s the next oldest. She’s my BFF! Rexie is the youngest. He’s my other…

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Gift Ideas, Recipes

The Best Ever Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Sometimes when you’re getting ready for a big holiday meal, it can be tempting to buy ready made cranberry sauce in a can. After all, it’s one less thing to worry about preparing, right? I know I did it for years! Then several years ago, I decided to try making our own. I was shocked! Not only was it super…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #83

Every where I go I keep hearing the comment that the days are simply flying by and that the holidays will be here before we know it. To help you get ready, I’ll be sharing holiday themed vintage Workbasket embroidery patterns every Monday right up until Christmas. One of my favorite holiday traditions is picking out the Poinsettia. My favorites…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #82

Happy Halloween!! Are you ready for all the little trick or treaters that will be arriving this evening? Yesterday, Dave and I went out and bought more candy… just in case. I do this every year. We buy candy ahead of time when it’s on sale and then I decide we’d better get more so that we don’t run out.…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #81

For the past several weeks, I’ve been sharing an adorable set of children dressed up for Halloween. I still have one more sweet child to share with you but I’m going to save that for next Monday on the 31st for two reasons. The first being that with Halloween only a week away, I thought you might like a couple…

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