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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #119

Happy Monday Everyone! Today’s vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern is the third in the series of Days of the Week Brownies that I’m sharing during July and the first part of August. Did you go to Brownies when you were a child? I did and so did our two daughters. The motto when I was a girl was “Lend a Hand.”…

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Budget Savers, Thrifting

Thrift Store Score – $6 Occasional Table

Have you ever walked into a thrift store, saw something that immediately caught your eye and knew that if the price was right, it was going home with you? When I first spied the little treasure I’m going to show you today, I read the price wrong. From a distance I thought it said $60.00 and felt that instant disappointment…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #118

Happy Monday Everyone! Last week, I shared the first pattern in the set of vintage Workbasket Days of the Week Brownies. Today for Vintage Embroidery Monday, I’m sharing the second pattern in the set. Our little Tuesday Brownie is trying so hard to move that heavy iron. I sure hope it’s turned off or that she’s wearing oven mitts! To…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #117

Happy Monday! Can you believe that it’s July already?!! That means that those of us who like to give handmade gifts for Christmas have less than six months to work on them. This month, all across blogland, you’re going to be seeing Christmas in July posts to inspire you to get to started on your Christmas crafting. Today and for…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #116

Happy Monday Everyone! Last week, I shared the vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern for Eva, the first pattern for a set of topsy-turvy potholders. Kind of like a topsy-turvy doll… but made into a potholder. This week’s pattern is for Eva’s best friend, Topsy. Of the two patterns, this one is my favorite because when I was in Grade 3, my…

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Quilting, Sewing

The Secret in Your Thread Spool

Did you know that most of the quality threads available on the market today have a secret? Or rather their spools have a secret? I’ve been sewing since I was a young girl when I started making Barbie doll clothes and I didn’t know this secret. Back then in the early 70s, you could still get thread on wooden spools!…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #115

Happy Monday! Have you ever seen the Topsy-Turvy dolls? The ones where you think it’s one doll but then you flip the doll upside down, smooth down her skirt and you have another doll? Sometimes one doll has her eyes open and when you flip her over, the other doll’s eyes are closed. Or one doll is Red Riding Hood…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #114

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. In my post about the Doctor Who TARDIS quilt finish, I mentioned how hard it can be to make gifts for the men in our lives. It seems to be equally difficult to find suitable patterns to embroidery for them. However, in searching through my collection, I found this…

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