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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing

Quilted Santa Table Runner Finished

I know I haven’t been posting as much lately. It’s that time of year when I’m busy working on making Christmas gifts and of course, those can’t be revealed until after Christmas. I do have some recipes that I want to get posted and hope to get to those soon. But I also have another reason why I haven’t been…

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Embroidery

Vintage Embroidery Monday

This week I have this beautiful flower planter to offer for you to embroider. The pattern wouldn’t fit completely on one page and it didn’t make sense to create an additional page for just that tiny portion so if you look in the upper right hand corner you’ll find the top of the pattern with markings to help you line…

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Embroidery, Gift Ideas, Sewing

Vintage Embroidery Monday – Lilacs and Small Stem of Flowers

Last week I shared with you the butterfly pattern I used to make a sachet for an ill friend.  I had also embroidered the back of the sachet with flowers and leaves. The pattern I used is from a separate Workbasket pattern sheet which I’m sharing with you today.   You might notice that I reversed the pattern for the…

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Embroidery, Gift Ideas, Sewing

Vintage Embroidery Monday – Butterfly, Bell and Flowers

While we were in Florida last winter, a new friend I’d met there was going through a tough time and finally ended up in the hospital diagnosed with kidney stones.   I made her this little embroidered sachet to let her know that we were thinking about her.   I have allergies so wasn’t able to add lavender or other scent but…

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Sewing

Using Our Skills for Acts of Service

One of the most delightful things I’ve discovered through having this blog and being part the sewing/quilting/crafting community is how so many of us use our skills for Acts of Service to help others.  From the women who sew and donate quilt blocks, quilts, pillowcases and pillowcase dresses to knitters and crocheters making hats for preemie babies, chemo patients and…

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