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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Embroidery

Vintage Embroidery Monday – Small Tulip

As promised last week, here is the embroidery pattern for the small tulip to make matching napkins to go with the tulips I posted to make a luncheon cloth (small tablecloth.) Wouldn’t these all make a lovely set for Easter?  You’d have to stitch really quickly though as Easter is this coming Sunday. This pattern is available as a pdf…

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Embroidery, Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing

How Cute Are These New Spring or Easter Pips!

Back when I posted about our middle daughter’s handmade Christmas gifts, I showed you the chatelaine I made for her with a thimble pip, scissor keep and pincushion. One of the first things she said when she was holding the thimble pip and squeezing it open and shut was, “You should make a frog pip.” She has reminded me of…

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Quilting, Sewing

WIP Wednesday – Christmas Mouse Wallhanging

My little Christmas Mouse wall hanging has been framed with teeny, tiny half square triangles (hst.) Each hst finishes at just 1 ¼” square. When finished the wall hanging will be 13” square. The plan for the frame changed slightly since I posted the graph paper sketch on Saturday. When I was originally designing it, I was going to use…

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Embroidery, Sewing

Vintage Embroidery Monday – Tulip Section 2b

Has spring come to your area of the world yet?  If not we know it can’t be far away and maybe you can get some of that spring time feeling by putting all the Tulip patterns that I’ve posted over the past four weeks along with today’s section to create a beautiful Tulip Luncheon Cloth. The original Workbasket pattern was…

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Embroidery, Quilting, Sewing

FNSI & National Quilting Day

With today being National Quilting Day, I wanted to work on something quilty when I joined the ladies from around the world last night for the virtual sewing bee, Friday Night Sew In; currently being hosted by Wendy from Sugarlane Quilts.  I already have quite a few large quilt projects in various stages of completion, the most recent of which…

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Quilting, Sewing

My Day of the Tree Bird Blog Hop

I came by my love of birds in quite a bit different way than I would say most people do. You see, when I was growing up my Dad raised exotic birds. At various times we had Golden Pheasants, Ring Neck Pheasants, Peacocks, Egyptian Geese and Bobwhite Quail… just to name a few. Here are a couple of photos that…

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Quilting, Sewing

Vintage Easter Embroidery Patterns

With Easter only two and a half weeks away, I went back through my Vintage Embroidery Monday archives and found links to some bunny and lamb patterns that readers might have missed when they were first posted. The pattern for the bunny digging carrots can be found here. The bunny mowing lawn along with his other friends on that pattern…

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