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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Budget Savers, Embroidery, Thrifting

WIP Wednesday and Some Thrift Store Finds

I’ve been working away on my Sampler Table Runner and should have it completed by later tomorrow.  I sure hope so anyway because it’s my April ALYofF Goal and at midnight tomorrow I run out of April! I have finished quilting the Sampler blocks using my walking foot and now it’s time to drop the feed dogs and practice fmqing…

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Fantastic Fabric Wins

I have had some really fun giveaway wins this month! First was this gorgeous fabric panel that I won in a giveaway that Mary over at Needled Mom held during the Tree Bird Blog Hop. The panel is from the Beautiful Birds line of fabric by Tracy Lizotte for Elizabeth’s Studio and was the inspiration fabric for the blog hop.…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #3

When Dave traces out the patterns, if they are too big to fit on a single 8.5″X11″ sheet of paper he divides them up onto two (or more) sheets.  I usually then post the sections in successive weeks but with Mother’s Day coming up in a little less than two weeks, I thought I’d post both sections for this lovely…

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How to Link Up to a Link Party

I’ve had a few people comment and e-mail saying they don’t know how to link up to my new weekly Stitchery Link Party that is being held in conjunction with Vintage Embroidery Mondays. So I thought a quick step-by-step photo tutorial might be helpful… not just for linking up here but anywhere you might find a link party you’d like…

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Embroidery, Quilting, Sewing

WIP Wednesday – Too Many Things!

I think I’ve got too many things on my list of things I want to get to this week!  First up a new apron. I had purchased the fabric in the spring of 2011 with the intention of making an apron with it but life happened and later that year everything went into storage for three years. Usually when I…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #2

It’s going to be fun to see what flowers make their appearance in the various little gardens of the house that we’re renting. I’ve been checking daily and there are a few tulips making buds but any other bits of green poking through are still too small to tell what they might be. Maybe they’re waiting to be sure that…

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Embroidery, Sewing

WIP Wednesday – Seeds of Friendship

Before I get to what’s happening in my sewing room this week, I want to thank everyone who linked up their projects for my new Stitchery Link Party being held in conjunction with Vintage Embroidery Monday.   The party is open until Sunday night at midnight so if you’ve got a project that you’d like to share, I’d love to…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party

Pansies are one of my favorite flowers.  They are among the first available to buy in spring and the last to survive the frosts of fall.  When we were at the grocery store a couple of days ago, they had lots and lots of pansies in containers. So today, I’m sharing a vintage Workbasket pattern for pansies. This pattern is…

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