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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Embroidery, Sewing

Small Finishes – Embroidered Bookmarks

Dave and I have been so busy this week getting the rest of the garden planted, as well as working on other yard projects, that I haven’t had much time for crafting.  But I did manage to finish two embroidered bookmarks (and another couple of small projects that I’m waiting until next week to share.) My Mom’s birthday is coming…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #7

It’s no secret to those who read my blog that I love ladybugs. I enjoy seeing them in my yard and gardens because I know these beneficial insects are hard at work eating aphids and other not so beneficial insects.  In fact, I’ve declared it a sin to kill a ladybug!  😉 When Dave was tracing out this week’s pattern,…

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Sewing

Cellphone Charging Stations

When our daughter was here over the Christmas holidays, one morning she left the cellphone cord plugged into the wall after she unplugged her phone. Later that morning, Dave was vacuuming the upstairs while I was putting fresh sheets on our bed when I heard that telltale crunching of something being sucked up in the power head followed by a…

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Quilting

Entry #2 Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Spring 2015 Edition

Since I posted about my very first quilt last week to link up to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, this week for my second entry, I thought I’d post about a quilt that I completed just this past winter. Followers of my blog will have already seen this little charmer a number of times while I was working on it: here,…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #6

Lately, in celebration of spring finally arriving in the northern hemisphere, I’ve been posting patterns for flowers.  To change things up a bit, I decided this week that I’d share the patterns for three different sizes and styles of butterflies. The Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is about an hours drive from here and is a fascinating place to spend a few…

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Quilting

The First Quilt I Ever Made

Over the coming two weeks, to coincide with Spring Quilt Market, Amy over at Amy’s Creative Side is hosting the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival where quilters from around the world can show off their quilts. I’m going to start out by saying that I would never expect to win any prizes with this quilt; not for construction or quilting or even…

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How-To Videos, Quilting

How to Unpick a Line of Quilting Without Breaking Threads

When I was quilting my Sampler Table Runner I had to unpick some of the quilting because in a section where I was stitching in the ditch, I missed the ditch. Actually, there were a few times when I had to unpick so during one of those times Dave and I made a short video to show you the simple…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #5

Sometimes we decide to embroider a pattern simply because we love it and then it sits in a box or wherever we keep our finished embroidery pieces because we don’t know what to do with them. Yesterday while shopping for the black background fabric for my Spring Bloom project, Ye Olde Fabric Shoppe was having a Mother’s Day Special.  For…

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Quilting, Sewing

Spring Bloom of Another Kind

For the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing some photos of the spring blooms (both here on my blog and on instagram) that have begun to appear in our area.  Today I have some Spring Blooms of another kind to share. Shortly after I opened my Instagram account, I discovered and started following bellacaronia.  She was sharing photos of her…

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Embroidery, Quilting

ALYofF May Goal – Forest Friends

I had the hardest time choosing my “A Lovely Year of Finishes” Goal for May and then I realized that it only made sense to choose the one that I already had everything I needed to finish.  So even though this isn’t my oldest UFO/WIP, I’m going to be working on my One Big Cabin quilt that I completed the…

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