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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #21

As I mentioned last week, I think I’ve saved the cutest in this sweet series of vintage Workbasket patterns for the last two weeks.  Previously I’ve shared the couple dancing, various band members here, here and here, the lead singer and the back-up singer. Now today, I have this super sweet dancing tomato to share with you. She doesn’t have…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #20

Every lead singer needs at least one back up singer and this corn cob is ready to sing his part. The pattern is available to download as a pdf here. Only two more patterns left to share in this series and I have, I think, saved the cutest ones for last.   So be sure to check back each Monday for…

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Embroidery, Sewing

WIP Wednesday – Fixing the Nightgown

Hand stitching is what’s happening here today. First a little peek of the vintage Workbasket embroidery that I’m going to be sharing this coming Monday. After my early morning walk each day this week, I’ve been sitting out on the back deck and stitching until the day gets too hot.   This afternoon, I’ll be in my sewing room hand…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #19

The past week turned into an unplanned blogging break.  One of the sewing projects I was working on took longer than I had estimated and for the other, well… what was supposed to be a quick, fun project of sewing a new nightgown turned into correcting mistakes in the purchased pattern that I didn’t even notice until after I’d already…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #18

These band members just get cuter and cuter!   Next week, I’ll be introducing you to the lead singer.  (So far, I am managing to resist the temptation to give these characters names, but that’s not to say that there haven’t been a few silly story lines that have started running through this writer’s head… lol.) The pattern for this…

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Embroidery, Sewing

Seeds of Friendship Bolster Cover Finished

It wasn’t done in time for our oldest daughter’s visit but finally the Seeds of Friendship bolster cover is finished and on the bed in the guest bedroom. The Ambleside mini charm pack that I used to frame the embroidery looks as lovely as I had hoped it would. As I mentioned back in this post… my entry was drawn…

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Quilting, Sewing

WIP Wednesday – August ALYoF Goal

July came and went so quickly that it’s hard to believe that summer is more than half way over.  I also can’t believe that while July started out well with me getting my Disappearing Nine Patch quilt sandwiched and hand-basted… that’s as far as I got. It will now be my August goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes. July…

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Tips & Tricks Tuesday

Tips & Tricks Tuesday – Easily Clean up a Dropped Egg

This morning while getting out the eggs to make breakfast, I dropped one. Cleaning up a broken egg can be a slimy, messy job.   But it doesn’t have to be. Simply sprinkle the broken egg with a generous amount of salt. Let it sit for 5 minutes or so to allow the salt to be absorbed and the egg to…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #17

  This week’s vintage Workbasket pattern is another in the series I began sharing two weeks ago. The first were these cute dancing veggies. Then last week was the winter squash playing a salt shaker. Today I’m sharing another member of the band. The veggies must be rocking it out because this sweet pepper is really drumming up a storm! Vintage…

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