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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #25 Giveaway

As this is the 25th Stitchery Link Party, I’ve decided to celebrate with a giveaway. (Scroll down for the details and rules for how to enter.) First though, it’s time to share this week’s vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern. We are transitioning into fall here in the Northern hemisphere but depending on the colors used to stitch the trees, this pattern…

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Budget Savers

People Throw Out the Most Amazing Things

I love my morning walks.  Not only are they good for my physical, emotional and mental health… they provide me with the most fun and interesting finds.  Remember the two chairs I found on the curb that had been put out for garbage pick up that Dave turned into one good chair. Well yesterday, I found something that still has…

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Embroidery, Sewing

Several Small Finishes

Several small accomplishments can sometimes feel as good a single big one.  And that’s the way I’m feeling about the finishes I’m sharing today. As I mentioned in Wednesday’s post, I’d had an orphaned arrow block sitting on the end of my sewing machine cabinet since I made my Love Struck Purse.   It is now a pincushion with a small…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #24

The first day of fall is this Wednesday, September 23rd.  Despite a forecast for temperatures in the mid 20s C (mid 70s F), there are definitely signs that fall has arrived.  The leaves are starting to turn and in some cases to fall.  The hummingbirds that had been coming to our feeder have disappeared.  And waterfowl are starting to form…

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Embroidery, Sewing

New Vintagey Thanksgiving Apron

When I discovered the vintage Workbasket patterns for the Cornucopia (page 65) and the veggies having a party (page 2-949), I knew that I wanted to embroider them all to make a fun Thanksgiving apron. And what would be more appropriate than this vintage pattern that I found under the seat of the sewing stool that came with the Art…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #23

As I mentioned last week when I shared the final pattern in the dancing, singing, instrument playing and proposing veggie pattern set, there was one more pattern to add to the item that I embroidered them on. Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to find several more vintage Workbasket patterns to share here on the blog.  On pattern page…

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Sewing

Small Finishes for Friday

Today I only have some small finishes to share with you.  I had hoped to have completed my writing tote yesterday but it’s still a work in progress. I did however finish this pretty Prairie Point Star Ornament. I had some fun in the photo editor adding frost and ice to the photo.  If you look closely you can see…

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Embroidery, Sewing

WIP Wednesday – Writing Tote and Small Projects

I’ve got three projects that I’m working on today. The front, back, sides and bottom of my writing tote are cut out, sewn together and ready to add interfacing. Then I’ll be deciding what pockets I want to add to the lining and get the lining together. I’m also in the process of writing a tutorial to make one of…

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