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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #82

Happy Halloween!! Are you ready for all the little trick or treaters that will be arriving this evening? Yesterday, Dave and I went out and bought more candy… just in case. I do this every year. We buy candy ahead of time when it’s on sale and then I decide we’d better get more so that we don’t run out.…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #81

For the past several weeks, I’ve been sharing an adorable set of children dressed up for Halloween. I still have one more sweet child to share with you but I’m going to save that for next Monday on the 31st for two reasons. The first being that with Halloween only a week away, I thought you might like a couple…

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Embroidery, Quilting

In Our Garden BOM – Blocks 17 & 18

If you’ve been following along in the In Our Garden BOM 2016 that’s being hosted by Amy over at Sew Incredibly Crazy you know that each month a different designer shares two blocks; a traditionally pieced block and an applique block. Vickie from More Stars in Comanche designed October’s blocks. Her pieced block called Squash Blossom is such a beautiful…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #80

Today’s free pattern is the fifth in a series of super cute vintage Workbasket embroidery patterns for children dressed up in their Halloween costumes. All those patterns could be actually be used on children’s items throughout the year. Today’s pattern is the only pattern in the series that is specifically Halloween themed and is in fact the reason I concluded…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Painted Maple Leaf Table Runner Tutorial

Have you ever seen a craft that you did as a child and find yourself wishing that you had an excuse to make that craft again? That’s what happened that led to the creation of this Painted Maple Leaf Table Runner. Debbie from One Little Project posted a really fun Chalk Stenciled Pumpkin. Ooohhh how I wanted to get out…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #79

For the past few weeks. I’ve been sharing a set of adorable vintage Workbasket patterns for children dressed up in their Halloween costumes. There was the Boy Going Fishing, the Young Girl Modeling a Swimsuit and the Pioneer Boy Heading Off to School. Today’s young lad is dressed up as an Early American Pilgrim. How different these costumes are from…

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Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Round Elements Reversible Tissue Box Covers

When I first accepted Quilting Mod’s challenge, I really had no idea what I would make with the Round Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics. It wasn’t until the fabric arrived in the mail and I actually got a chance to see and touch it in person that a plan began to form. My goal was to use as many of the fabrics…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #78

For the past two weeks, I’ve been sharing adorable vintage Workbasket patterns for children dressed up for Halloween. I have another young boy for you today. This time he’s dressed up as a pioneer boy heading off to school… complete with school book and an apple for his teacher!   Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Pioneer Boy Heading Off to…

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Sewing

Spooky Eyeballs Trick or Treat Bag

Back at the end of July, Afton over at Quilting Mod issued a challenge… To the first few people who commented on her post, she would send 12 fat eighths of Art Gallery Fabrics Round Elements. In return, those accepting the challenge were to create a finished work that included at least some of the fabric and write a post about…

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