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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Gift Ideas

White Prosperity Angel with Gold Trim

In between working on getting my newest Angel pattern ready for testing, I’ve been making a few of my Prosperity Angels to give as gifts. This newest variation came about when I saw that I didn’t have enough of the gold metallic crochet cotton left to make a complete angel. So I crocheted the head, body/dress and arms of the…

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Stitch-A-Long – Vintage Chore Girls Week #1

When we bought the Art Deco Sewing Machine Cabinet with Stool that Dave then refinished for me, there were some treasures in the drawers and underneath the cushion of the stool. One of those treasures was several pages of vintage Workbasket embroidery patterns. After doing some research, I’ve satisfied myself that these patterns are in the public domain and I…

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Better than Two Dozen Roses

When we first decided to spend the winter in Florida, part of the plan was to pick up my portable Singer sewing machine from storage. Well, Dave searched and searched, climbing over and behind boxes and furniture stacked ¾ of the way to the top of the storage unit but he wasn’t able to find it.   He would have had…

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30 Years Ago

“You want to know what happiness is? It’s waking up in the middle of the night for no reason, shifting under the blankets and feeling the heat of the person next to you. You turn around and see them in their most peaceful, innocent and vulnerable state. They breathe as though the weight of the world lays on anyone’s shoulder…

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Embroidery, Quilting, Sewing

The Embellishing is Finally Finished

I’ve been working off and on embellishing two fabric bird panels since July of last year.   You can follow the progress on these panels by clicking on the embroidery category in my left sidebar. In December, I added beads to the centers of the flowers and to the flower buds. That left only the birds’ eyes, which I had also…

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Blocking Crocheted Ornaments

Recently, I crocheted some Prosperity Angels and a crocheted tree ornament where the pins I had used to block them with while the stiffener dried had rusted. Well, when I removed the pins, the rust was even worse than it appeared in the photos I posted. I tried everything I could think of to get those rust marks out. The…

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Budget Savers

Sunshine in a Bowl and a Little Container Gardening

Shortly after arriving at our winter home in Florida, we discovered that Pensacola has a year round farmers’ market that runs every Saturday in the Martin Luther King Plaza downtown on Palafox Street.    It has become part of our weekend routine to stop by the Palafox Market to pick up locally grown produce and baked goods to add to our…

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