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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Embroidery, Gift Ideas, Sewing

Vintage Embroidery Monday – Lilacs and Small Stem of Flowers

Last week I shared with you the butterfly pattern I used to make a sachet for an ill friend.  I had also embroidered the back of the sachet with flowers and leaves. The pattern I used is from a separate Workbasket pattern sheet which I’m sharing with you today.   You might notice that I reversed the pattern for the…

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Embroidery, Gift Ideas, Sewing

Vintage Embroidery Monday – Butterfly, Bell and Flowers

While we were in Florida last winter, a new friend I’d met there was going through a tough time and finally ended up in the hospital diagnosed with kidney stones.   I made her this little embroidered sachet to let her know that we were thinking about her.   I have allergies so wasn’t able to add lavender or other scent but…

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Sewing

Using Our Skills for Acts of Service

One of the most delightful things I’ve discovered through having this blog and being part the sewing/quilting/crafting community is how so many of us use our skills for Acts of Service to help others.  From the women who sew and donate quilt blocks, quilts, pillowcases and pillowcase dresses to knitters and crocheters making hats for preemie babies, chemo patients and…

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