Sometime a week will seem to drag on forever, and then, suddenly, it’s Friday again and you think, “Where did the week go?” That’s pretty much how I feel today. But, it time time for another Findings, my weekly round-up of links to art, needlework, books and other news from my wanderings around the Internet. Here are this week’s links:
- Country Living magazine has a whole page of quick-stitch free cross-stitch patterns.
- Sew in Love is working on an amazing hardanger cushion cover project. So beautiful.
- Have you ever wanted to try punch needle? Primitivebettys has decided to make all of her patterns free, starting with her newest release.
- Million Little Stitches made this amazing Chinese thread book with embroidered paper.
- This article made me chuckle: “My Little Free Library War: How Our Suburban Front-Yard Lending Box Made Me Hate Books and Fear My Neighbors“
- And, this article about the Yankee Candle company is fascinating. I used to love a scent they had called Sage & Citrus, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve gotten more sensitive to fragrances and can’t burn scented candles anymore.
- Current events often leave me feeling helpless and powerless. So, I appreciated this guide from the Southern Poverty Law Center: Ten Ways to Fight Hate. They provide specific examples of actions that ordinary people have taken to help their own communities. I found myself nodding my head and thinking, “Yes, I can do that.”
- And, in case you need an extra dose of love, check out this wonderful post collecting videos and stories about Mister Rogers.
Video of the Week
I may have listened to this at least three times this week. Mary Gauthier performs “Mercy Now.”