Author Archives: Alice C.

Weekend Links — 11/18/17

Another week has gone by already. Here’s this week’s round-up of needlework, art, and book news from around the web: “Rethinking Guernica” is a new interactive website from the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid, Spain about Picasso’s famous painting. The Craftsy blog shares … Continue reading

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Finished Cross-Stitch Christmas Ornaments

So, I have not had much time for stitching recently, but I did have to finish some pieces in order to turn them in for my local embroidery guild for the guild’s annual holiday display at the community center where … Continue reading

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Weekend Links — 11/11/17

Not much sewing going on around here the past couple of weeks. I need to do some catch-up this weekend, but I have had numerous personal commitments after work recently that have kept me from my stitching. Anyways, here’s this … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading — November 2017

Every month I share what books I finished last month and what I’m reading now. I also love to hear what others are reading. Share your own book recommendations in the comments or friend me on Goodreads! Finished in October October still … Continue reading

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Friday Finds — 11/3/17

Friday Finds is my weekly round-up of needlework, art, and book news from around the web. It’s nearly 10pm here in chilly Chicago, but it’s still Friday, so let’s share some links. Here are this week’s links: I guess I … Continue reading

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Halloween Cross-Stitch Patterns Inspiration

Halloween is one of the most popular subjects for cross-stitch patterns. I am guessing that it is second only to Christmas! Although you can find hundreds of amazing Halloween cross-stitch patterns, I picked a few that caught my eye for … Continue reading

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Weekend Links — 10/28/17

Well, hello there. We made it through another week. The weather has turned cold in Chicago, and I am fighting off a cold that keeps threatening to take over. I’m barely winning, for now. So, let’s stay inside and read … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: Boutis Progress and Ornament Stitching

I have a quick update on the boutis scissors case embroidery project. I am still working on the running stitches around the edges of the pattern. I have completed the three circles that will form the flap of the scissors … Continue reading

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Friday Finds — 10/20/17

Friday Finds is my weekly round-up of needlework, art, and book news from around the web. Here are this week’s links: Nordic Needle announced on Facebook that they are shutting down their bricks and mortar store. The online store will … Continue reading

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New Start — Boutis Scissors Case

My stitchy bug is still off buzzing around somewhere, but I have started a new project. I have started stitching a boutis scissors case from a kit. This is a class that is being taught at my embroidery guild. Boutis … Continue reading

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