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WIP Weds: All Shall Be Well, Part 1,000

Backstitching is happening here on the “All Shall Be Well” cross-stitch quotation. Once upon a time, I didn’t like to do backstitching. I thought it was tedious and boring. But, it makes such a difference in a project. Here is … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: All Shall Be Well Progress

Time to show my progress on the “All Shall Be Well” cross-stitch project. I am dedicating my stitching time to this now, so I can complete it sometime this lifetime. Here is my overdue WIP Wednesday update. This is what “All … Continue reading

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Free Vintage Needlework Patterns Online

Thanks to university libraries and dedicated individuals in the United States and around the world, it is possible to find hundreds of free, out-of-copyright needlework and embroidery books and patterns online. If you are interested in embroidery history or vintage … Continue reading

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Securing Your Pattern While Stitching

What do you do with your cross-stitch or needlework pattern while stitching? How to you secure it or keep it close so you can refer to it when needed? Someone asked this on a cross-stitch forum recently, and I had … Continue reading

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Friday Finds — 02/17/17

Friday Finds is my weekly round-up of needlework, textile, books and art links from my wanderings around the web. This Week’s Links: Do you want to frame your own cross-stitch pieces but aren’t sure how to do it? Here’s a … Continue reading

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Winter Cross-Stitch Color Palette

This is the first in what I hope will be an occasional series of posts of color palettes to inspire cross-stitch, embroidery, and other needlework projects. There will be two parts to this. Today I am featuring the first color … Continue reading

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Findings–11/26/16

Hope my U.S. readers had a lovely Thanksgiving. I took a little break, but I’m back. I haven’t done much sewing, but I’ve been reading books like crazy. But, I plan to have some stitchy progress to show soon. Findings is … Continue reading

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Vintage Needlecraft Magazine

A couple of weeks ago my mom gave me two vintage issues of Needlecraft Magazine dated July 1925 and September 1926. She found them in an antique shop in Michigan.     The magazine covers a wide variety of topics. … Continue reading

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Findings–09/23/16

Autumn is officially begun in the northern hemisphere. Happy Fall, y’all! Findings is my weekly round-up of needlework, textile, books and art links from my wanderings around the web. Here are this week’s links: Mary Ann at Just Stitching completed … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: Stumpwork Embroidery Update

This is becoming the project that will never end. I am beginning to resent it. I am tempted to put it away for a while, but I also want to finish it…We shall see if I make any progress over … Continue reading

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