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9 Free Winter Cross-Stitch Patterns You Can Download and Stitch Right Now

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…so stay inside and stitch! I love browsing stitching patterns whether I’m browsing online needlework sites, Etsy, cross-stitch magazines, or I make it to a local needlework shop. And, we are so lucky that many … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: A Recap of Works in Progress

For the first WIP Wednesday of the new year I thought it might be a good idea to review my stitching projects in progress and remind myself where I am at. I have updates on three WIPs right now. First … 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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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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WIP Weds: Prairie Schooler Stitching

I needed a break from big stitching projects, so I went through my stash of cross-stitch charts and pulled out the “Evergreen” pattern by The Prairie Schooler. I am stitching the motifs as separate ornaments rather than as one big … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: Pinch Purse Completed

Hold on because this is going to be an image-heavy post. I finished my pinch purse this week. After I finished stitching the little ribbon embroidery motifs, I had to cut out the fabric pieces. Then I had to cover … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: All Shall Be Well (Soooo close!)

These are the days I curse my day job for taking away so much potential stitching time. I am very close to completing the All Shall Be Well cross-stitch piece, but I have not quite finished. Over this past weekend … Continue reading

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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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