Inspiration: Chestnut Junction Primitive

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Our backyard is bustling with squirrels, crows and scrubjays collecting nuts and other food for the fall and winter. Can I just tell you that this is driving my dogs crazy! No squirrels ever get caught, and there are times … Read More...

Inspiration: National Trail Mix Day

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Are you enjoying the last days of summer vacation? Hopefully you are getting lots of rest.  While tomorrow is Labor Day, today is National Trail Mix Day. I know, I had no clue that there was a day to celebrate … Read More...

Inspiration: The Simpsons

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Currently every Simpsons episode ever is being aired. 12 days of Simpson! I have been binge watching all 552 episodes and my DVR is getting close to being full. To honor The Simpsons, above are some of my favorite stitchy … Read More...

Inspiration: Bad Poetry Day

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Did you know that August 18th was bad poetry day? I’m a little scared that we have an entire day dedicated to bad poems.  I guess we all have a few bad poems in us. Remember the first one you … Read More...

It’s a Poodle Party

623 EDITAin’t no party like a poodle party! Hey! Lisa from Lisa’s Tea Time created this adorable Poodle Party Hoopla using French knots, Turkey stitch, and felting.  I don’t know which has me more blown away, the French knots or the … Read More...

Inspiration: Maria Tenorio

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I have such a deep love for Nesting Dolls.  When I was a little girl, I just loved playing with them and secretly wanted to have the brightly colored dresses they were wearing.  As an adult, once again, I … Read More...

Inspiration: Happy Meal

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I am the world’s worst when it comes to eating at the dinner table. I usually just plop down in the living room and zone out. I think if I had these adorable  placemats,  I would be sitting at Read More...

Inspiration: Linda Behar

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When I first encountered Linda Behar’s work I didn’t think anything of it. I thought it was just a really great photograph of a salt marsh…and then, I looked a little closer…it wasn’t a photograph, it was STICHED! The water, Read More...

A Common Thread

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I really do think that all people who do needlework share a common thread. Whether we design our own art, or follow a pattern, love modern images or vintage classics, we are connected by the love to create.  Susan atRead More...

Bluestem and Sage

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I will admit that I have a love/hate relationship with French knots or anything that resembles them. They are such a hassle but they look so pretty. Case in point, Monika Kinner-Wheln’s stunning Bluesteam and Sage  fiber art piece.  Looking … Read More...