Autumn Blessings

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In my neck of the woods we are having a longer summer than expected and while I am usually a fan of the heat, I am ready for fall. The cooler temps and rain need to head my way. Of … Read More...

Hot Iron Transfer

ppc_hotIronTransfer_1920x1080_001-500x281Working with iron on transfers requires a bit of skill. You don’t want your iron too hot or you will burn the fabric, too cold and your pattern won’t transfer. Thank goodness for Professor Pincushion and their easy to follow video … Read More...

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...

Tutorial: Felt Scissors Pouch

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Are you like me, always losing your scissors only to find the sharp end with your finger at the bottom of your bag? Well, it is time to stop stabbing those little piddies and make yourself this very simple yet … Read More...

Freebie: National Dog Day

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Happy National Dog Day! Today is a day to celebrate our pups and give them extra hugs and kisses…and baths. Are you dogs like mine? When I give them a bath you would think that I was torturing them. How … 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...

Freebie: Learn Your Stitches

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I was organizing my vintage patterns (I have a TON of them) and came across this test pattern.  I think it is an adorable little tutorial. You can learn the stitches, practice your lettering and make a sampler with just a few simple … 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...

Tutorial: Coral Stitch

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Did you know there is a coral stitch? I had no idea! I am so glad that I stumbled upon Wild Olive‘s tutorial for Coral Stitch.  It is definitely going into my heavy rotation. I love the look of it … 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...

Free Pattern: Kittyware

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I am a huge collector of vintage embroidery patterns. I just love them. They are fun, kitschy and say a lot about the every day history of our culture. I am a true believer that every day items tell us … Read More...

Freebie: Butterfly Wrist Cuff

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We are lucky enough to have butterflies visiting our backyard. They are so beautiful just fluttering around from flower to flower. This free Butterfly Wrist Cuff from Aimee Ray is perfect reminder of summer and our little butterfly friends.  While … Read More...