Monthly Archives: April 2016

Meadow Medley WIP

While my heart leads me to stamped vintage linens and a me-made wardrobe, growth is also important.  Enter the EGA (Embroiders’ Guild of America) and a group correspondence course.  My collection of spring/summer embroideries is almost non-existent.  The Meadow Medley surface … Continue reading

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Leaf Potholders WIP

  Last fall I threw out a potholder from the 80’s that was so dirty it had mold growing on it.  The rest of the potholders at camp weren’t that bad, but they have been collecting dirt (possibly without being … Continue reading

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Extroverted Flora

Here I am seemingly amused by my toes.  I wish they were always that amusing. It might seem like Flora is shy, as she’s been around for a couple of months and is only now making an appearance on the blog, but she’s really … Continue reading

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Grapevine Tablecloth

Grapevine Tablecloth with ipad for size comparison This table cloth is if not the largest, this is at least the second largest of my vintage linens.  If I stitched a leaf/grape bunch/vine segment a day this would take me 58 … Continue reading

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SSW Success: Pockets Galore

This deluxe version of the Noodlehead 241 Tote has all of the pockets.  Being the major pocket fan that I am this was a huge selling point for me.  The pattern comes with 2 optional zip pockets, 2 optional side … Continue reading

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Technique Neophyte: Dueling Coasters

The joys (or hand cramps) of being new again.  In the last week I’ve had a lessons in two new techniques.  The first was in Tunisian crochet.  The basic stitch is easy, but requires concentration, which leads to tension and very … Continue reading

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Vintage Reproduction: SSW Failure

I made something beautiful.  Finished it this morning in fact.  It’s a gathering apron made from a reproduction of a vintage pattern.  The pattern instructions turned out to be rather spotty in many places listing the wrong number of eyelets, not … Continue reading

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