Category Archives: Stitching

Tools of the Trade

Sewing, Quilting, Crocheting, Knitting, Spinning, Embroidery. “The world is made of string.” This is what my husband says almost every time some esoteric fiber art or textile fact is dropped upon him. That string world doesn’t make itself though and … Continue reading

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First Resident of the Apiary

  What is it about bees that makes them so enchanting?  While bugs, insects and arachnids can be interesting specimens, by and large I prefer they keep their place and maintain their distance.  Except for bees.  Bumblee bees seem to … Continue reading

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WIP: The Proper Stitch Sampler

While many a Me Made May has seen me sewing or traveling, this year is different.  I feel like a home bug.  With weather that is more autumnal than vernal the gardens and yard have suffered with projects half finished … Continue reading

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Embroidery Stand Recommendations, Anyone?

What is your favorite set up for stitching? Scroll frames, such as this one that I’m using to begin my Perfect Stitch Sampler and hoops, such as you’ve seen my tablecloths in are often my go to. My scroll frame … Continue reading

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Washing Embroidery

The most intimidating part of embroidery is having to wash it. I’m always afraid it will be ruined somehow after all of the effort of stitching. This often leads to ‘forgetting’ this step. A terrible habit to have and one … Continue reading

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Art Deco Roses

Art Deco roses (or maybe I’m mistaken) trace the exterior of the 60″ x 80″ (1.5m x 2m) rectangular tablecloth. When it was gifted to me it came with a small pile of light and medium blue skeins of floss. … Continue reading

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Enchantress Update

This fair lady of the woods is making her yearly appearance on the blog today.  A little cheating ahead has uncovered the top left corner.  Doesn’t seem like she’s coming along (here she is October 2017) until I remember that … Continue reading

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