Category Archives: Stitching

Vintage Finds: Butterfly Needlework Kits

Lately our local thrift store has had a nice variety of vintage needlework kits.   During our last gaming session I started a pair of surface embroidery butterflies vintage 1983.  At yesterday’s session the second was finished and I started … Continue reading

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Queen Stitched Acorns

When you are up two hours early I snuck out of bed this morning.  I snuck back in too. The pattern, floss and linen for this were part of a lot I picked up at my last EGA chapter auction.  … Continue reading

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Vintage Finds: Butterflies

One of my recent trips to the thriftstore turned up a pair of lovely vintage butterfly button embroidery kits.  Someday they would be a perfect learning project for the kids-until I needed a project for my last gaming session and … Continue reading

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Eventual and Obvious Things

This is the final bunch of grapes on the inner border of my grapevine table cloth.  You can read more about that in earlier posts here and here.  It feels like I’ve finally made progress.  Perhaps this is the really … Continue reading

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Isabella

I’d forgotten how relaxing and meditative pulled/drawn thread embroidery can be.  It takes a few stitches to get the new row down, but then it’s quick and easy.  I’ve missed this.  The apparent wavy quality of the stitching row is … Continue reading

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Bluebird Finish

This was a very enjoyable project.  I feel it turned out so well because the design was so well laid out and the instructions were so thorough along with extra photos in case I was feeling confused.

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Bluebird Morning

My kids slept in. Then they got up and played nicely for two hours in their room. Then came breakfast. This was a first ever. It was so peaceful apart from the loud thumping and occasional scream. Bluebird in Silk … Continue reading

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