Category Archives: Embroidery

Badges, baby!

This may explain more of my psychology than I should share, but I love badges. Love them! I’m a total sucker for badge programs, which explains why I joined Mary Jane’s Farm girl Sisterhood and her plethora of badges for the things … Continue reading

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January in Progress

Oh January, where have you gone? This is normally my month to get it together.  Kids are back in school, my husband’s job gets busy (so he’s home later), and I start hammering at the projects. But so far, I’m … Continue reading

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A Couple Scrap Quilts

I recently finished up the binding on a couple quilts almost entirely scrappy in nature. The first is a log cabin using widths of cut up jeans and khakis – all worn at one time to my family.  The red in … Continue reading

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The BFF Ornament

My 9-year-old came home last week and announced that her best friend declared they would be secret Santas…with each other.  “I know, I know, we’re not supposed to know who our secret Santa is, but Miranda said we’ll just skip … Continue reading

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French Knots

A year ago today I returned home from a nearly perfect trip to France. I took along an embroidery project thinking I’d have time to put in a half an hour here and there. Ha! I didn’t do a crafty thing … Continue reading

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Stitch and Bitch Craft Exchange

I regularly meet with three other knitters for some needed stitching time and typically more needed bitching time.  Politics, school board, in-laws, parenting: it’s a good time. Yesterday we met for our annual gift exchange, which was supposed to be … Continue reading

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Embroidery Sampler

I’ve been wanting to make an embroider sampler for a few months, but I’m just not in love with traditional samplers with the alphabet and some borders.  I have been LOVING Rebecca Ringquist’s samplers  for a    l o n g    … Continue reading

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