Saying Goodbye to Hancock Fabrics

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When they announced stores were closing on April 1st I hoped that it was an awful April Fool's Day joke, but it wasn't. They started liquidating everything. They were the nicest fabric store in my area (and within walking distance of my home) … [Continue reading]

Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly All Issues Available on CD

While Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly has ceased new publication, the entire collection is available on CDs so you can enjoy it for a long time to come. There are some really great patterns available in this huge collection. I'm sad to see … [Continue reading]

Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop: Thrift Store Treasures

stitching bloggers blog hop for june 2016 thrift store finds and stories

For this month's blog hop we're discussing thrift store finds, treasures, and oddities. No matter what you walk into a thrift store looking for, chances are you'll find something crafty, creative, and repurposable. You might find supplies from a … [Continue reading]

Butterfly Stitched by Lisa H.

stitched by Lisa H.

I love what Lisa did with the words here, great finish! Go find your wings and stitch something fun today :) If you've stitched one of my patterns, I'd love to see your finish and include it in the gallery here as well. Drop me a note. … [Continue reading]

Almost There on My Token of Love

progress on My Token of Love (Rosewood Manor design)

This has been my morning break stitching piece for the past two weeks and I realized I hadn't shared an update on it in quite awhile. thread is DMC variegated thread (#115 garnet) Making slow but good progress on it and the motifs are … [Continue reading]

Framed and Gifted Lace Heart Wedding Sampler

framed and gifted lace heart

So I'm a horrible friend in general. I forget things, a lot, frequently, and all the time. If you look closely you'll see the date on the piece is April of 2010. My husband became very ill that month and we missed the wedding. With so many things … [Continue reading]

Stitches and Steps – Staying Active with a Sitting Hobby

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While I often talk about the therapeutic benefits of our hobby, doing any kind of stitching or needlework or sewing means we spend a lot of time sitting. And if you're like me and have a job that also has you doing a lot of sitting, you might be … [Continue reading]

Card Suit Sampler Blackwork and Cross Stitch Pattern Set

card suit sampler blackwork pattern and cross stitch pattern

Available on Craftsy and Etsy … [Continue reading]

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