The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King

eyes of the dragon illustrations

It's hard to choose a favorite book. I love to read and I love stories. But if I were forced to choose just one book to have and to hold forever and ever, I would choose this one. In case you didn't know; This is NOT a Horror Novel When most … [Continue reading]

Butterfly Gifts Stitched by Jan

butterflies stitched by jan

Jan shared this photo of her finished butterflies in the Stitching the Night Away Facebook group recently. She stitched them up as gifts for a weekend family gathering and everyone got to pick one to take home with them! How awesome is that? … [Continue reading]

Making a Pocket Pillow from an Old Shirt

how to make a pocket pillow from an old button shirt

I had the sewing machine out on the dining room table to make some repairs to a few old shirts. One of them wasn't going to survive so I set it off to the side thinking I'd use the fabric when I needed to adjust tension or run a test stitch. Then I … [Continue reading]

Stitcher’s Sunday Social Link Party

Stitchers Sunday Social - a link party hosted by Stitching the Night Away

This is a little different than our usual blog hop. It's the weekend, we're just hanging out and being social. Share your latest blog post (or your favorite blog post, or any blog post) in the widget below. … [Continue reading]

Saying Goodbye to Hancock Fabrics

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.

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]

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]

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