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A Fresh Round of Embroidery and Quilting Books

I saw a couple of embroidery and sewing books that seemed to have a fresh approach so bought three of them for my collection. 1) Modern Folk Embroidery: 30 Contemporary Projects for Folk Art Inspired Designs by Nancy Nicholson I … Continue reading

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Another Book

With a bit of money coming in February I wanted to get a book I had on my wish list. It wasn’t available in a used edition for less, so I bought a new paperback. Fear by Thich Nhat Hahn … Continue reading

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Little Turtle Pin Cushion

I have been wanting to make this for months and finally found an excuse when I was reviewing a pretty deck of cards with artwork of animals. It was designed by Kathy Shaw from Shawkl Designs and is a free … Continue reading

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Helen M. Stevens Embroidery Books

You would never know it, but I was a passionate quilter for 30 years before I became interested in doing more embroidery, principally because quilting now hurts my back and knees. I still quilt but not as passionately; I will … Continue reading

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My Final Kick at the Book Can

These are the last ones I’ll be able to buy for a long time due to having limited retirement funds. In an effort to cover all the bases of emotion and health I used a recommendation from another blogger to … Continue reading

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Choosing Colours for Embroidered Purse Flap

I am trying the Valdani perle and wanted to buy some Presencia Finca perle to try too but with shipping it was too much money for 3 balls. The shipping cost almost $17 (more than the $12 order), so it’s … Continue reading

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Handmade Coin Purses in Metal Frames

I’ve been working on these since June. I bought some frames, but you have to make your own pattern and I used some excellent tutorials from U-Handbag for that, and then browsed several other online tutorials for advice on sewing … Continue reading

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