Monthly Archives: February 2007

Split Rail Fence Quilt Update 2

Since the beginning of the Personal Library of Stitches class, my poor baby has been a bit ignored.  I have finished one side of the flowers on the longest row, so I feel like I am half done with that … Continue reading

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The Victoria Sampler Website (free patterns)

As I am involved right now with Sharon Boggon’s on-line Personal Library of Stitches class from Joggles.com, I was looking for some ideas on embroidery alphabets and came across The Victoria Sampler .  Their free patterns are lovely and there … Continue reading

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Project Gracious Parcels

~firefly of I live on a farm initiated a project last fall called Project Gracious Parcels.  If you are looking to bust your stash this would be a wonderful way to do it.  7″ knitted squares are done, mailed to her and she  joins … Continue reading

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Russian Yarn Joining…no more loose ends! (tutorial)

I recently took up naalbinding… With a sliver of oak and a file, I made my first naalbinding needle and off I went into this ancient craft.  Well…. in 900 AD they didn’t have acrylics.  While the relic pieces that … Continue reading

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Bed-warmer (tutorial)

I’ve often wondered why the idea of bed-warmers seems to have gotten lost in the warp of time.  Being one of those frozen feet persons who takes until about 3 in the morning for her feet to warm up, I fell … Continue reading

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Offe’s Cross Stitch (free cross stitch patterns)

Several years ago I received a Christmas card in the mail that had the most wonderful thought printed on it.  I kept it and one day decided I wanted to cross stitch it.  So I did.  When I decided to … Continue reading

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Victoriana Quilters

What a resource for quilters!  Victoriana Quilters is a membership site, but it also has many wonderful free quilting resources.  As I am into my first quilt, I found the Quilting Designs very helpful as I am deciding how I want to … Continue reading

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Wormspit.com — Saganishiki and Beaded Knitting Markers

A while back I did a post on Michael Cook and his HGTV segment about the ancient craft of tablet (card) weaving.  On his website, Wormspit.com, he shows that card weaving is only one of his accomplishments.  Saganishiki is the Japanese … Continue reading

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Truing Up Quilt Blocks That Are Too Small (tutorial)

edit….. I’m sorry, but Daily Stitches is no longer online.    I have found another great blog.  Daily Stitches is a new quilting, stitching, knitting…the needle arts… blog by Joanne W.  And such talent!  This is one of my favorites … Continue reading

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Apple Art…Art Dolls

If you love dolls or just need some inspiration, this is it.  Linda Apple at Apple Arts has created some awesome little lovelies… elves, goblins, sprites… and they live in the village of Appleshire.  They all have hand made clothes, aprons, … Continue reading

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