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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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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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Pattern Bee.com …Vintage Embroidery Patterns (free patterns)

Pattern Bee.com has hundreds of vintage embroidery patterns.  There’s all kinds…kitchen, baby, clothing, redwork…you’ll find it.  I was excited to find that on the free pattern page is a teapot motif…love that.  There’s also a lovely pattern to make felt … Continue reading

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Dye Your Fabric With Rust… (tutorial)

Sophie over at Artstitches has a tutorial for dying fabrics with rust!  She says it works with all fabrics and paper.  And the results are so beautiful..  I will be trying this…Have a look…

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Make Your Own Knitting Needles! (tutorial)

Dawn’s Dream Designis a new find for me.  Her knitting designs…especially her Softly Scalloped Nightie and Hidden Heart Nightie … look so soft and lovely.  While she has patterns for sale, she also has free knitting patterns on her site.  But … Continue reading

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