Category Archives: Needlework

Needle Tatting… Free Video Tutorial

Several years ago my oldest son grew quite excited by the art of needle tatting, came to our house and brought a needle and some thread… and the rest is history.. lol  I ran out and bought some thread and … Continue reading

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Ipad Cover.. a little quilting pleasure…

I’ve had my Ipad for a couple of years now, but seldom take it anywhere with me since I’m always afraid I will scratch it when I put it in my purse…  Good intentions .. gonna make me a cover..  … Continue reading

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It’s New Year’s Eve…

It’s New Year’s Eve… It almost makes me sad that another year has flown by as if it were rushing to catch a train.  I remember sitting in Sunday School Class in the 7th grade and someone was talking about … Continue reading

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Over-the-arm-of-the-chair Sewing Organizer

No, I haven’t given up on the table runner.. 🙂 .. still doing some hand quilting on it.   But…  this is a gift that I was going to send for Christmas that just didn’t make the cut of things … Continue reading

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Quilting a Table Runner.. I think…

There were some fabric squares and jelly rolls on sale… over Christmas… need I go on.. 🙂  I have enough of them to make a king size quilt, but I’m not sure that is what I want to do.  So.. … Continue reading

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DFW Yarn Crawl, y’all… It’s Almost Here!

This will be the 3rd year for the DFW Yarn Crawl, y’all.  Interest and participation is growing each year and this year presents as a great opportunity to get out and find new yarn and fiber merchants and meet and … Continue reading

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Free Chamois Thimble Tutorial

I truly enjoy sharing things that I have learned over the years, but due to large companies filching some of my patterns recently I must say here… You may use this pattern free of charge as many times as you … Continue reading

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Finally.. My Body Double (I hope) !

A few days ago I finally got up the courage to measure myself and see if I could find a sewing mannikin that I could adjust to my size.  I hope I found it because I ordered it!  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Thimble… again and Split Rail Quilt Wins

I’m in the process of making the quilt for our bed… but in the evening I’m doing a little hand quilting on a small one that I started ages back.  Hand quilting without a thimble is a bit disconcerting to … Continue reading

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Ingram Arts Show, Tupelo, OK

I have an aunt and uncle (twins) who turned 80 years old this year.  My aunt has wanted to have an art show in honor of my grandparents for years.   There is a lot of talent in the family and … Continue reading

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