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Felt Halloween Ornaments

Felt Halloween Ornaments

I just finished up a “Halloween Ornament” swap. I made two felt ornaments for the swap, one a little pumpkin, and one a black cat. I sketched out my designs first, then transferred them to felt and got sewing. I particularly like the devilish smile on the cat. I am not that into Halloween (never … Continue reading

A Day at the River and a Redwork Bird

A Day at the River and a Redwork Bird

We have been trying to carve out as much family time as possible in these last rapidly fleeting days of summer. We took a trip recently to one of my favorite places, the Sacandaga River. When I was a kid, my parents would take me and my siblings camping here. It is such a beautiful … Continue reading

Be a Hexie Queen! Blog Hop

Be a Hexie Queen! Blog Hop

It’s the “Be a Hexie Queen” Blog Hop! Big thanks to Madame Samm and Debby for organizing the hop! Like lots of others, I am totally on the hexie bandwagon. I think they are just so wonderfully stylish and fun, plus I find hand sewing hexies to be very relaxing, almost prayerfully meditative. I have needed a lot … Continue reading

Art Show!

Art Show!

The art show I was supposed to have for the month of July was thankfully able to be postponed until August because of the giant disruption of the tree falling on my house. I hung the show August 1st and it will be up until the last day of the month at the Bethlehem Public Library. … Continue reading

Aaah, the weekend

Aaah, the weekend

It’s the weekend! That means Saturday morning farmer’s market, an afternoon picnic, general lounging (boys and kitties alike), and some little embroideries I am working on. I hope you are having a good weekend, too. Once the weekend is over, I am introducing a new series for my blog. I am kind-of excited about it! … Continue reading

Summer Mug Rug

Summer Mug Rug

I recently did a summer themed mug rug swap. My recipient said she liked blue and green, so I went with those colors for my mug rug. I used organic cottons and did some hand embroidering and hand quilting. Here is one side: And here is the other: I think flowers and lady bugs scream … Continue reading

Happy 4th! (and a redwork project)

Happy 4th! (and a redwork project)

Happy 4th of July to all fellow Americans! Hope you have a nice holiday. (Plus happy birthday to my younger sister! Rock it today and all year, sis.) And this embroidery fits two of the three colors of the day: It is for my second redwork swap, this time with an animal theme. This vintage … Continue reading

Crafting Connections: Constellations

Crafting Connections: Constellations

I wanted to remind you to enter my giveaway for two great prizes from Crafting Connections (see here to read more and enter), plus I want to entice you sewing artists to enter, too. Thanks to a fabulous project in the summer issue of Crafting Connections, I made these three embroideries: Hercules Pegasus (except I … Continue reading

Stamp On It Blog Hop! & Giveaway

Stamp On It Blog Hop! & Giveaway

**Giveaway closed! The winner is  Thank you for entering, Becky! I just sent you an email asking for your mailing address. Thank you to everyone else for all the great comments and feedback on my stamp mini quilt and appliques!** I’m so excited to be hopping along on the “Stamp On It” Blog Hop today! … Continue reading

Lightning Bug Embroidery

Lightning Bug Embroidery

Here’s one of my previously scheduled posts for you, of a project I finished last week: I am participating in a summer themed embroidery swap. To me, lightning bugs say summer like nothing else. I have many fond childhood memories of chasing after twinkling fireflies in the summer twilight. I found this pattern that I … Continue reading