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Fair Squares Round 28

On Friday I came home from work to discover that the postie had been. I received a beautiful set of squares from LindaB (no blog) for Fair Squares Round 28, which had a ‘Stitch Red for the Heart’ theme. Linda

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Stashing, Stitching & Framing

Hello Stitching Friends Winter must be good for stitching, as I have been spending a lot of time indoors stitching, blog hopping and stashing. I took advantage of the Aussie $$ value and splurged on some Moira Blackburn designs I’d

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Fair Square Exchanges

My exchange partner Jeanie C in Singapore and I have both received our exchange squares for Round 19 so I thought I’d share. Without any communication whatsoever between us, we both chose the same colour theme. How’s that! I just

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TTE2 Exchanges

I participated in a pincushion exchange with Tiny Treasures II and received a lovely pincushion from Andrea.  The fabric has been infused with red wine and the stitching was done in white thread. It’s gorgeous 🙂 Thank you so much,

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Fair Squares Update

FayeR was my partner for Round 18 and I stitched her a little redwork – pinkwork, to be more precise – I used DMC Variations 4120.      I also took the opportunity to finish to exchange pieces languishing in my

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How Quakeresque

2010 is clearly the year of the quaker design for me. I don’t choose them on purpose. It’s only when they’re stitched, washed & pressed and ready for a photo shoot that it dawns on me…  yet another quaker! Personally, I’m

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It’s True! (About the Threads)

During the week I received my order of threads from Anita’s Little Stitches to kit up my Lizzie Kate Green Flip-Its. The thread colours were so scrumptious, I couldn’t resist a start 😉 Anyway, a little while back someone in the

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Quaker in Royal Blue

Hot off the press is my latest finish and the first for 2010 that I get to keep 🙂  Of Female Arts –  The Primitive Needle Fabric: 32 count Vintage Belfast linen Thread: DMC Variations 4240 Note: pattern amended slightly

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Framing Experiences

Hi, Friends In November, I ordered a couple of frames over the internet.  As you know, taking stitched pieces to  a framer’s is an expensive business and I was looking for a cheaper alternative.  So, I found a couple of framers online that

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Fair & Square Finishing Frenzy

I’ve been in a finishing frenzy the last couple of days. On Friday I received my gorgeous squares from Renee K, which led me to take out all the other squares that are rolled up in the drawer. Well, wasn’t there an uproar!

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A certified cross stitch addict who is mad about samplers and loves working with hand-dyed fabric, variegated threads and embellishments. Stitching keeps me sane.

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2012 Stitching Plans

1. WIPs - finish 4:
- DT Sampler Game Board
- Workbasket's Trellis (done)
- DT Morning Glory
- LK ABC Lessons

2. New Stitching Projects
Plymouth Sampler - TSC (started)
Wonderful Village 1 - MaggiCo (done)
Wonderful Village 2 - MaggiCo (done)
Pear Orchard Farm - CHS (done)
Mermaid's Song - CHS
Dutch Strawberries - TGH
Birds in the Bower - TGH
Persian Proverb - MB
Peaceful Garden - MB
Sampler 1663 - PoC

Finished Fair Squares
2011 Stitching
2010 Stitching
2009 Stitching
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