Category Archives: Embroidery

So many blessings!

 Spring has returned.  The Earth is like a child that knows poems.   ~Rainer Maria Rilke Everyday there is a new plant peeking out of the ground, others stretching to new heights, an explosion of colors all around me….oh, how I … Continue reading

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Online Classes

Sometimes I think about the impact of computers on our lives. Wow. Twenty-something years ago when working in corporate America, in a 75 story building, in the heart of a major city, our floor of maybe 50-60 people received "ONE" … Continue reading

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Postal Joy!

Anytime mail arrives with stamps like these…   …you are smitten and then grinnin' almost as if fun HERSELF had come knocking on your door. Seriously. That's how my world spins… I so enjoy little details like this… Not long ago, Linda … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

   (my mother taken in the 1940's)  Mother's Day is one of those days that can stir the emotions like no other day…At different times in my life, those emotions varied. During seven+ years of infertility, or following a miscarriage, the day stirred … Continue reading

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Clever and Kindness…

When I was young, I admired clever people.  Now that I am old, I admire kind people.  ~Abraham Joshua Heschel   But when clever and kindness become intertwined and it arrives in your mailbox…. blessed be the recipient…and in this … Continue reading

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More Freestyle Embroidery…

   Not sure how the idea popped into my head, or somedays if there's even much working up there in my head {please say you can relate} but I decided to cut one of my vintage feathered friends in two and carefully … Continue reading

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Freestyle Embroidery

A work in progress…. Still stitching away on my freestyle sampler from an online class I'm taking from this person. Still not too late to take the class! You can join at any time since it's a work at your … Continue reading

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