Year of Stitch: March Update

Year of Stitch sampler #2 is all done! I did struggle with these stitches more than the first sampler. That’s good, though. It means I’m learning new things! Rather than deal with the stress I endured putting a back on the first sampler, I decided to try something new. I left the piece in the […]

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Year of Stitch: February Update

I’d say I’m still trucking along on this challenge, but that would be an understatement. I want to embroider everything now. I’m shirking my other deadline projects for these… But at least I’m happy! Look at how this turned out!! I will say, the finishing was a bit of an odyssey. I’ll start at the […]

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Year of Stitch: January Update

This year-long embroidery challenge is going so much better than I anticipated! Like, I knew it was going to be a good time. I just can’t believe how much I’ve learned, and we haven’t even finished our first sampler. Here’s my progress so far. I have to say, it makes me feel super fancy that […]

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Hello, 2022!

Took a bit longer of a break than expected, but I think it will be well worth it! Got some great ideas and goals for this new year. But first, let’s start with the old. I won’t prattle on again about how the year made me feel, but I am going to cover what I […]

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A Stitch in Time

Remember the “wedding-themed” shiny object project I had in the last WIP Challenge update? I’m happy to share that is was an embroidery for two of my dear friends who just got engaged!! Let me tell you about Ben and Kristen. I met Ben when I started swing dancing in 2019. He is fun, boisterous, […]

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Spooky Stitching

Halloween is upon us, dear friends! It’s one of my favorite holidays, so I’m pretty bummed the season has been so impacted by COVID (as is everything). However, one Halloween-loving bubble friend and I decided that even if we were just sitting on a couch, we were still dressing up this year. We had to […]

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In (Embroidery) Stitches

Last weekend, I invested in another virtual class. Shannon Downey, the funny craftivist behind Badass Cross Stitch, is offering zoom embroidery lessons while she roams the country in her RV during a pandemic. I feel like “badass” is an understatement. While I have some embroidery experience, I eagerly signed up for her class. I was […]

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Swig and Stitch

You know those places you can go to paint and drink wine with your friends? Have you ever wished they offered something like that with fiber arts? Well the National WWI Museum offered such an event last night! This free event was offered in conjunction with their Color of Memory exhibit (go if you’re able!), […]

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