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Don’t go breaking my Beaded Heart now

A beaded heart I made, part of a recent embroidery exhibition. A Beaded Heart The reason for this was a heart I sewed many years ago, when I wanted to do a whole series of stuffed embroidered hearts, but never got around to more than one – and that one I gave away (the pink […]

Always try New Things

Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right? Michelle Obama This weekend I took a workshop that was arranged by my local embroidery group. The teacher was called Lotta Frost, and she has made some beautiful things in paper with stitching. We learned some new-to-us ways […]

A look at our Embroidery Exhibition

Did you know I do embroidery too? I love free form embroidery a lot. And what I usually call mixed media embroidery, where there are some elements of painting involved as well as stitching on fabric. I’m in an embroidery group too, so even when I’m not stitching daily I get an infusion of stitching […]

Embroidered Polka Dots | Pencil Case

I want to share my love of polka dots with you guys. We’re starting with these pen cases I covered with embroidered polka dots. Isn’t polka dots the most inviting and lovely pattern that exists? I am always drawn to things covered in dots or circles, and I know I’m not alone. Polka dots are […]

Teaching a workshop at STITCHED 2015

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. General George Patton Today I am part of Alma Stoller’s Blog Hop for STITCHED 2015! Hi and Welcome to all new and old visitors, I hope you’ll stick around for a bit and leave me […]

STITCHED Video Workshop 2015

I am so happy to introduce you to an online class – where I am going to be one of the teachers! I’m part of Alma Stoller’s STITCHED 2015 – a yearlong class with lots of video workshops and inspiration! It will start March 1st and end March 1st next year (2016). It consists of […]

Dear Photo Diary | Slow Progress

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen. John Steinbeck Hello dear Friday, you are the photo day around here, it seems… A time to slow down a bit and look through the photo folders perhaps… This week I’ve actually been working […]