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Rag Quilted Mug Rugs and Coasters

If you have a sewing machine that does embroidery or if you have some small embroidery designs that you would like to do by hand, here  are instructions for turning your design into a rag quilted mug rug or coaster.  You … Continue reading

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Country By Design Christmas

Two years ago I started making Christmas presents for all my grandchildren.  It gets more challenging each year!  I do like the way I was able to use a vintage jeans pocket in this design. I also like to take … Continue reading

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Pillows with ruffles and embroidery

I have been trying to make birthday and Christmas presents for all 13 of my grandchildren for the past year or so.  So last week it was working on ruffled pillows for two of my granddaughters, a 14 year old … Continue reading

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Country By Design projects

  I’ve started working on two or three projects at a time in an effort to keep things interesting!  Yesterday, I machine quilted this wall hanging.  All of the squares are from Me and My Sisters from Moda.  I love … Continue reading

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My new books

I no longer have any excuses for not having something to do!  My two new books from Amazon should keep my busy for many years. Mary Thomas published this Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches back in 1934.  That was a few … Continue reading

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Hand Embroidery

I received a message from someone at Hand & Lock, an embroidery firm in England.  Their website is most interesting.  I had no idea that an entire firm would be devoted to embroidery! They recommended this book as the best … Continue reading

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How to: Getting started with hand embroidery

I’m thinking about doing some hand embroidery on some of my linen items.  I even found some embroidery thread.  I was going to buy some at Wal-Mart on Saturday, but they didn’t have any.  Guess there aren’t many people doing … Continue reading

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