Winter Crafts

November into December has me rushing to finish up holiday gifts. in the past week i managed to finish two blackwork pillows that i spent the summer stitching. The blackwork patterns for both pillows were acquired from The Steady Thread design site. The first pillow shown was created as part of a year long stitchContinue reading “Winter Crafts”

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Noel, noel

Just finished my first holiday pillow of the season. The combination cross stitch and blackwork portion of the pillow is a free Elizabeth Almond pattern I found online. This pillow top was so much fun to do that I think I may do another one before the holiday season is over.

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Shooting Star Pillow

Today I finished the second holiday break project. The Shooting Star blackwork piece I finished about a month ago was made into a pillow with a red velvet three inch border on the front and black velvet backing. Initially red satin cording was added to the edges, but unfortunately, I am not weary good at working cordingContinue reading “Shooting Star Pillow”

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Sunny Days

The past couple of weeks have been just wonderful. It has been sunny and warm almost every day and evening rains have taken care of the garden watering. For the past week we have been able to pick blueberries, sour cherries, raspberries, asparagus and kale daily, so needless to say we had wonderful salads and smoothiesContinue reading “Sunny Days”

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Bargello pillows

This past week we received our first true spring weather. The warm temperatures melted most of the snow and allowed us to do a large amount of yard cleanup and bed preparation. This week April showers will be coming down for the better part of the week. The showers are washing away the balance ofContinue reading “Bargello pillows”

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