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A Fond Farewell...

Wednesday January 16, 2013
The time has come for me to say goodbye to all of my wonderful stitching friends here on the About.com Embroidery blog.

While I have truly enjoyed being both Embroidery and former Needlepoint Guide and will miss you all, it's time for this ol' gal to make a change.

Thank you all for the opprtunity to share the love embroidery with you. I hope you will continue to enjoy the embroidery stitch diagrams, free patterns and other useful embroidery articles and information that has been posted to this site, as you learn more about embroidery and try new techniques.

Wishing you all the best!

New Idea for the New Year

Monday January 14, 2013

Check out this awesome (or do I dare say, novel...) idea that Dallas blogger Meredith featured on her One Sheepish Girl blog.

This talented knitter and crocheter is also an avid embroidery fan, and she's found a fun way to journal, doodle and try out different hand embroidery stitches all at the same time by creating an embroidery journal.

But this isn't your average journal. Instead of using embroidery fabric, Meredith has stitched her thoughts directly onto the pages of her paper journal.

I love this idea!

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Video - Tambour Artistry

Monday January 7, 2013

I found a video article (in French) today that makes me want to get out my tambour hook and hoop/frame and give it another try. My first attempts were less than encouraging, but this guy's artistry is inspirational and amazing!

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Fabrics for Embroidery

Friday January 4, 2013

This week my mailbox and email inbox has been besieged by catalogs for the annual January White Sales.

Not that I'm complaining, mind you. It's because one of my favorite things to stitch - sheets and pillowcases - are on sale and now's the time to stock up on this alternative form of embroidery fabric.

Looks like some new, customized bedding is on the horizon for my guest room...

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