Monthly Archives: September 2013

Passing It On

Have you ever stitched something with the intent of it becoming an heirloom? I have to confess that I never have! Most of the projects I choose are what strikes me at the time, and never with the thought “my … Continue reading

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Zen Stitching – Cross stitching over 2

As I progressed as a stitcher, I became aware that there was this technique called “stitching over 2″. I knew absolutely nothing about it, but I wanted to do a project I saw in a magazine that was “over 2″, … Continue reading

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Who Gets Mama’s Stuff?

Way back before I became a designer, I took a year to cross stitch an afghan. That was the only project I worked on all year. (I’m one of those weird, one-project-at-a-time stitchers.) My children both loved it, and started … Continue reading

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‘Tis Better To Give…

Early on, as I began stitching, I thought stitching gifts would be a wonderful idea. It was the perfect hand-made touch. I didn’t have much money, but I did have time; cotton floss wasn’t that expensive, and I could pick … Continue reading

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The Zen of Stitching

Today I’m starting a series of posts about the logic, or the zen of stitching. Why does a stitch need to be made a particular way? Does the order of the strokes of a stitch matter? When I teach in … Continue reading

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