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It must have seemed like forever since I dropped out of sight and stopped posting on my blog. Well, it’s not your imagination; it has felt like forever – for me too. Many of you know (and for those who don’t), I spent the last 66 days tethered to an IV pole and a hospital […]

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Are You the Studioe Peppered Cottons Winner?

Hey everybody! As promised, today is the day that I dig into my giant bowl of entry tickets to pull the name of the winner of the 20 Peppered Cottons from Studioe to celebrate the 85th Anniversary of Jaftex and the end of the blog hop  (I want to do another blog hop, so invite […]

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Make an Autumnal Terrarium! Decoupage a Pumpkin! Sew a Trick or Treat Bag! DIY Lace Pillowcases! Sew a Heatable Owl Softie! Piece a Bravo Indigo Quilt! Cross Stitch a Spooky Bat! Create a Fall Air Freshener! Foundation Piece a Patchwork Pillow! Piece an Easy Table Runner! Create Burlap Thanksgiving Placemats Force Spring Bulbs! How to Bleach Pinecones! Try a Strawberry Appliqué! Crochet a Lover’s Knot Scarf! Learn to Watercolor a Fall Tree! Upcycle a Thread Holder! How to Get More Bang for your Pumpkin Buck! Knit Holiday Stocking Ornaments! PLUS . . . Recipes, Videos, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

ARTspiration Artists or art that turns me on and feeds my muse! Like it or dislike it, what about this art inspires your own art or creativity?  This Oil on Ampersand Gessoboard painting is by artist, Kathleen Willford, called THREE APPLES. YOKE DU YOUR A man walked into work on Monday with two black eyes. […]

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The Slow Stitching Movement Getaway: Autumn 2015

  The first Slow Stitching Movement Getaway was held at the Lambertville Inn in Lambertville, New Jersey in April.  It was a transformative experience for many of those who attended as well as a relaxing, reflective, and educational 4 days. There were 30 attendees and the Slow Stitching Movement Getaway sold out in a matter […]

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Piece a Modern Pincushion! Thread Paint Portraits! Sew a Color Block Candy Corn Pillow! Make Patchwork Slippers! Create Autumn Door Decor! How to Decorate Your Outside for Fall! Paper Piece a Woodpecker Forrest! Make Some Fabric Pumpkins! Cross Stitch a Quaker Sampler! Craft Candy Corn Decor! Make a Mail Organizer! Mark’s New Classes! Knit a Bias Scarf! Preserve Autumn Leaves! Organize Grocery Bags! Piece a Classic Blue & White Quilt Pattern! Get Your Magazines in Order! Create Fall Mini-Stackers! Sew Christmas Tree Design Ornaments! PLUS . . . Recipes, Videos, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

ARTspiration Artists or art that turns me on and feeds my muse! Like it or dislike it, what about this art inspires your own art or creativity?  ASGER JORN L’AVANT-GARDE SE REND PAS, 1962 YOKE DU YOUR “Sugar why don’t you sit down by the table and we’ll start supper.” Said Dorothy to her Husband […]

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BLOG HOP DAY 5: Happy 85th Anniversary, Jaftex!

Co-sponosored by: Aurifil Threads, Schmetz Needles, and Janome A Blog Hop? No, she better didn’t!  H to the Oh Hell No! I’ve never been a part of a Blog Hop (neither a follower or a contributor) but once asked by designer/author/teacher/friend Linda Lum DeBono, one loses one’s choice in the matter, doesn’t one? Here’s how all this shakes down: I get […]

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Craft an Autumn Wreath! Sew a Simple Grab Bag! Embroider a Pretty Tote! Sew a Skinny Sewing Machine Pincushion! Crochet a Hello Kitty Hat! Scrap Bust a Hexie Hot Pad! Tips from the Kitchen to the Garden! Rehab Your T-Shirts for Fall! Print African Motifs! Piece a 5-Minute No-Slip Dishtowel! Sculpt a Harvest Pumpkin! Knit a Multi-Colored Blanket! Piece a Modern Take Flight Quilt! Whip Up a Quick Hankie Holder! Craft a Sweet Felt Sewing Caddy! Bind Your Own Book! DIY No-Sew Ruffled Christmas Tree Skirt! Organize Your Fridge! PLUS . . . Recipes, Videos, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

ARTspiration Artists or art that turns me on and feeds my muse! Like it or dislike it, what about this art inspires your own art or creativity? This is called, French Lace and is a painting by Deborah Elmquist. I’m in awe. YOKE DU YOUR A blonde guy gets home early from work and hears […]

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Weave a Bookhou Trivet! Quilt a Quick Table Runner! SIGN UP for The Slow Stitching Movement Autumn Getaway! Make a Moleskine iPad Case! Sew a Hush-A-Bye Tote Bag for Your Crafts! Button Your Thumbtacks! DIY Hideaway Book Safe! Sew a Non-Slip Machine Foot Pedal Pad! Piece a Forest Floor Quilt! Organize Your Medicine Cabinet! Sew a Tic Tac Toe Board! Embroider a Kitty Bread Cloth! Bead Your Smart Phone Case! Pom Pom your Dish Towels! Make a Quilt Covered Sketchbook! Build a Thread Holder! Mark’s On-Line Simple Border Classes! Make Your Own Fabreeze! Grow an Autumn Garden! How to Crochet a Pom Pom Boarder! PLUS . . . Recipes, Videos, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

ARTspiration Artists or art that turns me on and feeds my muse! Like it or dislike it, what about this art inspires your own art or creativity? Purple Barn, by Kentucky artist, Marianna McDonald. http://artistdirectory.ky.gov/Pages/KentuckyCraftedArtistPage.aspx?ArtistID=301 YOKE DU YOUR A woman’s husband dies. He had $20,000 to his name. After everything is done at the funeral home and […]

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Turn a Tablecloth into a Rug! Never Lose Your Glasses Again! Get Ready for Fall Quilted Table Runner! Knit a Stunning Blue Shift Afghan! How to Clean Your Copper Pot Bottoms! Make a Button Bowl and Tray! Sew a Manicure Pouch! Tips for Organizing Your Desk Drawers! Crochet Double Strapped Baby Mary Janes! Piece a Gorgeous Lava Meets Sea Quilt! DIY Nylon Net Pot Scrunchie! Create Fern Art for Your Walls! DIY Reversible Pocketed Tote Bag! Dress Your Summer Table with Festive Painted Pineapples! Make a Pencil Holding Fabric Notebook Cover! PLUS . . . Recipes, Videos, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

ARTspiration Artists or art that turns me on and feeds my muse! Like it or dislike it, what about this art inspires your own art or creativity? Jeremy Lipking Aspen and Sagebrush, 6×8 oil on linen. YOKE DU YOUR There were three guys talking in the pub. Two of them are talking about the amount […]

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Make Your Own Sewing Machine Table! Create a Stained Glass Wall Mosaic! DIY Squeaky Dog Toys! How to Knit a Frilled Cast-On! Working Artist Studios! Crochet a Blue Sunburst! Piece a Red, White and Blue Scrappy Quilt! Personalize your Journals Notebooks! Piece and Quilt a Tree of Life Block Pillow! Make a Chunky Infinity Scarf! Sew a Baby Sling Pouch! Craft Thread Spool Art! Create a Green Terrarium! Crochet Bobbled Heart Potholders! PLUS . . . Recipes, Videos, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

ARTspiration Artists or art that turns me on and feeds my muse! Like it or dislike it, what about this art inspires your own art or creativity?  La Ragazza Allo Specchio by Picasso. YOKE DU YOUR A woman in a bar sees a friend at a table, drinking by himself.Approaching the friend she comments, “You look terrible. […]

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