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    COVID and us..

    We continue to weather the COVID storm. Working from home, curbside pick-up, Zoom meetings, online learning, staying home.. and building up our website to include product for sale online. As many of you know we have temporarily postponed our classes.…

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    What inspires me..

    When we first opened our handmade gift shop in Nov 2011 we had consignors. A few had embroidery machines and I notice they each had a different style, even when making the same item. Different type of material, thread colors,…

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    Bella’s First Christmas

    I love the look of a fresh wreath on the door and taking a deep breath as I enter the door, the smell of pine cones, cedar, and Christmas. The inside was missing a wreath, the added charm plays nicely.…

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    Thread Colors Matter

    I was rushed. I was doing a test stitch of a little tea light hut and thought I’d place a little Gnome roasting a weenie on the back panel of the hut since there wasn’t anything there. ..and I went…

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    In the beginning… An intro to Machine Embroidery

    I’ve been asked about some basic equipment items for machine embroidery. So I thought I’d go over some basics here.. At this time I am not an amazon affiliate. First, you need a machine. There are some FANCY machines on…

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    Barn Sweet Barn

    Pick a favorite barn friend to stitch up! These designs are simple two color designs that work well for a beginner. Pick black/charcoal or whatever 2 colors that match your kitchen (or your BFF’s kitchen).

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    Embroidery Classes

    Machine embroidery. It’s a whole new world. It’s memorizing, the steady fast-pace of the machine as it loops and hoops through fabric, vinyl, felt, burlap..  Want to give it a try?  I have four machines available for you to try…

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    Create and Recreate

    Hello & Welcome…  To me, creating means to take something that is known to be in its raw form and transform it into something else.  Fabric gets transformed into a quilt, a doll, a pillow case.. Felt gets transformed into…