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Everyone’s a winner this week!

August 29, 2012
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Everyone’s a winner this week! Back to School! Who doesn’t love the smell of a fresh box of crayons, pointy tips, organized colors, completely unblemished coloring sticks? But we all know they don’t stay in that shape for too long. Nope, just a day to two later, the tips are a bit worn and...

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Craftsy – What a way to learn!

August 22, 2012
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Craftsy – What a way to learn! I have to admit I’m having a blast over at Craftsy – my Machine Embroidered Quilt class just went live last week and it’s been a ton of fun chatting with the students.  If you’ve never heard of Craftsy, let me take a minute to tell you...

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Savings Galore!

August 8, 2012
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Who doesn’t like a bargain? If you scour the pages of the July/August issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine (Volume 75), you’ll find dozens of coupons and specials. I thought I’d do some of the legwork for you and provide the links directly to those sites. So here goes! Did you know that...

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Welcome to Indygo Junction’s Pattern Parade Blog Tour!

June 13, 2012
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Welcome to Indygo Junction’s Pattern Parade Blog Tour http://www.indygojunction.com/blog/ When I was invited to participate in Amy Barickman’s Pattern Parade Blog Tour, I jumped at the chance to make the Thrifted Fashion bag incorporating the current hot trend of burlap and satin. After pondering the properties of burlap and satin, I settled on a...

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Redesigning my sewing room Part 2

June 6, 2012
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Wow!  Looks like I really hit a nerve last week – so many of you shared intimate details about your sewing room.  I’m impressed with all the fabric organizing efforts even cutting swatches of fabric and making a catalog of your stash. Some ideas really hit home like this one from Jimmie Beth’s: “I...

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Redesigning my sewing room!

May 30, 2012
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In a few months, I’m going to be redesigning my home sewing studio so I’ve been analyzing my behavior when I embroider.  No psychologist required here! It’s very interesting what I’ve learned.  Since I have two sewing rooms – one at home and one in the office, I’ve found my behavior is different in...

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Machine Embroidered Wedding Touches

May 2, 2012
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As tempting as it was to go overboard, I limited myself to make just one machine-embroidered element for my recent wedding: the table numbers.  In retrospect, I’m not so sure anyone noticed that the numbers were embroidered but that’s okay with me. I enjoyed the process. Since our wedding took place in a natural...

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We are so fortunate!

April 17, 2012
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We are so fortunate! Many of you have sent warm wishes regarding my recent nuptials.  Thank you!  Your thoughts fill Pete and me with joy. I thought I would share some details regarding our big day. First off – in response to the number one question, “No, I did not make my dress.”  I...

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It’s time to discover great value, special offers and inspiration! (Part 2 of 2)

March 21, 2012
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Hope everyone had a great week perusing the great offers, special deals and inspiration from the featured advertisers I highlighted in last week’s blog.  If you missed the post click here.   Let’s take a look at additional freebees, exclusive offers, products and embroidery designs that run the gamut from contemporary to traditional to...

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It’s time to discover great value, special offers and inspiration! (Part 1 of 2)

March 14, 2012
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What makes the machine embroidery industry one of the most enjoyable and inspiring hobbies?  It’s made up of real people who love the art, craft and sheer joy of machine embroidery and it shines through with the products and services they have to offer. Let’s take a tour of the highlights from the current...

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