Blog Tour Finale

February 13, 2013
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Wow – what a fun two weeks! We’ve given away a dozen books over the past two weeks and have received tons of comments and questions. My hat is off to all of our blog tour participants. Here’s a look at the stops: 1 Hoop Sisters http://hoopsisters.blogspot.com/ 4 Think Crafts http://thinkcrafts.com/ 5 Indygo Junction...

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Napkin Ring in the Hoop

February 5, 2013
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This week we welcome guest blogger Sue O’Very from Sealed With A Stitch. We hope you enjoy her Napkin Ring project and make good use of it, perhaps as a Valentine’s place setting! You can download the designs for the project here. Materials (2) 4″ x 4″ Top ~ Cotton fabric (spray starch and...

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6 Easy Steps Blog Tour

January 30, 2013
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Welcome to the first day of my Machine Embroidery in 6 Easy Steps Blog Tour! During the next two weeks, 6 Easy Steps will travel around the internet and make 11 stops, visiting some popular blogs. It’s a great opportunity for you to explore new blogs and win some giveaways on each stop. Each...

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We’ve Been Busy!

January 23, 2013
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Placing embroidery on a shirt has got to be the most challenging task an embroiderer can face. Oh, there are many solutions to the fairly easy job of left chest placement but when you want to really decorate a neckline, cuff or yoke, things can get tricky.  Nancy Zieman and I first addressed this...

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Be The Difference

January 16, 2013
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It saddened me beyond words when I learned that Helen Gardner, my friend, my peer, my fashion icon and the wife of my business partner was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I spend most of my days with her family members in our office and see her occasionally but her presence in our building is...

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I can’t wait to meet you!

January 8, 2013
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Have you been itching to ramp up your machine embroidery skills? A two-day Stitching Sisters event may be just the thing you need to breathe new life into your hobby.  My Stitching Sister, Marie Zinno, and I travel the country to teach team embroidery classes which feature hands-on projects that cover tons of techniques –...

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Machine Features Everybody Needs

January 1, 2013
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Last week, I shared an overview of Machine Embroidery in 6 Easy Lessons. You can watch the two-part Sewing with Nancy series online here or check your local PBS listings. When Nancy and I were creating the series, I delved into the basics of machine embroidery and found that the better the tools, the...

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