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Redwork Chickadee and Christmas Ornaments

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My holiday towel this year is a Redwork Chickadee on a Berry Branch.  The design is on a  27" x 28" flour sack towel.  Flour sack towels are great for embroidery  because you can see the pattern easily through the fabric for tracing  and the fabric is really nice to embroider on. 

I have a new set of Christmas Holiday Ornaments.  It is a set of six with the snowman and peppermint chocolate featured here.  There is also a hound dog, a kitten in a stocking, polka dot mittens, and a cowboy snowman.   

I liked the soft grey in the vine pattern of the fabric so I chose a medium grey floss to compliment the burgundy red, creamy white shade, and holiday green  for the designs.    

Lily and Tulip Ride A Bike Hand Embroidery Pattern

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I chose fabric way out of my normal color palette in honor of the autumn season  for this design.  Lily is taking her little dog Tulip for a bike ride.  They bought a  bouquet of flowers and are losing some on the way, but that's okay.  You can click here for pattern details.

Autumn Birds Hand Embroidery Pattern

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Hopefully we'll be enjoying some cooler temperatures now that September is here. This is my new hand embroidery pattern inspired by autumn stitched in  bright fall colors on solid green fabric from Waverly.   I love their selection of solid fabrics in bright colors for hand embroidery. Autumn Birds Embroidery Pattern details here.

Baby Bloomers Hand Embroidery Book

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My new hand embroidery book is now available!  It has lots of patterns to embroider for children.  An alphabet series to make into a quilt, a quiet book, or toys. Lots of animals from farm animals to fish.  Storybook style patterns, too.  

You can click here for details on the book. 

An example of one of the alphabet series patterns.

Octopus Hand Embroidery Pattern

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My new hand embroidery pattern is available. Happy Octopus details here. This pattern will be in my new hand embroidery book that  will be published toward the end of July.   

Tiger Animal Flower Hand Embroidery Pattern

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My new hand embroidery pattern set is now available in my Etsy Shop It is a set of six patterns featuring animal flowers with a tiger, bear, giraffe, hippo, lion, and monkey. Fun patterns to decorate kids rooms and quilts. Animal Flower Pattern Set details here  

Flamingo Pond Hand Embroidery Pattern

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My new hand embroidery pattern Flamingo Pond is now available.   Lovely bright pink birds.  Well, depending on what they eat.  The colors of their feathers come from the pigments found  in the algae and other critters they eat.

Pansy, Cherries and Bird Needle Cases

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New needle cases available in my Etsy shop. Cheerful colors for spring and nice gifts for mother's day if you know a special mother who enjoys quilting or needlework! You can click here to see more needle cases.

Lazuli Bunting Bird Pattern, Needlebooks and The Needlework Show

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My new hand embroidery pattern is inspired by a Lazuli Bunting bird perched in a blooming fruit tree in spring.   This pattern is available in my Etsy shop

My new needlebooks available in my Etsy shop. The newest one is the blueberries.  The colors in the berries printed so nicely on the fabric.  Great gifts for quilters and needle artists! The Needlework Show begins on Saturday April 1st! Please stop by and enter my door prize and have a look around.

Birds and Roses Needlebooks

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I've made a new variety of needlebooks with my Spoonflower fabrics.  You can click here to see my Spoonflower fabric collection.

A nature themed needlebook with a little chickadee perched on a branch with pen and ink feathers in the background.  These make fun gifts for quilters! You can click here for details

And a pink watercolor rose needlebook.  Very nice for Mother's Day if your mother is a quilter, needle artist, or crafter! You can click here for the rose needlebook details

Lavender Poppy Hand Embroidery Pattern

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My new pattern Lavender Poppy is now available in my Etsy shop!   It was a nice needlework show with a good variety of patterns.  Thank you to everyone who stopped by and those who entered my door prize contest! Hope to see you April 1-3 for the next one! 

Poppy Embroidery

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I'm working on a new floral hand embroidery design of poppies and lavender for the Needlework Show next month February 1-3!  A fun botanical project, but I think I'd avoid this kind of fabric next time.  The stripes have some kind of coating on them and it makes them a little difficult to stitch through.  Nice white fabrics with printed patterning are best, I think.   I'll post the finished project when the show begins and hopefully you can stop by! You can click here to view the Needlework Show site