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    Re: Sad Week for our family.

    Oh, no... my sincere sympathy.
  2. Re: Anyone use something besides batting to quilt with?

    Yes, I have. For the backing I used a "fake fur" kind of soft fabric from Jo-Ann's when I had a 50% off coupon and a Christmas gift card. It is definitely a lot lighter than my other quilts and...
  3. Re: Letter from Ray, Joan's Husband, to share with Forum Friends

    She was a sweet lady. Good for you for remembering her husband's name, JCY.
  4. Re: Update on stationarymom (Joan)

    I'm afraid that I found an obituary online for a Joan Johnson of Grafton, MA who passed away February 22, 2019. :(
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    Re: WiP April 5 - 11, 2019

    I keep brick stitching the needlepoint strip. It's a no brainer as I'm inserting no design pattern, so it's just off white yarn brick stitched to a 65 inch length. I'm making it around five inches...
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    Re: WiP March 29 - April 4, 2019

    I got six inches of off white brick stitch needlepoint done today, which puts me at a rate to finish this strip in 10.5 days. It is for the footstool reupholstery project. The big rectangular part...
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    Re: WIP March 8-14, 2019

    I managed to get a back sewn onto my needlepoint. It's pretty comfortable to lean against sideways. It's kinda thick so not too comfortable behind the back. 158135
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    Re: WIP March 8-14, 2019

    I'm hand stitching a needlepoint pillow's back on after the canvas broke my sewing machine's needle twice. I don't really know what I'm doing, but I think I'm halfway there. It's hard to do without...
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    Re: Was looking for some bead

    I've used SJ Designs but it is way more expensive than Fire Mountain or Oriental Trading.com

    https://sj-designs.net/shop/

    I only had one problem with Fire Mountain. It was supposed to be...
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    Re: WiP Feb 22 - 28, 2019

    This winter has been so bad that besides baking, cooking, and shoveling snow, I've been stitching, but on an autumn needlepoint piece while waiting for the right silk thread to arrive (I ordered the...
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    Re: WiP Feb 8 - 14, 2019

    I see in the comments that you are sewing a part of the Bayeux Tapestry! That is so interesting! Did you know a modern update of it was done about Game of Thrones? ...
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    Re: WiP Feb 8 - 14, 2019

    How nice that you live so close to Mary Corbet. I get her blog/updates by email. She's done the embroidery world a great service with putting all her knowledge and education up online. She does...
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    Re: WiP Feb 8 - 14, 2019

    You are doing goldwork? OMG! I saw the loveliest bird but the kit on The French Needle site was all sold out...it was way about my talent levels anyway.
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    Re: WiP Feb 8 - 14, 2019

    This time it was from Victoria Sampler near Vancouver.
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    Re: WiP Feb 8 - 14, 2019

    I miscounted by one thread on my linen band sampler so I had to tear a small section of stitching out. Somehow I manage to cut a hole in the sampler but fortunately I had read about how you can...
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    Re: WiP Feb 1 - 7, 2019

    Due to the winter weather I have been pretty much stuck inside for a month now, so the Christmas sampler is progressing well. I'm doing white work on the bottom now. I will need for forage out for...
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    Re: WiP Feb 1 - 7, 2019

    Denise, I was confused and thought the class was going to be in hand embroidery thread painting :D I think your five hours might take me fifty hours :D It's especially nice for birds: ...
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    Re: WiP Feb 1 - 7, 2019

    I keep plugging away on the Christmas sampler...here's a photo from a few nights ago.

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  19. Re: Eastern Monarch butterfly population UP!

    Many people have more luck with buying a plant. Personally I emptied a whole pod of seeds in the fall in my back yard and got only one plant the next year! Then after that all the seeds that one...
  20. Re: Eastern Monarch butterfly population UP!

    I would love to see them roosting. The most I've ever seen in the fall is seven, between my garden and my neighbor's. Zinnia flowers are good food for the adults, as are asters, for fall migration...
  21. Eastern Monarch butterfly population UP!

    The population of monarch butterflies has more than doubled since last year...it is up 144% at their Mexican overwintering spots. They cover 6.05 hectares of forest.

    The monarchs had ideal...
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    Re: Vintage Elna Machine question

    Elna's are quality machines. Enter the model number on eBay with "used elna machine" to do a better search but in general they are at least 100 bucks there.
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    Re: WiP Jan 25 - 31, 2019

    I finally got the first verse of a hymn successfully embroidered on a linen sampler. I didn't like the original verse so I was graphing it myself and drawing the alphabet. The spacing looked good on...
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    Re: Saturday Night Owling

    I might be stitching but after doing some shoveling, I don't feel like moving my arms, so I am playing "Match & Merge" and listening to recordings of the sermons I've missed with my reverse schedule....
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    Re: WiP Jan 11 - 17, 2019

    The felt fishing magnet toy got shipped off to my friend adopting the two little boys today. I hope they have fun with it.
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