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Moisturizers for Stitching

Winter is coming and that always means much drier skin. For stitchers and knitters dry skin can cause threads to snag – especially silks and synthetics.  For quilters handling fabrics causes dry hands to be even drier. For needleworkers it … Continue reading

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Lotion For The Softest Hands Ever

It is safe to say that I have tried dozens of lotions over the years. I am very particular about what I use, my sensitivity to scents means finding a lotion I like is a tough task. My latest find … Continue reading

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The Physical Therapist used the “S” Word

The word is “stitch”! My therapist says I am getting closer to stitching time! In the meantime, I am finally physically able and have decided to continue with my needlework inventory. This time I am working on my needlework library. … Continue reading

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If only… Rebecca Woods Texas Needlepoint

Back to work this week went well, physical therapy is also going well. If I were confident that I would be able to handle it, I would seriously be considering signing up for this class. This is called Texas and … Continue reading

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heigh-ho…

heigh-ho, it’s back to work I go. I am a part time employee and will be back to work today. The restrictions are: no pushing, no pulling,  no lifting,  no reaching. I am allowed to type and use a touch … Continue reading

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Knit Campside Shawl

Shawls are a wonderful accessory and finding a knit pattern that is attractive and doesn’t look crazy hard has been difficult. I am hoping that this will be a winner. This is the Campside Shawl by Alicia Plummer and you … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2018 & Americana Projects

Seeing the National Cemetery in Arizona is very moving, for Memorial Day every grave has an American flag. This memorial is a well maintained, lovely facility located in north Phoenix. I live close enough that I drive by regularly and … Continue reading

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I Am Optimistic…

The last week was a fail when talking crafting. Not able to complete one row of the blanket — a couple of pieces were cut for an ornament but then I stopped. It was a partial win when it comes … Continue reading

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I will never run out of yarn….

Since I keep restarting my projects and have such limited crafty time, I should have enough yarn to last a lifetime — or until I wear out the yarn. My latest blanket has been restarted, again.  This time I am … Continue reading

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Cleaning up the Blog

My latest not stitching project is cleaning up my blog.  The free patterns sections should not have any broken links.  I am amazed at the number of cross stitch designers that are no longer in business and those links have … Continue reading

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