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April 17, 2024
Markup R-XP Cross Stitching App from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I’ve been using the Markup app for several months now and I love it so much. I had been using Pattern Keeper almost since I got back into cross stitching in 2020. It’s still a good app but for my stitching, I like Markup so much better. Some of the things I’m going to say...

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April 12, 2024
The Sweet Potato Slips from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

There are so many of those little slips. Yesterday afternoon I cut off as many slips as I could, leaving a bit of the potato attached. There were 32 of those. I planted those in cups and put them in the greenhouse. There are at least that many more slips that I pulled off the...

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April 9, 2024
Progress on Faith, Hope, Peace & Love from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I’m not sure if it’s the colors, the four small squares, the sentiment or what but I want to sit and stitch on this piece until it’s finished! You can see that I’ve started the border on the next square. I had thread on my needle that was for the border so I finished off...

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Calendar Cubby from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Handmade by Sarah W. is a flosstuber I love. It seems that almost everything she shows is on my list of things to stitch or after seeing what she’s making, it gets added to my list. I’ve been noticing the cutest little stitched “calendar” sitting behind her and I’ve almost written and asked her about...

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April 6, 2024
Faith, Hope, Peace & Love from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

After working five days on A Symphony of Friendship, I felt like I needed a break from something so big. The stitching is fun . . most all stitching is fun for me or maybe I just don’t do the pieces that don’t look like fun, but with it being so big, it’s a big...

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April 3, 2024
Stitching on April Fool’s Day Project. from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Last night Cooper and Oscar slept for four hours or more under the stitching frame. This piece (A Symphony of Friendship) is so wide I’m not even able to use a stand because to work on the far right side, the tiered stand next to the sofa is in the way. So, it makes it...

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April 1, 2024
The April Fool’s Day Start from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

It was back in February that Denise came up with the idea for the April Fool’s Day start. I wrote about my plans here. I bought the chart and copied it to a PDF so I could work from a tablet. I ordered Vikki Clayton’s silks and never got around to deciding what fabric I...

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March 22, 2024
Ryobi Magnifier Light from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Note: There are Amazon affiliate links in this post, meaning if you click on the link and make a purchase, I may get a small commission. As always, don’t feel like you need to do it. If there’s something you want and find for less somewhere else, by all means – get it for less!...

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March 19, 2024
Stitching, Ripping and Stitching Again from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Having Oscar and Cooper together can be like having two out of control children together. I feed them in the morning and again at 5 p.m. By 4 p.m., they’re apparently hungry. Oscar gets much more grouchy and Cooper seems to get much more – just out of control. Other times during the day, Cooper...

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March 17, 2024
A Day of Stitching from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

There’s a little cross stitch shop in a little town in southwest Missouri. The shop is With Needle and Thread. They don’t have a tremendous amount of info on their website but it does have their hours, phone number, email and a few other things. They’ve been open almost a year and I had never...

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The Importance of Labeling from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This is a problem of having too many projects started, as well as not labeling. I’m trying to do better but I’m always trying to do better at something. For weeks, this project in a frame kept calling out to me. Every time I would go to get a project from the bin, or replace...

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March 15, 2024
Vintage Christmas Alphabet from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

You know how I want to stitch as much as I can on each piece of linen before taking it off the frame. I have all kinds of “scraps” of linen that I’ve cut off other projects but since I can no longer stitch in hand, those pieces are sometimes small enough that, unless I...

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March 14, 2024
Winter Cometh & Autumn Provides from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Yesterday I finished everything on This I Know except the grass fill in and I stitched around it to measure for the frame. You can’t see the outline I stitched because it’s done in yellow thread. It’s just a basted line and that’s the line that I measure across to get the frame size and...

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March 11, 2024
The Sheep Are Stitched from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

The sheep on This I Know are stitched – their bodies anyway. I hope to stitch remaining body parts today, then I can get started filling in the background. It’s hard to see them but with the background stitched, they should show up nicely. Otherwise, all I have left to stitch is the bird’s beak,...

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March 9, 2024
A Stitching Hoop from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I love my scroll frames and the lap stands that hold them but they aren’t the best for traveling. Since I don’t travel, I guess I should say . . they aren’t the best for stitching away from home. When I was at my uncle’s last year, he had a great little chair but it...

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March 6, 2024
Prairie Life Sampler Progress from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Here’s where I left off Monday night: This is where I stopped last night. I love all the different greens in the trees. I think I had left off Monday night at 8.6%. Now I’m at 13%! That’s much better than I expected but I had a lot of stitching time yesterday. We didn’t go...

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March 5, 2024
Prairie Life Sampler Progress from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This is where I was on Prairie Life Sampler when I put it away to work on the Leap Year project: I had the outline of the border finished. That last stitch there is where it met up. I worked on it a couple of times afterwards but not enough to write a blog post....

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Change of Plans on Projects from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

You know how I love making plans and apparently how I love not keeping those plans . . I have to make some changes in my cross stitching plans. Changing projects often I find myself spending more time searching for what I plan to work on next or figuring out where I want to start...

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March 4, 2024
Leap Day/Year Project from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

The Summer Schoolhouse project (it’s out of stock now and I don’t know if they are getting more in stock but other places may have it) is the Leap Day/Year project that several of us are working on. Denise has written several posts about her progress. She started on the far right side. I started...

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March 2, 2024
Keeping Track from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This post has Amazon affiliate links. If you purchase any of the items, I’ll make a very small commission but feel free to purchase (or not purchase) any of these items wherever you find them. A couple of weeks ago when I finished all the main stitching on This I Know, I looked at the...

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