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September 8, 2020
My First LiveStream & the Occasional Swear Word from Where Art & Life Meet

It was a bumpy start and I almost deleted the whole thing, but then thought better of it and decided it was a good marker of my FIRST ever public livestream! You can skip past the bumps, like the beginning where I talk to myself thinking since no one had shown up yet, it didn’t… Continue reading My First LiveStream & the Occasional Swear Word

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August 6, 2020
“Discomfort” & Designing from Where Art & Life Meet

I’m working on something new, which is always exciting and uncomfortable at the same time. *Digression alert* That word -uncomfortable – is also used when you go into a doctor’s office to have a surgical procedure done and they say, “This might pinch a little” or when you go to the dentist to get your… Continue reading “Discomfort” & Designing

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August 4, 2020
Exciting News & Questionable Humor from Where Art & Life Meet

Exciting News! Both The ThreadGatherer and Global Artisans have put together thread kits for my latest design, The River Rocks Pouch. I’m so grateful to both, for all their hard work in putting these kits together. In addition, both have thrown in discounts to anyone purchasing the kits. Both kits are needed to complete this… Continue reading Exciting News & Questionable Humor

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June 16, 2020
New FaceBook Group, Label Makers, Community & Joy! from Where Art & Life Meet

The big news around here is that I created a new FaceBook Group – Ariane Zurcher Stitching Circle. It is meant for any and all who love hand stitching or want to learn. More than anything it is a place to support one another, have fun, get inspiration, be creative, enjoy the company of like… Continue reading New FaceBook Group, Label Makers, Community & Joy!

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January 30, 2020
Hand Stitching Progress from Prairie Moon Quilts

Last year I committed to trying (and should have been committed for trying) 365 Days of Handstitching.

It wasn’t easy. I ended up doing hand stitching on 286 days of 2019. I missed 79 days.

But I finished 35 projects because of it!

I hand stitched the binding on the backs of 22 quilts,
finished my sister’s Fingerless mitts,
embroidered a Valentine stitchery project,
appliquéd on the Garden Path Sampler,
made 26 Vintage Christmas ornaments (with several more to go),
sewed the buttons back on one of My Cowboy’s chore shirts,
and made a little embellishment sampler ...

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