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January 14, 2022
A Couple Cute Gifts I Received from Alamosa Quilter

 My sewing friends are always so creative when it comes to gift giving! I got two adorable little items: a teeny-tiny pin cushion and an adorable needle book.

sewing gifts 1

The pin cushion is so stinkin' cute! The pin in it is a small applique pin. And it looks huge because the pin cushion is so small.

sewing gifts 2

She went to Harbor Freight and looked around to see what she could find that she could repurpose. This is a bolt screw cover less than 1" in diameter.

Someone else made me the needle book. Here is a close-up of the inside.

sewing gifts 3

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January 22, 2021
150 Years of Paper Needle Books from Collector with a Needle

150 Years of Paper Needle Books

Given the limits on gathering in person with the current   Covid situation, I am offering additional ZOOM programs open to individuals!

For more details go to the Virtual Program tab on this blog:


** You won't be on video, you can just set back and enjoy from the comfort of your home

** After the presentation you can join show and tell - only if you want!

** All of the program materials are mine (new photos)

** I'm here for you if you have questions!



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October 22, 2020
Hopeful Bluebird Stitching Smalls from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Back in April, we introduced our Hopeful Bluebird Stitch-Along during those uncertain times at the beginning of the pandemic—it certainly helped to keep us occupied as we all stayed at home. Our Hopeful Bluebird Facebook group was created and we really enjoyed seeing everyone's version of the wallhanging. Because it was so fun, we wanted to keep that fun going by creating more options to use our pattern so we created some sewing smalls that used our Hopeful Bluebird motifs. And to make it even easier to create, we have put together a kit for all four sewing ...

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