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January 21, 2021
Hopeful Flowers—Week One from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Our Hopeful Flowers Stitch Along is here!

We are thrilled to be able to share this free project with you over the course of the next two months. This wallhanging came about because we wanted to create something that focused on going beyond the blanket stitch for wool appliqué. The inspiration for the palette came from the amazing Tres Jolie lawns from French General that I (Kara) purchased this summer. We knew right from the start that this would be a great second project for our little Hopeful Bluebird Facebook Group. Little did we know that this small group would ...

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January 19, 2021
WIP Wednesday #479 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Did you see my post about finding a new host for our linkup? Check it out here.

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).




Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account has to be public for others to see ...

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January 16, 2021
shapely rope basket from Charm About You

 


This was a 2020 finish but am just getting round to sharing it now. My hand sewn basket was a learning experience and the result truly has that handmade, rustic look. You are either going to love it or pity me!

There are plenty of tutorials out there for machine sewn and hand sewn rope baskets. I've made many machine versions but really wanted to try sewing one by hand. It has a different look that I really like and honestly I will make one again but here's what I found...


The base is really fun to stitch ...

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January 12, 2021
WIP Wednesday #478 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Happy Tuesday friends! I hope you have lots of motivation and creative ideas to work on.

Did you see my post about finding a new host for our linkup? Check it out here.

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).





Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the ...

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January 9, 2021
A Hopeful New Year! from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Happy New Year, everyone! Our New Year's Day here in Germany was pretty quiet, due to our current lockdown. So far the lockdown has given me (Kara) extra time to stitch—especially for our latest Stitch-Along, which will kick off in just a couple of weeks. 


Last year, we created our Hopeful Bluebird wall hanging as something to do during the first quarantine. Our Facebook group started out small but has grown quite a bit since then, so now it is time to introduce another little project. Whether you are in lockdown or not, this project is made up ...

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January 5, 2021
WIP Wednesday #477 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Hello friends, back to "school" for us this week. I'm looking forward to sneaking in some sewing. 

Did you see my post about finding a new host for our linkup? Check it out here.

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).




Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each ...

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December 31, 2020
Happy New Year!! from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

What a year!

Well, 2020 certainly had its challenges, but with those challenges came many opportunities—especially when it came to stitching goals! Here is a snapshot of but a few of the things we accomplished with our needles this year. And we are looking forward to the many projects we have planned for 2021.

What about you? What accomplishment from this past year gives you most pride? What are you most looking forward to in the new year? Do you have a favorite stitching goal you'd like to share in the comments? We'd love to hear from ...

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December 29, 2020
WIP Wednesday #476 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Happy New Year friends! Here's to a healthy, productive year ahead for us all. 

Did you see my post about finding a new host for our linkup? Check it out here.

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).






Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links ...

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The Joy of Obsession from Where Art & Life Meet

Often referred to as a negative, I’ve always thought of obsessions as a lifeline to exploration, creativity, joy and boundless energy. Being obsessed with something (rather than someone) results in any number of truly awe-inspiring things, such as these artists who carve thread spools into amazing miniature works of art. Or Andrea Love whose website… Continue reading The Joy of Obsession

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December 22, 2020
WIP Wednesday #475 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).







Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account has to be public for others to see your work! 



Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so ...

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December 21, 2020
Little Happy Bag pattern from Threads On My Socks

 


I wanted to share an idea for a bag front, using my pattern 'Little Happy Bag'. 

I have recently been completely captivated with cross stitch. This guy has been sitting & waiting for ten years or so, in my pinterest pins. So, one day, instead of doing all the things I was supposed to do....I had a wonderful time stitching him. I made the wreath around him as I went along. And changed some thread colors, to what I had on hand. So, that tells me...that I have gotten comfortable with this cross stitching adventure. This is only my ...

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December 15, 2020
Seeing The Light from From the Strawberry Patch...

My last post was a November "wrap-up" post and today we are mid-way through the month of December; that's a good indication of the busy-ness of this season that's upon us. I'm sure it's the same at your house. I'm ordinarily very organized regimented(!) about my approach to decorating the house and preparing for Christmas. Typically, I assign a task a day in the beginning of December and then

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Seeing The Light from From the Strawberry Patch...

My last post was a November "wrap-up" post and today we are mid-way through the month of December; that's a good indication of the busy-ness of this season that's upon us. I'm sure it's the same at your house. I'm ordinarily very organized regimented(!) about my approach to decorating the house and preparing for Christmas. Typically, I assign a task a day in the beginning of December and then

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WIP Wednesday #474 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Happy Tuesday on a rainy day! Hope everyone is well and finding (making?) time to sew.

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).




Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account has to be public for others to see your ...

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What I Did Over the Weekend… from Where Art & Life Meet

I spent at least 16 hours this weekend analyzing and stitching examples of the Trellis Stitch. Specifically the spiral trellis stitch, which was one of dozens of stitches that adorned the Plimoth Jacket, a women’s waistcoat, made in the early 1600’s. Another heavily embroidered jacket is in the costume collection at the Metropolitan Museum here… Continue reading What I Did Over the Weekend…

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December 8, 2020
WIP Wednesday #473 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Happy Tuesday friends!

My sewing space is unheated so I'm procrastinating making my family's traditional holiday pjs. I suppose I'd better put on my big girl mittens and get cracking!

Happy first night of Hanukkah on Thursday to those who celebrate it. 

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).







Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your ...

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December 1, 2020
WIP Wednesday #472 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).






Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account has to be public for others to see your work! 



Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so ...

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November 26, 2020
Giving Thanks from Where Art & Life Meet

Jack Kornfield, American author and teacher, who trained in Thailand as a Buddhist monk, did an exercise where he asked everyone to imagine they were close to death. And then he asked – in those final moments what held the most importance for them. Most people did not list all the things they’d accomplished, prizes… Continue reading Giving Thanks

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November 24, 2020
WIP Wednesday #471 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

I hope you're safe and healthy these days!

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).






Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account has to be public for others to see your work! 



Please include our button or the ...

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November 17, 2020
WIP Wednesday #470 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Hell friends! 

I've just finished quilting two quilts for others and it is so much fun! Can't wait to start the next one. 

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).






Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account ...

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