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March 31, 2020
WIP Wednesday #437 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Stay home, stay healthy, and stay busy!

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! Thanks Kate for flagging that for us.



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March 26, 2020
Celebrating Five Years—With a Giveaway! from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

About a week ago, Kara and I (Teri) celebrated the fifth birthday of our small creative company, Through the Needle's Eye. And by celebrating, I mean we were busy working on new patterns and designs, because that's what we do! 


Since our trip to Williamsburg and Kara's return to Germany, we have both been working to complete our fourth blocks of the Woodland Reverie quilt. We are itching to get to our next blocks, but a few other projects are taking precedence.

Woodland Reverie blocks, displayed at the Academy of Appliqué

Beginning to gather materials for a ...

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Coping During The Pandemic from Where Art & Life Meet

Since launching my YouTube Channel Ariane Zurcher ~ On the Other Hand on February 20th, I have gained close to 550 subscribers! Much of this is due to the enthusiasm shown to me by the members of the private FaceBook group, Friends Who Like Sue Spargo Folk Art Quilts (thank you everyone!) and my friend… Continue reading Coping During The Pandemic

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March 24, 2020
WIP Wednesday #436 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

I hope you are reading this from your own house, or a safe place, far from other people! Stay healthy, stay calm, stay productive. 

Thanks to all those who've linked up - spread the word (but not the virus)!! 



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 ...

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March 20, 2020
New York City & A Few Things to Make You Smile from Where Art & Life Meet

When I'm not preparing, taping and editing new videos, I am searching for things to make me smile. The following are a few things that made me do just that, and one that is downright hilarious.

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layers of paper, lace and embroidery from Karen Ann Ruane

layers of paper, lace and embroidery

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March 17, 2020
WIP Wednesday #435 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

What an interesting week it's been! I hope you are all safe and healthy (and stay that way). I'm pretty sure that you've got enough supplies to stay home and create. 

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 ...

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When Times are Tough… from Where Art & Life Meet

My version above of a meme by @stitchesnquilts that I saw on Instagram the other day and it made me laugh so I wanted to share my tweaked version of it. Because boy do I crave laughter right now. The meme below, another that has been making the rounds, made me smile. And who doesn’t… Continue reading When Times are Tough…

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March 10, 2020
WIP Wednesday #434 @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! Thanks Kate for flagging that for us.



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March 5, 2020
A New Zippered Pouch PDF from Where Art & Life Meet

With all my free time (insert eyeroll and a sigh here), I designed another zippered pouch! This time an abstract design – Playing with Shapes and it’s a little bigger than my Rhino Pouch. This one is 14″ x 12″. It is also fully lined, has a zipper and the wool front is perfect for… Continue reading A New Zippered Pouch PDF

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March 3, 2020
WIP Wednesday #433 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Last night I had a brilliant idea for a new quilt. Just need loads of new fabrics (of course) and some time!

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 ...

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Teaching at Gotham Quilts! from Where Art & Life Meet

A month ago I taught a 2-hour stitching workshop exploring shapes and stitches at my quilt guild. It was a huge success, and lots of fun! I prepared squares of wool and precut circles in different sizes. More than 20 people attended and each person got to pick a wool square and some circles, which… Continue reading Teaching at Gotham Quilts!

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February 27, 2020
YouTube, Blogging, Stitching & Life from Where Art & Life Meet

Things have been busy around here. I had the idea to start a YouTube channel over a year ago. My thought was to go through Sue Spargo’s Creative Stitching book and demonstrate every stitch (but for left-handed stitchers) featured in her book, one stitch a week. I discussed my idea with Anna Bates, my friend… Continue reading YouTube, Blogging, Stitching & Life

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February 25, 2020
WIP Wednesday #432 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Happy [almost] Leap day - it's an extra day just for sewing. 

I'm sure of 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 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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February 18, 2020
WIP Wednesday #431 @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! Thanks Kate for flagging that for us.



Please include our button or the URL (http ...

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February 11, 2020
WIP Wednesday #430 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Life's been too busy for me to sew this week but I took some time for tidying. That's a double net win for me – tidier sewing space, and I got to touch fabric and feel excited again!

I hope you've got time to do what you love best. And share it with us?

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 ...

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February 10, 2020
Let’s Destress Episode #106 from Hobbies Up To Here

In episode #106, we sit down and chat about what we do to destress. Certain activities really satisfy our need to relax while others can add to the stress.

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February 6, 2020
Stitching a Sampler and More! from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

This time of year for Teri and me (Kara) is a little crazy. We are getting prepped and ready for our Academy of Appliqué class, and this year we have two new teaching venues, all around the same time. Needless to say we are stitching, cutting, and typing our little hearts out!



Our first class will be our Academy class, and we are teaching the first two blocks from our Woodland Reverie Quilt. We are excited about these two dimensional blocks, and we hope our students are, too! There are a few seats left in the class, so if you ...

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February 4, 2020
WIP Wednesday #429 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Happy groundhog day to folks who celebrate it! What did your local rodent forecast for your area? The outlook here is grey and rainy, with a tiny bit of snow-ish, and of course FLOWERS! Saw lots of daffodil pickers this morning. 

But it's raining and I'm sewing. So there!

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 ...

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January 30, 2020
The Perfect Zippered & Lined Bag from Where Art & Life Meet

I love a good zippered pouch. Preferably one that I can take on an airplane, large enough for a tablet or small sketch book, a needle roll, small pair of scissors, and project, but not so large that it becomes cumbersome. I began looking around at what is already out there and found many lovely… Continue reading The Perfect Zippered & Lined Bag

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