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    Just Keeping Busy

    What an inexcusable lack of updates, shame on me. I have been keeping myself busy though, as usual. I went to the local farmer’s market over the weekend with my neighbor. In addition to lots of fresh, cheap veggies they have a large pavillion set up for plants. I’ve been wanting to get something into a raised box that runs along the front of our house, and I found a good selection of herbs at great prices. (All $2 for 4″ plants!) I figure it will be nice to have something fragrant by the front door, and I’m looking forward to having fresh herbs for cooking and crafting. Growing in…

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    Birdies

    It’s springtime, and I’ve been on a bit of a bird kick lately. There’s the embroidery for my mom (which I did end up coloring, and I like how it turned out). And there’s the Nite Owl embroidery I’m still working on, which I am also counting as bird themed.Then I got a commission for these little birdies as a wedding cake topper. They’re about 7″ tall. I’m pretty please with how they turned out, although they were a bit of a pain. The fabric frayed like crazy (I used fusible interfacing to back it and had to zig zag along the edges) and the pattern was very finicky, but…

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    Baby Steps

    I’m having an exciting week.First announcement, I’ll be partnering with the incredible Mr X Stitch to make some of my patterns available. The internet meme embroidery is first up, so keep an eye out and I’ll update as we get going.My work is also going to available at Panache, a handmade boutique that will be opening in Gastonia, NC at the beginning of next month. This is the first time I’ll have my stuff out in the world of retail and I am all a-twitter.

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    Pins and Needles

    I’m finally updating. It’s not that I haven’t been doing anything, it’s just that what I’ve been doing is making bunches of Rorschachs and 5 pictures of the same thing is kind of boring. But I’m done with those (for now) and on to new projects. Despite the fact that I have almost 3 months to go, I started on my mom’s birthday present. When she came to visit I found some embroidery patterns with all 50 state birds and flowers (for like $5 so awesome), and I told my mom I’d do some for her. These are the first two of four. They’ll eventually get framed. I’m doing New…