>Free embroidery pattern

>While on vacation I took some photos of some of linens Grandma Ernst had they are not in my possession these linens I just took photos because I liked them.  this piece was not finished so I thought others would like a copy of the embroidery for their own use.  If she seems a little tilted well that is because she is meant to be placed in a corner the linen in question had her I think in either 3 or 4 corners I can’t remember which.

Here is my original photo it was dark and hard to see it well

original on old linen

Here is one cleaned up a little for your use

cleaned up pattern
If you do make one please post a comment with a link so I can see your finished piece thanks. Right click on image and select view image to see just the image to save and print.

>It’s near advent…


holly berry ornament / win one of each ornament find out how on my blog

Click on the image to go to hte tutorial on how to make an advent wreath using yoyos. Now the posts will be in reverse order with the first one being last in the list and visa versa. I am pretty sure everyone can handle that.

Advent Calander

Please if you make any of these items I would love to see them added to the flickr pool all about this. Thanks and happy crafting.

YoYo Advent Calendar. Get yours at bighugelabs.com

>Apron drawing….Sew Mama Sew



I have an apron tutorial posted on Sew, Mama, Sew for their month of hand sewing. They have also posted an introduction in the contributors section. The apron is meant to be for children over seven years of age as it has real long ties that can tie in front on little children and they can carry lots of stuff in the four large pockets it has. It also works nicely as a big persons apron for clothes pins or any thing else you can think to put in large pockets.


If you want to make the above apron get yourself over to Sew Mama Sew and get all the directions .

The apron is hand embroidered but there is a little bit of machine sewing (about 5 mins of that) on it at the waist band which is easily done by hand I just was focusing on the chicken scratch more. So I think it passes as hand sewing and then some as that is what most of it is. Because I made this apron for Sew Mama Sews special hand sewing month I decided I would give it away as a reward for their readers and my readers


Sorry there are rules. It is to hard to do this without rules. Plus some of the rules make it funner for me. I want some funny stories for all my hard work. I got 5 hours of sleep in 3 days working on this
  1. Entries must be posted during the month of August 2009 and the first week of September2009 till the 6th drawing is on September 7th
  2. The comment must be to this post and have either your favorite apron story or a your favorite story about hand sewing that happened to you or people you know nothing made up please funny would be nice (also this is a family blog no bad stories please)
  3. You do have to leave a way for me to get a hold of you too. Any one who doesn’t leave a link to either an email, blog or flickr account or some other way of getting a hold of you will be disqualify as it is to hard for me to track down people otherwise.

Good luck and Happy sewing


>Free Antique pattern library on Internet

>Here is the link to a page full of lovely old old patterns in crochet, tatting, and knitting and other things as well. There are thousands of patterns available through this link.

>Revisiting the felt ornament


A few years back I posted this tutorial. It always seems to be popular this time of year, so I will bring it back up for people to see and use again.

felt ornament dove

felt ornament heart

>Part 4: Butterfly Curtain Patterns

>I have been asked where I got these patterns; most were sent to me by Diana from my CRAFT group. She got about 1/2 of them from knitting-and.com. So, if you would like to do something with butterflies on it too, please check out her site because there is a lot of stuff on it.

Update: as I find more, I will add them here for my future reference and yours.

I also found some here in this post and on this page. I also found some here , here, here and here.

Part1: butterfly 1
Part 2: butterfly 2 and 3
Part 3: butterfly 4 and 5
Part4: butterfly curtain patterns
Part 5: butterfly 6

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