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Making History

Today I went to the Kent State University Museum in Kent, OH, with some of my favorite folks — several people from my local Embroidery Guild of America chapter and my own two little girls, who went through even the “boring” spots well-behaved. (I’m so proud!) I thank my friend Cindy, who gave my daughters […]

Make it, Take it… Buy it?

OK, I promised photos, after all: Here’s Jan at her demonstration station. A sampling of the counted cross-stitch mingling with the quilts. We also had knitting, crochet, surface embroidery and a beaded entry. This round robin sampler won second place… and all who participated (including yours truly — my harvest border is the last band) […]

My kind of weekend

The Medina Needlework Guild’s 28th annual Needle Art Show at the Brunswick Library is currently under way, and I think it’s going pretty well. Both my girls took first place in the junior category — although I must admit, they were the only entrants this year in the junior category. I won a third-place ribbon […]

Take the 2009 Bookmark Challenge

One of my favorite benefits I receive in return for helping The National NeedleArts Association with some of its marketing endeavors is getting the “scoop” on its news. For example, TNNA sent a press release this afternoon discussing one of its members, Jen Funk-Weber of Funk & Weber Designs in Anchorage, AK. In 2007, Funk-Weber […]

For crafters, reaching out can be the greatest reward

I came across this article in the Brattleboro (VT) Reformer this morning, and was taken with both the simplicity and the thoughtfulness of one Katherine Paige. The knitting enthusiast has been making knit prosthetics for women who have had mastectomies. Using ultra-soft yarn and weighted appropriately, her version is said to be more comfortable and […]

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