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giveaway day!

Welcome to everyone visiting as part of Sew Mama Sew's giveaway day! If this is your first time at Salty Oat, here's a mini round-up of some of my most popular posts over the past few years, to get you up to speed:
  • One of my first quilts was made from the bunting I hung up at my wedding. 
  • When learning to embroider, I stitched a sampler using a doily as my inspiration. 
  • I think napkins are fun to...
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walk to end alzheimer's + cross-stitch buttons

For the second year in a row, my husband and I will be doing the Walk to End Alzheimer's. This is a huge event, which happens in cities and towns all over the US; this year, we'll be walking on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

The event raises money for the Alzheimer's Association, an organization that offers support to those affected by Alzheimer's, sponsors research, and promotes brain...
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gallery of gifts 2010

New embroidered lunch napkins, backed with Japanese fabric.
This Friday, Gallery of Gifts, a craft show and sale at the Library Arts Center in Newport, New Hampshire, opens. The show features lots of talented crafters (including my mom!) and I'm super excited to have a few of my own things included in the mix.
I've been experimenting with how to finish off the back of my hoop pieces, and I'm super happy with this latest incarnation!
 Cross-stitch snowflake pinback buttons--a new design!
The show runs through December 18, and if you're in the area, I hope you'll stop by the show and support a great arts space.
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cross-stitch goods for the wondercraft

A package of new Salty Oat goodies is currently on its way to The WonderCraft, just in time for the holiday season and EtsyAustin's November Craft Riot

The package includes cross-stitch wall pieces, cross-stitch pincushions, and cross-stitch pinback buttons!
If you haven't already, be sure to stop by The WonderCraft's shiny Airstream trailer and take a gander at all of the awesome, locally made things they stock; they're open every Friday and Saturday.
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custom cross-stitch buttons

Custom cross-stitch buttons are back in the shop (I'm the proud new owner of my very own button maker!), and this past weekend, I worked on a custom order for an October wedding. 

In place of boutonnieres, the groomsmen will wear buttons with the first initial of their last name, and the groom will wear a heart. I think it's such a cute idea, and one I wish we'd done for our wedding (these were the...
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