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sample making for penguin and fish

This past month, I stitched up a few samples for Alyssa, the fabric and embroidery pattern designer behind Penguin and Fish.

Alyssa sent me five animals to embroider: a giraffe, an elephant, a lion, an owl, and a hedgehog. I was able to stitch up each of the patterns in one sitting, and I loved the results!

The designs were adorable, and I loved the small details, like the satin-stitched giraffe...
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happy new year!

Thank you to everyone, followers new and old, for your support in 2012. This past year was a productive one, and I'm looking forward to 2013, which will include teaching classes, printing fabric with this awesome lady, and sewing for new twin nephews. Happy New Year to you all!

Above is an ornament I stitched using a kit I received at the Purl Soho book signing for Jessica Marquez's new book, Stitc...
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spoonflower staff challenge

My coworker, Thomas, and I recently did a photo and embroidery project for the Spoonflower Staff Challenge (I hand-embroidered fabric photographs onto backgrounds that Thomas manipulated in Photoshop). You can learn more about our project here. Voting for the challenge has commenced, and competition is pretty fierce, so be sure to cast your votefor your favorite staff project before voting closes...
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settling in

Thanks to my mom's help on a recent visit, things are actually now hanging on the walls in our house.
Photo and prints all in black frames.
Mirror above the hall shelf. 
 Modified chalkboard which now holds spools of thread.
Embroidery hoops.
Noah's Ark crewelwork, finally framed (and first blogged about here).
P.S. My Etsy shop is back open! I'm hard at work making new quilts and things for the shop, and my new business partner, Anna, is hard at work listing everything. To celebrate, we're offering a coupon: use the code "FREESHIP" for free shipping through Sunday, February 12! 
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embroidered many mountains tote

An already well-loved tote bag I bought from Sublime Stitching and hand-stitched many months ago with coral red embroidery floss.
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