Author Archives: Heather

Broken Needles

Today Hari Kuyo, the Festival of Broken Needles, in the Kanto region of Japan. Women take time on this day to visit shrines and temples to give thanks to their needles for their year’s worth of service and also to … Continue reading

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Fluffy Meringue

Caron Cakes, a new-ish yarn from Yarnspirations, was created last year in celebration of Caron’s 100th anniversary. It is a beautiful self-stripping yarn (20% wool/80% acrylic) that was meant to be available exclusively at Michaels for only a short time. … Continue reading

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Smalls SAL – January 2017 Check-In

Hello, Smalls Stitchers! Welcome to the first check-in for the Smalls SAL 2017. If you are new the Smalls SAL you can find all the details right here. Simply put, the Smalls SAL is a monthly stitch-along for stitchers who … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday – Parliamentary

Hello, Stitchy Friends! Where has the week gone? We’ve had some very unseasonably warm weather, so I’ve been out walking rather than stitching. Of course, when you love stitching, it is hard to resist the siren call of the needle. … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday: Sesquicentennial Edition

Hello, Stitchy Friends! Three posts in one week! I’m on a roll. 😉 And, because it is Wednesday, I thought I would share with you the project currently under my needle. This is Victoria Sampler’s O Canada. It is quite … Continue reading

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SALs and Mental Health

Oh, the best of intentions. Back in December I wrote about what I was planning to stitch this year. And, now that we are just over two weeks into the new year, my plans are already changing. I started stitching … Continue reading

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Smalls SAL 2016 Wrap-Up

Hello, Stitchy Friends! Long time no talk. The year started out great, but I’ve spent the last week terribly under the weather. Unfortunately that meant that I haven’t had time to take care of the last few things required to … Continue reading

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