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Monday, April 4, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Be sure to check out the Stitching for Literacy Blog today to see how my son (he's the redhead standing in the far back middle of the photo) got me to stitch bookmarks for his entire class in 3 days.
While you are there you should check out Jen's bookmark designs for sale and support a FABULOUS lady and a FABULOUS cause!
Friday, March 18, 2011
We've been having a ball sharing our stitchy saying on the LTS Facebook and Twitter pages. We've had a few members ask to put a few in list form on the LTS blog so here goes.....
~ The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination (to finish stitching a WIP).
~ A friend is someone who is there for you when they have a WIP (stitching) waiting for them somewhere else.
~ Great works (like stitching) are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.
~ Good actions (like stitching) give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions (like stitching) in others.
Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions (such as stitching).
Success (in stitching) is not final, failure (to finish a WIP) is not
fatal: it is the courage to continue (stitching) that counts.
~ Laugh as much as you breathe, love as long as you live, and stitch as much as possible.
~ Coffee makes it possible to get out of bed, but stitching makes it worthwhile.
~ Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll frog tonight and stitch again tomorrow.
~ When the going gets tough the tough get stitching!
Friendship (and stitching) is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
The strength of a woman can carry the weight of her stash or the world.
~ "If I stitch fast enough, does it count as aerobic exercise?" - Author Unknown
If you think sunshine brings you happiness, then you haven't tried stitching!
~ A fiber craving is nothing that should be taken lightly. What are you going to do about it?
~ There's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend who stitches with you!
~ Learning to stitch is nearly always inspired by watching someone stitch. Go inspire someone!
~ A wise individual once said, "Nothing stitched.....nothing gained." Learn a new stitch today!
~ The scent of hand dyed linens and threads is the only aromatherapy I need.
~ A balanced diet is fabric and fibers in each hand.
~ "The smallest deed is better than the biggest intention." What's your good deed? Teach someone to stitch today!
We encourage you to share the LTS stitchy sayings, we simply ask you link back to our post when doing so. THANKS!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Monday Munchies ~ Crab Crock Pot Recipe
Each Monday we will kick off the week with a Must have recipe to help get you out of the kitchen and back stitching ASAP!
Crab Crockpot Recipe
26 ounces crab meat, picked over and flaked
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
6 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup dry sherry
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup light cream
Salt and pepper
3 green onions with tops, finely chopped
2 eggs, beaten
Place all ingredients except eggs in crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and cook 2-3 hours. Stir in eggs during last hour.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Find it Friday ~ Ink Circles
I love this company, Tracy is a doll and always releases AMAZING designs. I always wonder how she does it, how do such amazing creations emerge. I always think about the process a designer takes from the initial thought to the final sell-able item. It has to go through a million little changes all to make it just perfect for us!
Model Stitched by Sisu Lull.
I can't wait to get started on this one, might have to put away my current WIP and get my fingers on this little gem!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Whip it Up Wednesday ~ Open Herringbone Stitch
Each Wednesday we will choose a stitch to explore and post stitch diagram(s) to help you practice and master each one.
Open Herringbone Stitch ~ also known as Russian Cross, Persian and Fishnet
Steps ~ Work this stitch left to right. Begin in the lower left hand corner and come up through the fabric. Cross over 4 threads and up 2 threads, go down through the fabric. From behind the fabric, cross over 2 threads to the left and come up through the fabric. Finally cross 4 threads and down 2 threads, go down through the fabric. Repeat as necessary.
Steps ~ You can also work this stitch in a larger fashion. Work this stitch left to right. Begin in the lower left hand corner and come up through the fabric. Cross over 4 threads and up 4 threads, go down through the fabric. From behind the fabric, cross over 2 threads to the left and come up through the fabric. Finally cross 4 threads and down 4 threads, go down through the fabric. Repeat as necessary.