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Embroidery Designs and Thread Colors for Machine Embroidery Sewing

I wish that I had a nickel for each time I've been asked for the "exact" colors I used in aan embroidery design or for a conversion chart for specific embroidery thread brands - I would be a very wealthy woman!Everyone seems to think that someone is going to knock on their door with a search warrant if they don't use the exact colors a designer used in the test sew out or the color numbers used in the stitch directions.Not so - if you don't "think outside the box" and use colors that you enjoy, or just prefer, you are really missing the real fun of machine embroidery! Come to think of it, I don't believe that I've ever used the exact color on any design I've ever stitched in 6+ years-some because I didn't have the exact color & others due to a dislike of the colors used.

Embroidery Stabilizing for Machine Embroidering

Here are some tips to get good results with your embroidery designs sewing.1.

Embroidery Thread Tips for Better Machine Embroidery Sewing

I have some tips for you to get better results with using your embroidery threads in machine embroidery sewing.1.

Hollywood Gets Crafty - Knitting And Crocheting Not Just For Grandma Anymore

Sometimes it's hard to imagine that the stars who shine so brightly on cinematic screens are people just like the rest of us. We often think that their lives are so much more interesting and exciting than our own and that we have little or nothing in common with the Hollywood crowd.

Baby Boomers Need Creative Practical Hobbies

"Well how are you really enjoying your retirement?" I asked out of interest, "it was great to start with" he said, but lately, I've just become kind of lost..

Where Antiques Originate and How You Can Find Them

It's important to understand where antiques originate. Many antique buyers make the mistake of mis-understanding the process by which antique items are found.

Antiques From Europe...Is It Really The Goose That Layed the Golden Egg?

Many dealers and auctioneers have been bringing container loads of antiques from Europe for years now. The lure of getting "fresh to the market" antique furniture and "smalls" is something that can bring renewed excitement back into your antique business.

The Most Powerful Attribute in Antiques and Collectibles

What can increase your sales volume and make you more productive day in and day out? You've probably heard this three word statement that seperates those who wish they could do better,from those who really do.Knowledge is power!This three word statement is more than just a great philosophy.

Organize 1000's Of Photos Easily

The easiest way is to start right from the beginning, your pregnancy. Chronological order is an easy way to organize your photos, that's if you remembered to write all the dates down.

Comic Book Collecting, Oh What An Enjoyable Past Time It Is!

Have you ever read a comic book before? I imagine just about everyone, at some time in their life, has read at least one comic book. But do your interests and enjoyment level go beyond that? You may have said to yourself, at sometime or another, I would like to start a comic book collection some day.

Comic Book Supplies, Necessities of the Serious Collector

If you want to keep your comic book collection in tiptop shape, comic book supplies will become part of your collecting life. As soon as a magazine is printed there are natural environmental forces going to work to try and destroy the ink and the paper.

Depression Glass Companies

Just before the advent of the Great Depression, more than a hundred companies manufactured glassware in the United States. At the end of the Depression, fewer than fifty percent of these companies remained in business.

Rare Depression Glass Pieces

Depression Glass - The Rare PiecesDid you know that if you happen to have a crystal (clear) and pink Depression Glass refrigerator bowl in the Crisscross pattern in good condition and with its original cover, that it's valued at between $300 and $335? Or that Shirley Temple cream pitcher your grandmother keeps in the back of her upper cabinet could bring up to $1,250 at auction? If you didn't, then you've been in the dark about rare Depression Glass pieces and their values! Here are a few pieces for which knowledgeable Depression Glass collectors stay on constant lookout:The Ruby Red Aladdin Beehive LampMade for only six months during 1937, this lamp currently brings anywhere from $700 to $950 - if it can be found! Most collectors owning this piece understandably do not have any interest in letting go of it, which makes it even rarer. The color of the glass in the Aladdin series of ruby lamps varies from a light red with an amber tint to dark, rich red, with the deeper reds fetching more interest with today's collectors.

The Top Five Morgan Silver Dollars

Why waste everyone's time? Let's skip the appetizers and get to the meaty stuff right now: The Morgan silver dollars poised to increase the most in value in the years ahead are the 1895, 1892-CC, 1894, 1878-CC, and the 1883-CC. Pretty bold prediction, eh? At this point, the reader now has three options: (1) Stop reading and act upon this information, (2) Stop reading and get on with life, or (3) Continue on, evaluate the analytical approach to identify the "Top Five" Morgan dollars, and then implement a variation of (1) or (2) above.

Cleaning Silk Bouquets In 3 Simple Steps

How To Clean A Silk BouquetA Silk bouquet can last a lot longer than a bouquet made of real flowers, but it will still droop, and get dusty, over time. Fortunately a little bit of preventive care can go a long way towards keeping your bouquet looking like new.

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Revel x Moda -- a UW Fashion Week Event
Mark your calendar and start planning your outfit: Moda Magazine and Revel are collaborating to host a sophisticated soiree during UW Fashion Week! Join us at Revel's chic downtown space for cocktails, conversation, and fun festivities including: Photo ...

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The Marketplace at Vogue Knitting Live
Every year, thousands of knitters com to Vogue Knitting Live in New York. They come from the New York metropolitan area, of course, but they also come from other places. I met fellow knitters from Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and ...

Building a community of knitters and crocheters
The fashion show backdrop at Vogue Knitting Live 2018 in New York was a knitted version of a Monet painting of Givency. Pamela MacKenzie. Willow & Lark tote. Willow & Lark, LoveKnitting's own brand of yarn, is meant to reflect LoveKnitting's British ...

How to get the smoke smell out of knitted and crocheted items
This is hard for me to write. Somebody brought two large boxes of crocheted hats, scarves and baby blankets to my office this week. They are beautiful. She even made sets of hats and scarves, rolling up the scarves and stuffing them into hats, which is ...

Paper Flower Workshop at Revel
We can't wait for garden season. Who's with us? Beautiful blooms with fragrant petals in dozens of shades….SWOON! Great news – you don't have to wait till Spring to get your fix. Join us in this workshop to create a bouquet of paper roses and add a ...

I keep ripping stuff out
I haven't blogged much because I've got three items on the needles that I'm discouraged about. As I suspected, Mom's Noro sweater is coming out too wide, at least in the upper back that covers the shoulder blades. I'm going to have to rip down to the ...

Book review: 'Design your own crochet projects' by Sara Delaney
This review is for all my readers who complain that I never have enough posts about crocheting. Here's a book written by an avid crocheter who got serious about helping others duplicate the designs she was spontaneously creating. Actually, she got ...

I've made some decisions about my charity knitting
First of all, I want to remind everyone that we have open knitting at the Bridgewater Library from 6:30 to 8:30 on Thursday night. Please come! We have a lot of fun, and I'll have some books about making hats, scarves and cowls to inspire you. On ...

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