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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Inspriational Birthday Present for the Embroiderer!


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For all those who sent me e-mail and so forth expressing kind wishes for my birthday, thank you! I’m not zealous about celebrating my birthday, but who doesn’t like receiving good wishes? And… who doesn’t like receiving the “perfect” birthday gift? Well, if you embroider and if your tastes are similar to mine, you’ll understand how thrilled I was to receive a hefty little package from my sister…

I have an older sister who likes to embroider as well, and in the earlier years of Inspirations Magazine, she was a subscriber. She kept the issues, of course… and now….


Back Issues of Inspirations Embroidery Magazine

I haven’t had a chance to pour over them slowly, but it’s a nice supply for lunch-break magazine perusals.

Isn’t she nice?!

There’s one project that did catch my eye right off the bat. One of the magazines has an Or Nué (goldwork and silk) strawberry design in it. I feel another strawberry brewing…! Oh no!


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  1. You’ll be dribbling and trying to eat at the same time!
    I’m so glad that you got a lovely present. I sent you one in my thoughts

  2. Thanks, Megan!

    What cracks me up about right now is that I JUST noticed the typo in the title… it should read “InSPIRAtional” ….

    My dear mother pointed that out!

    Three cheers for the English teacher.

  3. Meeta, it’s a great magazine… if you ever get a chance to treat yourself to something, make it a subscription. They’re wonderful!

    Paula, you and me both – I’ve used the magazines for ideas and partial projects, but I’ve never completed one FULL project out of any of the magazines. I’m just launching into one now, though, and I’m determined to finish it. And the next project up behind that is an embroidered blanket that I’d like to use either as a gift or a fundraiser for our guild. We’ll see.

    I’ll keep you updated!

  4. happy Birthday. I like inspirations mag. I dont think ive ever made a project (yet), but i love to read them – they are actually get better as a read these days – more articles on histrical embroidery etc

  5. Mary, I did think about buying a subscription this year but I think it comes out cheaper if I use the 50% off coupon at Joanns to buy each time. I really love this magazine. Very inspirational and great projects!!!

  6. You’re so lucky! I really wish there was a magizine like that for embroiderers (did I spell that correctly?) here in the states. Most of the magizines that I see here are geared more towards crafters. Not that I don’t mind them, but I would like a magizine that has more instructions, or more in depth projects.


  7. great gift!!! Your sis is so generous.I mean,just think,it would be so difficult for someone who loves embroidery to give these up so unselfishly.I wouldn’t be able to 🙁 Three cheers for her.

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