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Free Embroidery Patterns: Fortune Cookies? And News


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Well, this embroidery pattern didn’t end up being what I thought it would be. In fact, I don’t know what it is…

I was playing around, trying to come up with a simple pattern for embroidering on paper for kids to do. I’m not sure why, but all I can see when I look at this is fortune cookies!

Anyway, it isn’t quite what I wanted it to be, but I’ll put it here anyway, because one never knows…

It’s usable: cards, corners, shirt pocket, something! I don’t know! What do YOU think? Any ingenius ideas for this pattern??

Here’s the pattern:

Free Hand Embroidery Pattern: Fortune Cookies


Don’t forget that this month’s stash give-away ends tomorrow, Sunday, May 18th!

If you’re looking for a neat “hub” for online needlework contacts, you may want to check out Sharon Boggan’s new venture in social networking: Stitchin Fingers. I tend to shy away from social networking, because on many sites there’s a lot of stuff I just don’t want to run into, but this site is all needlework oriented, and very clean and tidy. So if you want to check it out, do! You’ll find me on there now and then, so feel free to look me up.

If the fortune cookies just aren’t your thing, and you’re looking for more embroidery patterns, here’s my index for free embroidery patterns that you’ll find on this site and online.

Over the next two weeks will be the end-of-the-school-year CRUNCH for me, so if I manage to post daily, I will be amazed. Bear with me if I’m sporadic over the next 10 days!

With summer just around the corner, I’m gearing up for my kids’ embroidery classes. You may remember that last summer we made wool felt notebook covers and embroidered draw string bags. This summer, I’ve got some new projects lined up that I think will be really fun! I’m taking youth up to 15 years old this summer and beginner adults, so I’ll have 4 classes going each week, but the class sizes will be rather limited (8 students in each class). Well, that’s assuming I get full enrollment! I’ll be sharing my class plans and projects with you eventually. Actually, I’m considering putting together a coherent package of lesson plans / ideas for kids’ projects, if anyone’s interested?

Enjoy the weekend!


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  1. Thanks! They did a great job on them. I’m looking forward to this summer’s classes. Just need to find some more planning time!

  2. Yes, Mary, I am most definitely interested in the lesson package for youth. May I use the current posted lessons, too? Or will they be included in the new class package?

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