Mary Corbet

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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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If you’re on the lookout for some embroidery supplies or accessories – if you have a favorite stitcher’s birthday coming up or you need gifts or prizes for your stitching group – you might want to take advantage of Stitching Bits and Bobs Anniversary Sale…

Stitching Bits and Bobs specializes in mostly counted work and needlepoint. They have an amazing range of charts, primitive designs, old world samplers, and so forth. For example, you’ll find Giulia Punti Antichi designs available, as well as Long Dog Samplers. They also carry Legacy linen, which is my favorite linen for needlework, and a wide range of needlework threads.

But what I like about Bits and Bobs are their bits… or are they the bobs? I like the accessories they offer. They carry Kelmscott Designs thread hoops and rings and threadkeeps, as well as their decorative magnetic needle minders. These are little bits and bobs that would make great gifts, prizes, or just keepers for yourself!

Stitching Bits and Bobs is running a Five-Year Anniversary Sale, where “just about everything” is 20 – 25% off. They also have a little drawing thing going for “stash pack” prizes. So now might be a good time to shop for yourself, family, or friends! Christmas shopping in May, even! The sale ends tomorrow morning at 10:00 am EST, Wednesday, May 21st.


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  1. Dear Mary,

    My mother was a wonderful embroiderer. I recently started to do it myself. My mother & grandmother both have passed away and I am trying to teach myself. I had the chance to learn earlier in life but, did realize how much I would love it.

    I just want to thank you for this blog/web site. I just found you today and I LOVE that we learn the same way (having someone there to SHOW us how to do it) I too learn better in that manner.



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