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Tulip Monograms, Needlework Blogs & News


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We’re almost finished with the tulip monogram alphabet! Today, I’m adding four of the last six letters of the alphabet to the collection, for your embroidery pleasure.

Granted, U and X are not too commonly seen used as decorative initials and monograms, the other two – W and V – are a little more in demand, so I’m glad to be able to get these out to those of you waiting for them.

After the monograms, and little catch-up on news and some updates.

Embroidery Monograms - Tulips - U V W X

So, the U, V, W and X are here, ready for your embellishment with needle and thread! If you’re looking for some stitching ideas for this particular alphabet, you’ll want to visit the earlier patterns for A – D and E – H in this alphabet. You’ll find stitching suggestions and sample photos in those articles, plus several ideas in the comments below the articles, too.

Tulip Monogram Printable

Here’s the handy dandy PDF printable for these four letters. The letters print at 2.5″ high, if you choose “no scaling” or “100%” or a similar option in your print menu.

Tulip Monograms for Hand Embroidery – Letters U, V, W and X (PDF)

You can find the rest of the letters of the tulip alphabet here.

Favorite Monograms – PDF Collection

You’ll find this complete alphabet – along with 15 other decorative alphabets – all in one place in Favorite Monograms, a downloadable PDF collection of 16 monogram alphabets perfect for hand embroidery and other crafts.

Favorite Monograms for Hand Embroidery and Other Crafts

In the photo above, you can see samples of each alphabet available in Favorite Monograms.

Each letter in each alphabet in Favorite Monograms has been carefully traced into a clean line drawing that can be easily enlarged or reduced on a home printer or a photocopier.

The 16-alphabet collection is delivered as via a download link to your inbox shortly after purchase, so that you can begin creating right away! Priced at less than $1.00 per complete alphabet, monogram lovers can’t go wrong with this collection!

Favorite Monograms is available in my shop, here.

Needlework Blogs!

Oh wow. I missed a few of my tried-and-true, been-reading-for-years blogs on the Big List of Embroidery & Needlework Blogs to Explore that I posted last Friday.

I’ve updated the list since then. Sorry to those bloggers who might have felt slighted! It wasn’t intentional – I just wasn’t as organized as I thought I was!

Incidentally, the list was for needlework blogs. A blog is not the same thing as a static website. A blog is frequently updated (usually at least once a week to daily, depending on the writers and their publishing schedules), it is written in a conversational tone (not a commercial tone), and it usually isn’t predominantly an e-commerce site, although a web shop might be attached to a blog (or a blog might be attached to an e-commerce site).

So, for folks who wrote in, feeling terribly disappointed that I didn’t list their website, ask yourself if you are operating a commercial website that sells items, or if you are writing a blog. There’s a difference.

The purpose of the list was to offer a wide range of reading opportunities focusing on needlework and embroidery, not to promote particular businesses.

Another wee point: I’m not omniscient. I don’t actually know about every needlework shop in the world that exists, nor do I know about every blog being written about needlework. The list was the blogs that I know of, that I think have value to them and that can offer topics of interest to the embroiderer. I did open up the comments section for folks to post about their own blogs or about other people’s needlework blogs that they like.

It’s amazing how much email that article instigated. I’m sorry if it instigated any hurt feelings – that was certainly never my intention.

Slow-Down Mode

I’m still in Slow-Down Mode. I haven’t done a whole lot of my normal embroidery lately, either, but I’ve gotten in some “mindless” stitching that’s been very relaxing. I’ll share some of that with you in days to come. I’ve also worked up a few holiday-related charts to go along with my mindless stitching, so I’ll share those with you, too!

I’m tying up some loose ends this week, to prepare for whatever comes in November, but I’ll still be popping in with some goodies for you.

In the meantime, wherever you are, I hope you enjoy this last week of October! This is my favorite month. And it’s going out just as it should here in Kansas, with chilly weather, bright sunshine, and the foliage splashing up splendid bursts of color hither and yon.


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  1. I hope things go well for you, whatever the news to come. I know it’s hard to wait for results for information which will perhaps require unwanted intervention .

    Please don’t let email complaints cause you any distress. You offer wonderful information to your followers, but as a private blog you don’t owe notice to anyone.


  2. Dear Mary

    The Tulip monograms are lovely and thanks for the free patterns. I look forward to looking at your embroidery especially the holiday charts and whatever else you are stitching at present. I do hope you recover quickly from your health problem and that you will feel better and pain free soon. Take care and get lots of rest.

    Regards Anita Simmance

  3. Hi Marie,
    I also love the fall, the colors are gorgeous, oaks, maples and many others under the sun of high Provence. Enjoy these beautiful colors in kansas in you resourceful.

  4. I agree with Joan. I don’t necessarily visit every blog or site you write about anyway, but boy sometimes it is as if you are reading my mind and have done all the searching for me.

    Thanks for the slate frame blog. Just getting ready to purchase a set for a class. Haven’t been able to find string so a set that comes with is great.

    Hope all goes well for you.

  5. Glad to hear you are on the mend. Take all the time you need to feel better and enjoy your private stitching time. I for one am glad you are a little discriminatory with what you post. It helps me to realize that I can count on these places to offer valuable information and not just be stuff that I really don’t have time to peruse. If anyone wants to see some of my quilts and teddy bears, they are welcome to check out my own website http://www.sewmanystitches.co. Not many people actually know it is there, but it does allow me to have an on-line business card when I need it. Happy Stitching an take care of yourself.
    Debbie Thompson

  6. Hi Mary, regarding that recent post with your list of needlework blogs, good heavens, I cannot imagine any hurt feelings ever, but you are sweet to comment that way. The list has to be ever-changing and for good reasons. Rising interest! I know all the replies and comments to your post are to let you know just how widespread the interest in stitching is! Just think – all those blogs are just helping spread the word about how fun it is!

    Meantime, please rest, recover and know that ALL of us hang on your every word. We admire your work, your videos and all those wonderful articles to open our eyes to new (to us) topics you show us.

    Deb in Idaho
    Tempting Tangles Designs


  7. Dear Mary, I join with hundreds of your other online friends in wishing you a speedy recovery from your health issues. You have become such a welcome friendly presence through my morning mail. Take care.

  8. Hi Mary,
    Thank you so much for your list of blog sites. Of late, I have been lured away from exacting counted thread embroidery by the quilting bug. While combining surface embroidery and quilting is fun and colourful, it does not have the same demands as goldwork, needle lace and some of the counted thread styles. Visiting some of the blogs you listed has been inspirational and invigorating – time to return to my roots!

    Thank you for your contributions to the embroidery world.

  9. oh, all my best wishes for a happy and quick recovery, Mary!
    I loved the way you addressed the blog list issue, and thank you for the amount of time, work and care you put in everything you do and share with us. lots of love and happy thoughts,

  10. I’m so sorry some people got upset by your list. I was thrilled to be introduced to more stitchers – though that will be a few more hours spent reading rather than stitching!
    I hope you’ll soon be fully well again. Take care.

  11. Hi Mary, I can’t fully confirm your differentiation between a website and a blog. A website hasn’t to be commercial, there are private websites as well (as is mine), written in a conversational tone, frequently updated etc. The difference between a blog and website is the underlying technique (or software) used (who am I telling!). I could design my website just like a blog, as a kind of a diary, so that the latest post is always showing first. I could even include tagging. It just wouldn’t allow folks to leave comments. All that would require, however, a lot more programming hassle than in a blogger software, as in the latter, all these functions are already included.
    Maybe that’s the reason my website was flagged as spam a year ago? I assure you, it is in no way commercial, and yet it is a website, not a blog. 🙂

    Wishing you a Sunny and Happy Easter!
    Angela from the Ore Mountains

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