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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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Gone Fishin’, or A Short Reprieve


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There is a first time for everything. Today: I am blogging from my phone.

I hope it works!

Blackwork Fish

Here is a picture of an embroidered fish for you, from days of old.

I am taking a short break – a bit under the weather. I hope to have the third Christmas Tree Ornament installment up on Monday for you, when I will also announce the give-away winner for these beautiful silk ribbons.

Anna is holding the fort at the studio, getting packages shipped.

I will crank up my rusty old laptop this weekend, and catch up with you on Monday, if all goes as planned.

Hope you have a great weekend!


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  1. Wishing you healthy days and a Merry Christmas! Looking forward to more new ideas and time to read your blog in the new year, too!

  2. Hi Mary,

    I am so intrigued by the fish, I looked it up on your site. It is amazing! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing. I would love to try it sometime.

    Beverly Zaslow

  3. Your headline made me think perhaps you are going to curl up with an Easy Rawlins book? ; ) Hope you feel better soon!

  4. Oh no! I hope you are feeling better soon!

    Great fish… it has a zen tangle look about it… doesn’t seem like it’s from days of old. Or maybe I’m old and don’t remember how long zen tangle has been around, LOL.

  5. Feel better! You have worked yourself to the bone getting the great new shop setup and getting out orders. You definitely need an “R & R” break! Pamper yourself! God Bless You and Anna.

  6. I hope you feel better soon! Thank you for all the resources you make available on the blog at no cost (and for sharing the fish again – it’s one of my favs)

  7. Like you, I like to learn something new, or increase my skills in something I already know.
    I have wanted to learn Reticello for a long time. I love the books by Ms. Buonpadre.

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