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Chikankari - The Floral White Work of India - Guest Blogger: Penny Peters

A story is told about the origins of Chikankari, the floral white work of India, that hundreds of years ago a Mughal emperor was scandalized because he could see the body of one of the women in his harem through her garment.  300 more words


Crochet Dreamcatcher

I really love the crochet dreamcatchers I see and wanted to give one a try.  I had some old drapery hoops and thought they would be perfect as a dreamcatcher.  90 more words


spring & summer threads

it’s looking like winter may be behind us…at least for the next few days.  thunderstorms tonight and above average temps later this week.

it seemed like the perfect time to start thinking about spring and summer or as the French say Printemps (spring) and La Mer (summer). 116 more words

Sweetwater Cotton Shoppe

Top Ten Tuesday {Embroidery}

We love whipping up projects quickly with our sewing machines, but sometimes sitting down and doing some slow stitching is exactly what we need. February is National Embroidery Month and to celebrate we have rounded up a few of our favorite patterns and tutorials for you to enjoy. 154 more words


Blast from the past

My twelve-year-old cousin sent me a friendship bracelet for Christmas.  It was different than the kind I used to make but still took me back to look at! 639 more words


Marmalade Meadows by Wendy Sheppard

Wendy Sheppard is one of our all time favorite people. She is thoughtful and kind, creative and talented, and truly a master quilter. We are in awe of her work and adore her style. 1,406 more words


Fixing A Small Hole In Your Favorite Knit

Recently a friend asked if I could fix a hole in a fine gauge sweater she had purchased on-line. I have mended many items and was up for the challenge. 551 more words