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Crossroads Embroidery: French Knot

Welcome to the sixth video in the Crossroads Embroidery Series. During the remaining videos in this series, we will be learning some basic embroidery stitches and I will be sharing a FREE embroidery design with each tutorial. Last time, we learned the Stem Stitch and today I’m excited to teach you the French Knot. In […]

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Crossroads Embroidery: Stem Stitch

Welcome to the fifth video in the Crossroads Embroidery Series! During the remaining videos in this series, we will be learning some basic embroidery stitches and I will be sharing a FREE embroidery design with each tutorial. Last time, we learned the Back Stitch and today I’m excited to teach you the Stem Stitch. In […]

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Vintage Notions Monthly: May

Thanks for joining me in my fourth installment of our monthly club where we are revisiting our 2016 Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues. The timeless wisdom and inspiration that are found in the pages are a joy to explore. The May issue marks the change into the summer season!  The letter to the editor speaks […]

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Crossroads Embroidery: Back Stitch

Welcome to the fourth video in the Crossroads Embroidery Series. During the remaining videos in this series, we will be learning some basic embroidery stitches and I will be sharing a FREE embroidery design with each tutorial. Last time, we learned the Cross Stitch and today I’m excited to teach you the Back Stitch. In […]

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Vintage Notions Monthly: April

Thanks for joining me in my fourth installment of our monthly club where we are revisiting our 2016 Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues. The timeless wisdom and inspiration that are found in the pages are a joy to explore. The April issue has a fascinating article from the Director herself, Mary Brooks Picken on learning […]

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Vintage Notions Monthly Club: March

  Thanks for joining me in my third installment of our monthly club where we are revisiting our 2016 Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues. The timeless wisdom and inspiration that are found in the pages are a joy to explore. The March issue finds focus being placed on change and looking forward – from the […]

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Vintage Notions Monthly Club: February

  Thanks for joining me in my second installment of our monthly club where we are revisiting our 2016 Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues. The timeless wisdom and inspiration that are found in the pages are a joy to explore. The February issue found Mary & the Institute celebrating their 4th anniversary. One of my […]

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Vintage Notions Monthly Club

Last year I launched my new Vintage Notions Monthly magazine. This magazine allowed me to share more of the material that inspired my book Vintage Notions. It brings to life more of Mary Brooks Picken’s writing and wisdom as well as the lessons the Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences. Mary & her students […]

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A Holiday Treat to Share: Candy Cane Popcorn

One of my favorite holiday treats to make for friends and neighbors (and anyone passing through my kitchen!) is this recipe for Candy Cane Popcorn. I’ve shared it here before, but it bears repeating, as it’s the perfect gift to whip up and present to others in this season of gathering and joy. I just […]

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