Needle Keeper Tutorial Part II

Needle Keeper Tutorial Part II

Many years of sewing and designing creative fiber arts projects has taught me that if you plan ahead it makes for less ripping out of misplaced stitches or rethinking the design. I learned that lesson at a young age because my Grandmother made tailored coats and...

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Needle Keeper Tutorial Part One

Needle Keeper Tutorial Part One

One of the things that has always fascinated me is the history of creating beautiful things from cloth and thread. My mom had a round basket that held her tangled, embroidery threads which she kept in her bedroom in the first house my family lived in. We moved from...

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The Tale of Miss Mustard Seed’s Needle Keeper

The Tale of Miss Mustard Seed’s Needle Keeper

Have you ever bought materials for a project but somehow didn't start the project or it wasn't the right season for the project you had in mind? I did that about six years ago when I purchased some antique grain sack scraps from an upholstery project that Marian at...

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Agendas Before they were a Thing

Agendas Before they were a Thing

Planners and agendas have been a part of my life for a long time. As a teacher, I prepared numerous year long course descriptions that outlined for students the topics and timeframe that would be covered in each science class. From that skeletal overview, each week...

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Friday Finds

Friday Finds

As you are reading the title of this blog post, I can certainly hear many of you asking, “Why would she go antiquing when she is supposed to be following the mandate of staying home?” Don’t worry, today is the fourteenth day of staying home for me. Just like all of...

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Welcome to Trout Lily Hill

Blogging about life on Trout Lily Hill will allow me the opportunity share all of my tips and ideas for creating great family memories in the place you call home.